Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers is congratulated by teammate Elvis Andrus #1 after hitting a two run homer against Rick Porcello of the Detroit Tigers in the first inning on August 12, 2012 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington in Arlington, Texas.
(August 11, 2012 – Source: Layne Murdoch/Getty Images North America)
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hit his 32nd homer and drove in three runs, Yu Darvish struck out eight and the Texas Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 Sunday.
Hamilton had a two-run drive in the first inning, taking the major league lead and matching his career high. He added an RBI single in the third to give him 99 RBIs, which is also tops in baseball.
Darvish (12-8) allowed six hits and walked five in 6 2-3 innings. He is 3-0 against the Tigers this year.
Ian Kinsler drove in two runs for the AL West-leading Rangers. Miguel Cabrera had a two-run double for the Tigers.
Rick Porcello (9-7) gave up nine hits and six runs.
MARINERS 4, ANGELS 1