ARLINGTON -- Josh Hamilton said he watched video before Saturday's game and noticed that he was trying to just make contact instead of cutting loose at the plate. So he changed his mindset, and that helped him produce a home run, another hit and three RBIs in a 6-2 victory against the Angels.
"In my head I was telling myself, but my body wasn't responding," Hamilton said. "So I made an adjustment."
Hamilton also took live batting practice before Saturday's game off Triple-A Oklahoma City manager Bobby Jones because he wanted to hit off a left-hander (Hamilton had said he would only hit in the cage). He will likely hit in simulated games the next two days (the Rangers hit in the cages on Sunday morning).
Hamilton said he was feeling some soreness and tightness after "cutting it loose" Saturday night, but said he's not feeling any pain.
"It's something I can deal with," Hamilton said.