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September 29, 2013

Adrian Beltre 'tweaked' left hamstring, but will be ready for Game 163

Adrian Beltre felt he had “one bullet left” in the sixth inning, and used it to try and steal second. After singling with two outs, Beltre felt getting into scoring position would give them the best chance to score.

But he ended up tweaking his left hamstring in the process, and didn’t even get credited with a stolen base as A.J. Pierzynski singled on the play. Beltre, who has monitored his hamstring most of the season, brushed off any concerns about his hamstring.

“It’s good enough,” he said. “I was going too fast, that’s what happened. Nothing new. Same old injury.”

Said manager Ron Washington: "I don’t think that’s the first time you’ve seen Adrian gimpy."

Starter Yu Darvish also dismissed any injury concerns. Washington, pitching coach Mike Maddux, a team trainer and his translator all visited him during the second inning, but apparently it was unnecessary.

“Frankly speaking, I didn’t know why they came out,” Darvish said. “I was fine.”

-- Drew Davison

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