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Hamilton Finding Groove at Plate



    Josh Hamilton is hitting .297 in the postseason with no home runs and six RBIs.

    But fear not, Rangers fans, the one they call "The Natural" is starting to find his groove at the plate.

    Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI on a deep sacrifice fly that might have been a home run in many parks, including Rangers Ballpark.

    He has seven hits in the Rangers' last four games with a double in each of those four and four RBIs in that stretch.

    While he hasn't found his home run swing yet, some of that has to do with playing his last three games in spacious Comerica Park, where power hitters go to die, especially in the cold, damp air.

    Hamilton is swinging the bat well and is finding the gaps on both sides, which should lead to some nice games and possibly some home run swings when the Rangers return to Arlington on Saturday to face the Tigers in Game 6 of the ALCS with Game 7 looming if the Rangers can't end it on Saturday.

    So yeah, he's below .300 in the postseason, but don't worry because his .389 average over the last four is a good sign for Rangers fans.