Josh Hamilton single-handedly introduced the Baltimore Orioles to what power teams in the American League are like. Hamilton slammed 4 home runs, a double and knocked in 8 runs.
Hamilton ended the night 5 for 5 . The Orioles have been playing good baseball, however tonight was not one of those nights.
The home runs came off of 3 different pitchers including, Jake Arieta, Zach Phillips, Darren O’Day. All four shots were no doubters, and all were to run shots.
It marked the 14th four-home-run game in major league history since 1900.
Hamilton is the first to accomplish the feat since Carlos Delgado did so in 2003. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, is now hitting .406 with an AL-leading 14 homers and 36 RBIs.
Hamilton was player of the month in the American League in April, and could probably take the rest of the month off in May and still win again.
In his last six at-bats Hamilton has five home runs and double.
Josh Hamilton is the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in a game.
The 18 total bases is a new single-game American League record and one shy of a major league record.
The eights RBIs are a new career high for the Hamilton.
Hamilton now leads the American League in home runs with 14 and RBI with 36.