"The fact that I got my first hit here, it's good," Beltran said. "It's good to get it out of the way."
The blast, which left the bat at 101 mph and traveled an estimated 376 feet, according to Statcast™, marked his 23rd homer of the season. It's the first time he's eclipsed 22 home runs in a season since he hit 24 in 2013.
What has enabled him to have a power surge so late in his career?
"I feel like I've been healthy for the most part, and I think the [designated hitter] also has been helping a little bit honestly, because being in the outfield can wear you out when you play every day," Beltran said. "So the fact that I'm just worrying about hitting and keeping my body fresh has allowed me to have success."
Before the Rangers acquired Beltran, they had received little power production from the DH spot. Texas' 10 home runs from DHs ranked last in the American League.
While Beltran recorded his first homer with the Rangers, their new-look lineup has scored a total of just three runs in the first two games since Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.
Manager Jeff Banister knows the production is just a matter of time, though.
"It was nice to see Beltran really get a good swing off," Banister said. "This is a quality lineup, and they are going to hit. They are going to put runs on the board."
Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore and covered the Rangers on Wednesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.