The high-flying Texas Rangers won again on Wednesday night thanks in part to a three-run homer from shortstop Elvis Andrus.

Always considered a 'light-hitting' shortstop without much power, the blast was Andrus' seventh of the 2015 season - a new career-high for him.

Before the game, A's coach Ron Washington (who obviously has a history with Andrus having been the Rangers' manager for years prior to joining Oakland this season) told's T.R. Sullivan that, "It looks like he's got some life back in him."

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Andrus' previous season-high in homers was six, which he accomplished back in 2009.

Sullivan pointed out that Andrus is hitting .285./324/.417 since the All-Star break, something he attributes to a tweaked approach at the plate."The biggest thing offensively is I'm not looking for a certain pitch, I'm just going up there and being aggressive," Andrus told Sullivan. "That has helped me develop my swing. I have always used a leg kick but this year it is higher and I have my timing. Before I was not on time. I was fighting with my timing. Now that I have my timing, I'm hitting balls that I have never hit in my career."

That new focus at the plate is paying off, and it's giving the first-place Rangers yet another offensive threat to go along with Adrian Beltre, Prince Fielder, Mitch Moreland, Shin-Soo Choo and Mike Napoli. The club's offensive cohesion is part of the reason they're gunning for an AL West title, and Andrus has been a key contributor of late.