BALTIMORE (AP) cheap Josh Hamilton jersey became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two run drives against three different pitchers in a history making performance that carried the Texas Rangers jerseys to a 10 3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles jerseys on Tuesday
Hamilton homered off cheap Jake Arrieta jersey in the first and third innings, added another off cheap Zach Phillips jersey in the seventh and topped it off with a one for the books shot against Darren O Day in the eighth. During the last at bat, Hamilton took a mighty hack and missed, lined a foul into right field seats and then sent an 0 2 pitch over the center field wall.
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 slugger to perform the feat. The last player to hit four homers in a game against the Orioles jerseys was Rocky Colavito in 1959, at old Memorial Stadium.
Hamilton, who is in the final year of his contract and could become a free agent after this season, leads the AL with 14 homers and 36 RBIs, and his 5 for 5 effort raised his batting average to .406.
He also set the Texas single game club record with five extra base hits, breaking the mark of four held by eight players. Hamilton has homered in five of his last six at bats, counting his final trip to the plate Monday night.
Andrian Beltre also homered for the Rangers jerseys. Coming off a 14 3 win in the series opener, Texas has won two straight for the first time since April 24 25 and are 20 10, their best ever record after 30 games.
Dating back to last season, Texas has won seven in a row over Baltimore by a combined 70 18 score.
Rangers jerseys starter cheap Neftali Feliz jersey (2 1) gave up one run on four hits and had a career high eight strikeouts. Converted to starter after notching 72 saves over the previous two seasons, Feliz had a 2 0 lead to protect before throwing his first pitch and maintained the advantage just like when he was closer.
The Orioles jerseys entered the series with the best record in the majors after a 5 1 trip through Yankee Stadium and Fenway Park, but they have looked more like a team with 14 straight losing seasons in these two games against the two time defending AL champions.
Arrieta (2 3) allowed six runs and nine hits in 6 1 3 innings. He yielded a career high three homers, matching the total he surrendered in his first six starts this season. Hardy and cheap Nick Markakis jersey hit consecutive solo homers for Baltimore in the eighth, long after the outcome had been decided.
It was more of the same in the third, and then some. After Andrus reached on a chopper off the plate, Hamilton lined an opposite field drive into the left field seats. Beltre followed with this sixth home run, the fourth time in 30 games that Texas has homered in successive at bats.
Andrus singled in the seventh before Hamilton sent a drive over the center field wall against Phillips, who was recalled from Triple A Norfolk before the game.
After that, the only suspense was whether Hamilton would get another at bat. He did, and made it count.
NOTES: Andrus has reached base in 26 straight games. He is 16 for 33 on the road trip. . Despite Baltimore s surprising start, the game drew a meager crowd of 11,263. . Baltimore s cheap Chris Davis jersey singled in the eighth to snap an 0 for 14 skid