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Hamilton provides pop, before 'pen loses lead

Josh Hamilton cranked his 22nd homer of the year and added two doubles to extend his home hitting streak to 28 games and Tommy Hunter fanned a season-high seven, but the 'pen allowed the O's to rally for the win.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Patterson, C, DH5011033.278
Tejada, M, 3B5010023.276
Markakis, RF5110001.306
Wigginton, 1B4020012.253
1-Izturis, C, PR-SS1100000.244
Jones, Ad, CF3100012.272
Pie, LF3112001.364
Tatum, C3111110.235
Moore, S, 2B-1B3111103.250
Lugo, SS-2B4021012.263
1-Ran for Wigginton in the 8th.
Andrus, SS5010011.289
Young, M, 3B4011101.306
Kinsler, 2B4020102.310
Guerrero, DH4000103.326
Hamilton, LF4231101.345
Molina, B, C4000005.251
Cruz, N, RF3111111.301
Smoak, 1B4010015.209
Borbon, CF3100111.282
2B: Tejada, M (14, Hunter, T), Markakis (26, Hunter, T).
HR: Moore, S (3, 5th inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 1 out), Pie (2, 7th inning off Hunter, T, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Lugo 2; Tejada, M 2; Moore, S 4; Wigginton 2; Markakis 2; Patterson, C; Tatum; Pie 4.
RBI: Moore, S (9), Pie 2 (4), Patterson, C (14), Tatum (5), Lugo (12).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wigginton; Pie; Patterson, C.
GIDP: Tejada, M.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 7.

SB: Markakis (3, 2nd base off Francisco, F/Molina, B).

E: Tatum (1, throw), Guthrie (2, pickoff), Tejada, M (13, throw).
DP: (Lugo-Tatum-Wigginton).

2B: Hamilton 2 (25, Guthrie, Hernandez, Da).
HR: Hamilton (22, 3rd inning off Guthrie, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Kinsler 2; Andrus; Hamilton 8; Smoak; Cruz, N; Young, M.
RBI: Cruz, N (41), Young, M (54), Hamilton (64).
2-out RBI: Young, M.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kinsler; Young, M; Smoak 3; Guerrero.
SAC: Molina, B.
GIDP: Molina, B.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 11.

SB: Cruz, N (9, 2nd base off Guthrie/Tatum).

E: Andrus (11, fielding).
Outfield assists: Borbon (Pie at home).
DP: (Andrus-Kinsler-Smoak).

Hernandez, Da(W, 4-7)1.12000104.53
Berken(H, 6)1.00000102.06
Simon(S, 11)1.00000003.52
Hunter, T6.07331722.34
Ogando(H, 2)1.01000100.63
Francisco, F(L, 6-4)0.01320004.15
Oliver, D(BS, 2)0.10001001.40
Hunter, T pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Francisco, F pitched to 3 batters in the 8th.

Game Scores: Guthrie , Hunter, T .
HBP: Jones, Ad (by Francisco, F), Pie (by Oliver, D).
Pitches-strikes: Guthrie 88-48, Hendrickson 18-12, Hernandez, Da 26-17, Berken 15-11, Simon 10-7, Hunter, T 86-62, Ogando 10-7, Francisco, F 13-7, Oliver, D 14-7, O'Day 9-6, Strop 15-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Guthrie 5-5, Hendrickson 0-0, Hernandez, Da 0-1, Berken 1-1, Simon 2-2, Hunter, T 6-5, Ogando 1-0, Francisco, F 1-0, Oliver, D 0-0, O'Day 1-0, Strop 1-0.
Batters faced: Guthrie 25, Hendrickson 4, Hernandez, Da 6, Berken 3, Simon 4, Hunter, T 26, Ogando 3, Francisco, F 3, Oliver, D 3, O'Day 2, Strop 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Hendrickson 3-0, Hernandez, Da 1-0, Ogando 2-1, Oliver, D 3-2, O'Day 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Dan Iassogna.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:14.
Att: 16,240.
Venue: Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
July 8, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media