ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Adrian Beltre's 406th career home run was no big deal to the 18-year veteran.
But Ryan Strausborger's first homer, in his seventh major league game, was part of a dream come true.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Tyler Patmon showed the Dallas Cowboys his feisty side long before he threw the first punch in a training camp fight with star receiver Dez Bryant.
The second-year cornerback also showed some playmaking ability as soon as he took the field last year, which is why he made the roster as the longest of long shots — one of the extra bodies for rookie minicamp after going undrafted and unsigned as a free agent.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton started the day getting an MRI on the sore left knee that forced him to miss the previous two games.
Once the exam revealed no structural damage, Hamilton told manager Jeff Banister he could play through some pain and wanted back in the Texas Rangers' lineup. And then the slugger showed he still has some big pop in his bat.
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Cole Beasley has the security of a long-term contract and a growing bond with Tony Romo in the Dallas passing game.