Rangers' Hamilton hits 4 homers in game

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BALTIMORE — Josh Hamilton has become the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game.

Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton watches his two-run home run in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore.  PATRICK SAMANSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
PATRICK SAMANSKY/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Texas Rangers' Josh Hamilton watches his two-run home run in the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore.

Facing the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers outfielder hit two-run homers in the first, third and seventh innings and added a solo shot in the eighth to tie the major league record. He also doubled in the fifth.

The 18 total bases is a new single-game American League record. His seven RBIs are a career high.

The last player to hit four home runs in a game was Carlos Delgado on Sept. 25, 2003, for Toronto against Tampa Bay.

Two of the 16 players to hit four homers in a game did it before 1900. Hamilton is the sixth AL player to perform the feat.

Hamilton leads the AL with 14 homers and 35 RBIs and is batting .406.


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