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Josh Hamilton gets IV, oxygen after walkoff homer

May 27, 2012, 1:44 AM EDT

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Josh Hamilton hit a walkoff homer in the 13th inning to give the Rangers an 8-7 win over the  Blue Jays on Saturday and then received IV fluids and oxygen after the game to treat an upper respiratory infection he’s been fighting.

“I’ve been seeing stars since the fifth inning,” he said afterwards. “I hit a wall. I was light-headed and seeing those little stars.”

Hamilton’s homer came after the Blue Jays took a 7-5 lead in the top of the 13th. An Elvis Andrus double brought the Rangers back within one in the bottom of the inning before Hamilton’s two-run shot off Jason Frasor won it.

It was the major league-leading 20th homer of the season for Hamilton. He went two weeks without homering before hitting No. 19 on Friday.

  1. rgledz - May 27, 2012 at 1:54 AM

    Hamitlon is good, but I think Hamilton is better. Editing is hard….

    • xxakshunxx - May 27, 2012 at 3:35 AM

      im sure you would love to hear someone correct every f-ing word you ever type and say

      • novemberreign - May 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM

        Unlike Matthew Pouliot, rgledz doesn’t get paid to write about sports and write a blog. That’s such an easy error to catch if the writer actuall re-read what he wrote, but he spell checked it and submitted it anyway. That’s lazy and yes he should point it out.

  2. xjokerz - May 27, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    Miggy still better

    • ptfu - May 27, 2012 at 7:57 AM

      Hamilton just homered when he couldn’t fully see, breathe, or balance. That’s amazing. Miggy’s really good but if he’s done the same then I am not aware of it. And never mind that Hamilton’s leading the league in practically everything.

  3. drewmunny - May 27, 2012 at 7:54 AM

    Let me get this right – Hamilton goes two weeks w/o a homer, hits one, gets a post. Hits a walk off and gets oxygen and IV, gets another post. Meanwhile, in the “screwy AL East,” Texeria goes 4/5 with two homers after a similar drought and gets…. Nothing. East Coast Bias my ass.

    • proudlycanadian - May 27, 2012 at 8:20 AM

      Mark Teixeira. Good person. Good glove. Bad contract. Enough said.

    • Tim OShenko - May 27, 2012 at 9:10 AM

      For all intents and purposes, the Rangers have become an Honorary East Coast Team. That’s what happens when a team spends a bunch of money, gets itself a loaded lineup, and becomes a perennial threat to win it all.

  4. streatordave - May 27, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    Long before they spent big bucks on people like Lee & Darvish, Nolan was spending big bucks on their minor league/scouting/coaches. Most of this team can be traced to “growing your own” players. They now can bring up this wealth of talent (watch out Elvis) or use them for trades a la Hamilton. Nolan & Jon have created the best organization since the Yankees or Dodgers.
    P.S. No ONE player on this team is not expendable because of the deep talent of the organization.
    Sorry Josh.

  5. rgledz - May 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Hey xx….I would expect nothing less if I were paid to type those words.

  6. acdc363 - May 27, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    Go Teixeira!

  7. John Vincent - May 27, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    Reblogged this on Johnny's Baseball Blog.

  8. xjokerz - May 27, 2012 at 11:45 PM

    If miggy played in that garbage ball park in Texas miggy would hit 60 home runs a year and be the first tiger since Ty Cobb to hit .400 In a season.

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