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Adrian Beltre went 3-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and two runs scored against the Angels on Thursday.
There has been very little to talk about in regards to the Rangers season, but Beltre has certainly done his part. He is now first in the American League in batting (.341 BA) which has been aided by hitting .429 (16-for-40) in the month of July. Even if his recent surge was to fall off slightly in the second half, his power production (13 HR and 50 RBI) will be enough to keep him near the top of the rankings at third base.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Aldon Smith said he is "hungry" to bounce back in 2015.
While that's all well and good, the bottom line is that Smith needs to stay focused on the field and out of trouble off it. His suspension really hurt the 49ers defense and with a new regime taking over, he needs to really prove that he's more than just a problem child. He can be one of the best in the game if he's focused, so if he's really that hungry, the 49ers will let him eat. Analysis: Howard Bender