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MLB: Texas 10, Baltimore 3

May 8, 2012 at 10:28 PM

BALTIMORE, May 8 (UPI) -- Josh Hamilton hit four home runs, going 5-for-5 with eight RBI in a record-breaking performance Tuesday, powering the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 rout of Baltimore.

Hamilton set an American League record with 18 total bases. He hit two-run homers in the first, third, seventh and eighth innings, scoring Elvis Andrus ahead of him each time.

It was the 16th four-homer game in major league history. Hamilton became the first AL player ever to go 5-for-5 with four homers in a single contest.

Adrian Beltre also went deep for the Rangers, who have won two straight against the Orioles by a combined score of 24-6.

Neftali Feliz (2-1) earned the victory, yielding one run on four hits over six innings while walking two and striking out eight.

Orioles starter Jake Arrieta (2-3) surrendered three of Hamilton's blasts, accounting for all six of his runs allowed on nine hits over 6 1/3 frames.

Nick Markakis went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two RBI while J.J. Hardy also homered for Baltimore.

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