Sports Network | June 27, 2010
Arlington, TX (Sports Network) – Josh Hamilton extended his career-high hit streak to 21 with a mammoth two-run homer, and the blistering-hot Rangers took a convincing 10-1 win over the Houston Astros to record their best 75- game start in franchise history.
Hamilton drove in three runs and tied the franchise record for hits in a month with 47, as the Rangers won for the 13th time in 14 games to move to 46-29, eclipsing the 45-30 mark the team had in 1996. Texas has also won eight consecutive series, tying a franchise mark set in 1977.
Michael Young also homered, while Matt Treanor had two hits and two RBI for the Rangers, who won 14 of 18 interleague games this season. Tommy Hunter (4-0) was the beneficiary of the run support after allowing one run, five hits and two walks in six frames.
Michael Bourn went 1-for-4 with an RBI for the Astros, who have lost two straight following a three-game win streak. Roy Oswalt (5-10) was pounded for eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits and four walks in just 4 2/3 frames to take the loss.