Beltre reaches milestone
Not only did Tim Wakefield (44 years, 37 days) surpass Dennis Eckersley to become the oldest pitcher in Red Sox history to record a win, third baseman Adrian Beltre notched his 1,000 and 1,001 RBIs.
Beltre collected both on a two-run homer off Rays starter Matt Garza in the bottom of the second inning.
“I had no goals, only to be in the big leagues,” Beltre said. “I’m just happy to be in the big leagues, but of course getting to that milestone is important.”
Beltre becomes the 27th third baseman to reach the milestone since the stat was tracked by position in 1920. He is one of four active players to reach that plateau, joining Chipper Jones, Scott Rolen and Aramis Ramirez.
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