Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 5/12/12
ARLINGTON — Popular singer Adele says in a well-circulated song that she set fire to the rain. It would have been fitting if she could have sung the national anthem before the Texas Rangers’ game Friday night. Josh Hamilton hit two more homers, giving him eight in his last 18 at-bats, and Yu Darvish pitched solidly around a near two-hour rain delay as the Rangers remained red-hot in a 10-3 victory over the Angels. Hamilton said Friday that under normal circumstances he would have by Friday changed the bat he used to hit four home runs in Tuesday’s game at Baltimore. “They put a sticker on the end of my bat, kind of saying that this one’s done. But I’m still using it. Until it breaks.” That is sound thinking, as Hamilton became just the third player in Major League history to hit 17 home runs in his team’s first 33 games. And he’s actually played in only 30 of them. “When you play the game, you want to slow it down as much as you possibly can,” said Hamilton, who went 3-for-4 with three
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