Beltre’s 2,500th career hit was met with a standing ovation from his fans and a head rub from the always-playful Miguel Cabrera. Beltre, never pleased with anyone touching his head, immediately collected hit no. 2,501 on Cabrera’s nuts.
Beltre tried to hit Cabrera in the groin a month ago in a game in Detroit after Cabrera, while standing on third base, touched Beltre’s head. Beltre whacked Cabrera on the shoulder and then went for the kids, but Cabrera was able to cover up. This time, Beltre went straight for the money shot.