Adrian Beltre shows off power stroke

Noted for defense, Rangers third baseman joins elite company with 3-homer game

Updated: August 23, 2012, 9:33 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Some nights, Adrian Beltre's unorthodox, yet highlight-reel defensive play can overshadow his bat.

Such is the price for wearing a gold glove at third base, one of the tougher positions to play on the field. It's not that Beltre doesn't carry a big stick. He does. But all too often, he makes a ridiculous off-balance throw or scampers to a ball that few could even reach, and that's what everyone ends up talking about.

"When you win a Gold Glove and play like ...

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