Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton put the finishing touches on one of the greatest offensive
weeks in baseball history Sunday with a pair of hits and three more RBIs.
Hamilton did not homer in Sunday's 13-6 throttling of Los Angeles, leaving him with
nine homers for the week. Hamilton tied the major league record for homers in a single
game with four on Tuesday. He set the AL record for total bases in a game with 18 in the
Hamilton hit .467 for the week and was walked four times (twice intentionally) for an
on-base-plus-slugging percentage of 1.963.
To put a little context on Hamilton's performance for the week, a few notes:
--His nine homers for the week were more than all but eight other players have hit for
--His 18 home runs are five more than the San Diego Padres have hit for the year.
Hamilton enters the week within two homers of the entire Minnesota Twins team and three of
the Chicago Cubs.
--Hamilton was the second player since 1918 to have as many as 18 homers in his team's
first 34 games. Philadelphia's Cy Williams had 18 in 34 in 1923.
--Hamilton now has 44 RBIs and 30 runs scored in the Rangers' first 35 games. He's
started only 32 of those.
--Hamilton entered Sunday's game as one of just seven players since 1955 with 41 or
more RBIs in their team's first 34 games. Hamilton had three RBIs on Sunday to give him
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