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Adrian Beltre's guts lead the way

Third baseman's stomach for fight invaluable in Rangers' quest for ultimate prize

Updated: October 5, 2012, 12:00 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Mark Lowe will never forget Adrian Beltre's reaction one day a few years ago in Seattle when he was told one of the Mariners' trainers took him out of the lineup.

"I remember he got really upset and pulled the trainer aside in the office and said, 'Don't ever take me out of the lineup again. If I need a day, I'll take a day myself. Don't sit here and pull me out.'"

It's the kind of toughness that has become just as much a part of Beltre's baseball resume as his ...

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