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Josh Hamilton Says God Told Him He'd Hit 10th Inning Home Run

Josh Hamilton told reporters following the Texas Rangers’ Game 6 loss that God had told him he would hit his go-ahead 10th inning home run last night, reports Fox Sports.

“The Lord told me it was going to happen before it happened,” Hamilton told Fox. “‘You hadn’t hit a home run in a while. You’re about to right now.’”

“I probably had the most relaxed, peaceful at-bat I’ve had the whole series,” he continued.

The 30-year-old former MVP’s home run seemed at the time to be a devastating blow to the Cardinals who had just overcome a two-run deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. St. Louis crawled back yet-again with two outs in the bottom of the tenth, however, and eventually won with a walk-off home run in the 11th.

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Prior to the at bat Hamilton had struggled at the plate in the series, managing to hit just .240 with no home runs.

The former No. 1 overall pick, who attributes his faith to helping him overcome a debilitating drug addiction, has had what many consider a storybook comeback after falling out of the game for three years in his youth. Last season in 133 games for the Rangers, Hamilton hit .359/.411/.633 with 32 home runs and 100 RBI.