Josh Hamilton comes up big

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Josh Hamilton has been good this season. We expect more from the reigning most valuable player.

So does he.

Perhaps he's about to deliver a month to remember.

On Sunday night before a national television audience, Hamilton provided the two biggest hits of the Texas Rangers' season.

First, his two-run homer in the third inning tied the score as the Rangers rallied from a three-run deficit. Then, Hamilton delivered a tie-breaking RBI single in the seventh.

Texas 9, Los Angeles 5.

The victory enabled the Rangers to increase their lead in the AL West to three games after winning two of three games and five of seven from the Los Angeles Angels in the past two weeks.

Texas will not see the Angels again until Sept. 26-28, when the teams meet in Anaheim.

Understand, it's hard to complain about a player hitting .298 with 18 homers and 74 RBIs in just 96 games, but Hamilton has a prodigious talent. He's capable of carrying the Rangers for two or three months, when he's in the zone.

That's not hyperbole. We all saw him do it last summer.

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