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Larry Brown Sports:
Josh Hamilton has hit nine home runs this week, including one on Saturday off ex-teammate and current Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson. Wilson went five and two-thirds allowing just two runs against his former team, which also boasts the best offense in baseball. He tweeted after the game that he thinks Josh Hamilton might break Barry Bonds’ single-season home run record.
I know a lot of people might want to pitch around hamilton, but their lineup is too good.He might break bonds record this year, no joke
— C.J. Wilson (@str8edgeracer) May 12, 2012
Wilson is in a good position to make such an assessment for two reasons. One, he spent the last few seasons with the Rangers, so he knows how good the lineup is. Two, he was Hamilton’s teammate the last four years and knows what he’s capable of.
The truth is Wilson is right.
Hamilton has 18 home runs through 34 games and is on pace for 85 home runs. Bonds had 14 through his first 34 in 2001, the year he hit a record 73 home runs.
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seven and the Texas Rangers beat the Los Angeles Angels 10-3 in a
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(AP) -- Josh Hamilton is hitting the ball hard and the opponent hasn't made much of a difference.
That may be why it's somewhat surprising that he hasn't enjoyed consistent success against the Kansas City Royals.
Hamilton looks to continue his torrid pace at the plate as the AL-leading Texas Rangers open a two-game set against the visiting Royals on Monday night.
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