Watch: Josh Hamilton hits first two home runs of season vs. Red Sox
One night after doubling on the first pitch he saw in his return to Arlington, Texas, as a member of the Texas Rangers, Josh Hamilton belted home runs in his first two at-bats Friday off Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright.
Hamilton hit his first home run of the season in the bottom of the second inning, and followed that up with a line-drive shot over the right field wall in the fourth inning.
The Rangers went on to defeat the Red Sox 7–4. Yovani Gallardo (5–6) got the win for Texas, while Steven Wright (2–2) took the loss.
Hamilton returned to his former team in late April when the Los Angeles Angels traded him to Texas, where he played for five seasons between 2008 and 2012.
The slugger self-reported a drug relapse over the offseason that led to a statement from Angels ownership expressing disappointment in Hamilton's conduct.
Hamilton still has two years remaining on the five-year, $125 million contract he signed with the Angels in December 2012.
Check out Hamilton's home runs below:
- Will Green