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World Series Game 3 update: Hamilton homer gives Rangers 4-0 lead over Giants in fifth inning

October 30, 2010 |  5:40 pm


Josh Hamilton's slump? Never mind. The Texas Rangers' slugger slammed a solo home run in the fifth inning to widen the Rangers' lead to 4-0 over the San Francisco Giants in World Series Game 3.

The left-handed Hamilton, who had been one for 10 in the series, hit a hanging curveball from Giants starter Jonathan Sanchez into the right-field stands with two out at Rangers Park in Arlington on Saturday night.

Sanchez then walked Vladimir Guerrero and was lifted for reliever Guillermo Mota. Then, as Nelson Cruz batted, the 35-year-old Guerrero was thrown out trying to steal second base.

Rangers starter Colby Lewis, meanwhile, continued sailing along as Juan Uribe flied deep to center field, Pablo Sandoval struck out and Edgar Renteria grounded out in the top of the inning.

--Jim Peltz

Photo: Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton hits a solo home run off Jonathan Sanchez. Credit: Tim Sharp / Reuters