Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 5/9/12
Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton set an American League record on Tuesday night when he gathered 18 total bases in a game after going 5-5 with four home runs and a double in a 10-3 Rangers win over the Baltimore Orioles. Hamilton became the 16th player in Major League history to hit four home runs in a game. "It is just an absolute blessing from above," Hamilton said on the field after the game when asked about setting the record. "I've always wanted to hit three (home runs) in one game, I'd never done that, and then to get four, I mean, I was just thanking the lord above. Four home runs in a game is a new Rangers record. "I was just staying small," Hamilton said. "I wasn't getting too big, trying to do too much. I was just taking the barrel of the bat to the ball and it worked out good." Hamilton was surprised a bit though that this ball-launching feat happened in Baltimore. "Usually it is humid here and the ball doesn't carry quite as well at nighttime," Hamilton said....
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