Josh Hamilton Hits Four Home Runs for Rangers Against Orioles, Breaks Several American League Records

Josh Hamilton Hits Four Home Runs for Rangers Against Orioles, Breaks Several American League RecordsBALTIMORE — Josh Hamilton has become the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game.

Facing the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night, the Texas Rangers outfielder hit two-run homers in the first, third, seventh and eighth innings to tie the major league record. He also doubled in the fifth.

The 18 total bases is a new single-game American League record. His seven RBIs are a career high.

The last player to hit four home runs in a game was Carlos Delgado on Sept. 25, 2003, for Toronto against Tampa Bay.

Two of the 16 players to hit four homers in a game did it before 1900. Hamilton is the sixth AL player to perform the feat.

Hamilton leads the AL with 14 homers and 35 RBIs and is batting .406.