via Tim MacMahon ESPN Dallas
Josh Hamilton apparently thinks he's in another Yankee Stadium home run derby.
He put on a show in the old ballpark during the '08 All-Star break. He's done it with the stakes much higher in the ALCS.
Hamilton has homered four times this series, three of which came since the Rangers arrived in the Bronx. His second of Game 4 landed in the New York bullpen -- and pretty much punched the Yankees in the gut, extending the Rangers' lead to 8-3 in the top of the ninth.
And then Nelson Cruz one-upped Hamilton, hitting a two-run shot into the second deck in right field moments later.
Consider it a 1-2 KO combination.
Aiming for a Series matchup against San Francisco or Philadelphia, Texas has outscored the Yankees 30-11, outhit them 43-26 and would have swept if not for wasting a five-run lead in the opener.