BALTIMORE - Josh Hamilton 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 to a 10-3 victory over the Orioles on Tuesday night.
Hamilton homered off Jake Arrieta in the first and third innings, added another off Zach Phillips 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 sent an 0-2 pitch over the centerfield wall.
He also doubled in the fifth inning. His 18 total bases is a new single-game American League record, and his eight RBI are a career high.