Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 and belted his 17th home run of the season in the sixth inning in the Rangers 6-2 victory over the Astros on Sunday.
Beltre has been the only player in the Rangers lineup who's actually met their expectations for the season. He's now slashing .320/.370/.510 and while he won't hit 30 home runs again this season, he should finish the season as a top-5 third baseman. He's as solid as they come and he hasn't shown any significant decline even at the age of 36.ANALYST:
Jahlil Okafor scored 14 points (7-18 FGA) with nine rebounds, three blocks, one steal and one assist in 30 minutes on Monday for the 76ers.
Concern came when Okafor switched to the four from the five as the guarding of stretch fours could cost him rebounds and make run more than he typically does on the block, but with the early results in, it seems that those concerns are not to be worried about. Following the best game of his young career on Saturday, Monday's outing was another very solid effort from the Duke product coming close to yet another double-double and contributing in every category. Now that we are passed the typical college season in terms of games played, it's good to see that the rookie is keeping his production steady. He should be a starter every night in all formats. Analysis: Matt Selz