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VIDEO: Josh Hamilton robs Gordon Beckham of a homer

Jul 2, 2014, 9:28 PM EDT

Watch as Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton battles the rain to rob White Sox second baseman Gordon Beckham of a first-inning solo home run Wednesday night in Chicago …

Hamilton entered play Wednesday with a cool .315/.403/.469 batting line in 149 plate appearances.

He missed two months earlier this season with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb and had a highly disappointing 2013, so the 33-year-old is looking to make up for lost time. The Angels are currently 47-35 on the year — good enough for second place in the American League West standings.

  1. moseskkim - Jul 2, 2014 at 11:52 PM

    Sweet play josh.. Keep up the good work!

  2. asimonetti88 - Jul 3, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    The slide into first was stupid… but Hamilton has been playing well in the game he’s been healthy for. Hopefully he can keep it up!

  3. clydeserra - Jul 3, 2014 at 1:03 AM

    fences shouldn’t be that short.

  4. miguelcairo - Jul 3, 2014 at 2:34 AM

    Wish I heard Hawk’s call on this.

    “Stretch! Stretch! You caaaaaan putitontheboaaaaaard!…….No!

  5. nativetexan2012 - Jul 3, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    One of the most exciting players in the league when he’s healthy. Glad to see him out there and earning some of that big money he was paid. Great catch!

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