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Sep 14, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre (29) and designated hitter Prince Fielder (84) celebrate Fielder

Veterans Stepping Up

Veterans are essential to a positive postseason run, and the veterans that the Rangers have are doing more than their fair share. The Rangers have that perfect mix of young and old, and the old guys are leading the young guys to becoming a postseason juggernaut.

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Adrian Beltre has had a rough year for his standards, some of that has to do with his nagging injuries that he has dealt with all year. But the future Hall of Famer has done nothing wrong in the past week. The 17-year veteran is hitting a scorching .414 (12-for-29) with two doubles, two home runs, and eight RBIs in the past week alone. Not only that, but when he is getting on base, he is finding ways to cross home plate. Adrian Beltre has scored eight runs for the Rangers in the past week, which means he has had some part in 16 Rangers runs.

Prince Fielder sees those gaudy numbers and somehow, raises him. Fielder is hitting .400 (12-for-30) over the course of the past week, including a double, three home runs, and ten RBIs. But the big fella isn’t just driving in runs; he is scoring them as well, as he has nine runs scored in the past week. That means that the 10-year veteran has had his hand in 19 runs of the Rangers over the course of the past week, which is truly remarkable.

These older veterans have become such a calming presence both in the clubhouse and on the field, and it is allowing for some of the younger players like Rougned Odor and Delino DeShields to go out and have fun.

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