ARLINGTON, Texas On a night when a sluggish Rangers offense was made to look even more drowsy by Yankees starter C.C. Sabathia, Josh Hamilton remained the primary power source for the Rangers offense.
Hamilton sent a Sabathia pitch 422 feet into the seats overlooking the Rangers bullpen in the sixth inning of a 7-4 loss.
It was Hamilton's eighth home run in 17 games this season, making him the fastest Ranger to reach that homer mark in club history.
The previous record-holder, Alex Rodriguez, was present. Rodriquez reached eight home runs in 18 games back in 2002, the season he hit a career-high 57 homers.
Hamilton's batting average slipped to a gaudy .408 after going 1-for-4 on Monday, so he's producing more than just tape-measure shots.
But the pace at which he is hitting home runs is just as impressive as the distance they travel.
"I know when they're making mistakes he's not missing them," Washington said. "I've seen him locked in like that before. I just hope he keeps it...