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Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre smiles after scoring (Credit: AP)

Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre smiles after scoring on a single by Michael Young during the seventh inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Adrian Beltre

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is a contender for the American League MVP award.

Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre smiles after scoring
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Texas third baseman Adrian Beltre smiles after scoring on a single by Michael Young during the seventh inning of a game against the Cleveland Indians. (Aug. 31, 2012)

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre follows through
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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre follows through on a double to right in the third inning of a game against Tampa Bay. (Aug. 27, 2012)

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre singles off
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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre singles off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Vinnie Pestano in the eighth inning. (Sept. 1, 2012)

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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre watches his
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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre watches his solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez in the sixth inning. (Sept. 1, 2012)

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is greeted
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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is greeted by teammate David Murphy (7) after hitting a solo home run off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Zach McAllister in the fifth inning. (Sept. 2, 2012)

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre holds his
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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre holds his throw after fielding a slow ground ball hit by Cleveland's Matt LaPorta in the second inning. (Sept. 2, 2012)

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers hits a
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Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers hits a foul ball during a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Sept. 9, 2012)

Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers singles as
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Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers singles as catcher Chris Gimenez of the Tampa Bay Rays looks on. (Sept. 7, 2012)

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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, left, shares
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Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre, left, shares a drink with his son Adrian Jr. after throwing batting practice to him before a game against the Cleveland Indians. (Sept. 13, 2012)

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, left, congratulates Adrian
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Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, left, congratulates Adrian Beltre, right, on his two-run home run off Cleveland's Jeanmar Gomez. (Sept. 12, 2012)

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