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Hamilton on RBI tear since return from DL

Hamilton on RBI tear since return from DL

Hamilton on RBI tear since return from DL
SEATTLE -- Josh Hamilton remains on an RBI tear. He was hitless in Friday's game against the Mariners, but a sacrifice fly gave him 44 RBIs in 45 games since coming off the disabled list.

Despite missing eight weeks because of a hairline fracture in his right arm, Hamilton went into Saturday's game in Seattle tied for 20th in the American League with 51 RBIs. Hamilton is also averaging an RBI every 4.37 at-bats -- the second-best ratio in the Majors, behind St. Louis' Lance Berkman (4.32), among players with at least 50 games played.

Hamilton will be back in Sunday's lineup in the Rangers' first day game of the second half. Hamilton hit .107 with a .161 slugging percentage in 16 day games during the first half, without a home run.

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"He'll be in there, unless he comes in and tells me he doesn't want to," said Texas manager Ron Washington. "I'm not making that decision."

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