Hamilton hits 4 homers for Rangers vs Orioles

Hamilton hits 4 homers for Rangers vs Orioles

Hamilton hits 4 homers for Rangers vs Orioles

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on May 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM

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

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.

Josh Hamilton was a former Louisville Bat.

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