HITS KEEP COM­ING

Josh Hamil­ton drives in a run to ex­tend his home hit­ting streak to 27 games as Texas edges Cleve­land 4-3

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS -

AR­LING­TON — Michael Young home­red, Josh Hamil­ton stretched his home hit­ting streak to 27 games, and the Texas Rangers beat the Cleve­land In­di­ans 4-3 Wed­nes­day night.

Young came back re­freshed af­ter his first day off of the sea­son on Tues­day with a tworun homer in the fifth that drew the Rangers even at 3.

Hamil­ton ex­tended the sec­ond-long­est home hit­ting streak in club his­tory with an RBI sin­gle in the first. Al Oliver hit in 30 straight Texas home games in 1981.

Julio Bor­bon’s two-out sin­gle up the mid­dle in the sixth off rookie Mitch Talbot (8-8) put Texas ahead.

Cleve­land’s Jayson Nix home­red for the fourth time in three games.

Ear­lier, Texas team pres­i­dent Nolan Ryan vis­ited a hos­pi­tal to check on a fan who fell about 30 feet from the sec­ond deck while try­ing to catch a foul ball Tues­day night.

Tyler Mor­ris, a 25-year-old fire­fighter, sus­tained a head in­jury and sprained an­kle but no in­ter­nal in­juries in the fall. Mor­ris was ex­pected to be re­leased from the hos­pi­tal soon, friends said. Ryan gave Mor­ris the ball he missed, too.

Colby Lewis (8-5) al­lowed two earned runs and six hits in six in­nings, strik­ing out eight.

Alexi Ogando pitched a per­fect sev­enth, Frank Fran­cisco re­tired the In­di­ans in or­der in the eighth and Nef­tali Feliz got three outs for his 23rd save in 25 chances.

Nix, claimed off waivers from the White Sox on June 24, bat­ted only .163 with a homer and five RBIs in 24 games for Chicago. He’s been more pro­duc­tive in his 12 games for the In­di­ans with five homers and eight RBIs.

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