Hamilton breaks through at plate in day game

Hamilton breaks through at plate in day game

Hamilton breaks through at plate in day game
SEATTLE -- Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was 4-for-5 on Saturday with a home run that was his first in a day game this season. The four hits raised his day game average to a .207 on the season.

"Look, the thing about me and day games is over," Hamilton said. "I finally got something to help me out and it's helped me out a lot. I still prefer night games."

Hamilton has been using a different kind of eye solution that has allowed him to see the ball better during day games. That has kept it from becoming a mental thing with him.

"If you don't solve the problem, then it becomes mental," Hamilton said. "But if you do something to solve the problem and the problem doesn't persist, then it turns out it was a solvable problem."

Dave Nelson went 166 at-bats without hitting a home run during a day game back in 1972. That's the most by any Rangers player in one season.