Rangers' Hamilton hits 4 homers against Orioles

The SportsXchange

Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, who has been red hot since the start of the season, became the first player since 2003 to hit four home runs in a game when he turned the trick against the Orioles in Baltimore on Tuesday night.

All four of Hamilton's homers in the Rangers' 10-3 victory were two-run shots, and he became the 14th player since 1900 to have a four-homer game.

Hamilton is the first to accomplish the feat since Carlos Delgado did it in 2003.

Hamilton also had a double, and his 18 total bases in the game broke the American League record and is one shy of the major-league record.

Orioles starter Jake Arrieta allowed two of Hamilton's homers, Zach Phillips gave up the third, and Darren O'Day gave up the fourth, an eighth-inning blast to dead center.

Hamilton is hitting .406 with an AL-leading 14 homers and 36 RBIs.
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