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Josh Hamilton homers four times as Rangers trounce Orioles


The Texas Rangers love hitting at Camden Yards, especially Josh Hamilton.

The Rangers outfielder has become the 16th player in major league history to homer four times in a game, and the first since Carlos Delgado with Toronto in 2003. Hamilton also set an American League record with 18 total bases as the Rangers destroyed Baltimore 10-3 Tuesday night.

Hamilton belted two-run blasts in the first, third and seventh innings before his solo shot in the eighth made him the sixth American Leaguer with a four-homer game. He also doubled in the fifth and finished with a career-high eight RBIs.

Hamilton leads the American League in each Triple-Crown category, batting .406 with 14 homers and 36 RBIs.

Texas has outscored the Orioles 24-6 in the first two games of the series, nearly five years after the Rangers set a modern major league record with 30 runs in a game at Baltimore. The Rangers are averaging 6.5 runs a game at Camden Yards since 2007, despite being shut out four times during that span.

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