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Josh Hamilton hits 4 home runs versus O’s

BALTIMORE - Josh Hamilton turned in one of the top-hitting performances of all time by blasting four two-run homers off three different pitchers to power the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.

Hamilton tied a Major League Baseball record for most home runs in a game and also drove in eight runs at Camden Yards.

“Obviously it’s, other than being in the World Series, the highlight of my big-league career,” said Hamilton, who became the 16th player in MLB history to hit four home runs in a single game.

“I was saying after I hit two I’ve never hit three in a game before, and what a blessing that was. Then to hit four is just an awesome feeling, to see how excited my teammates got.”

Hamilton is the first to accomplish the feat since Carlos Delgado in 2003 and is the sixth player in the American League to do so.

Hamilton smacked four two-run homers and finished the game batting five-for-five. He had eight RBI and each time he hit a homer he scored teammate Elvis Andrus.

AFP
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