Wow. Quite the performance yesterday from Josh Hamilton. Joey Matches tweeted last night that Hamilton's WPA for the game -- 1.087 -- was the best single-game WPA in team history, and tied for the 23rd highest in all of baseball since 1950.
Before Hamilton's blow, the Rangers looked likely to be tied with the Angels for first place today. Instead, they are still up by a game, and will be no worse than tied for first when the All Star Break arrives.
Anthony Andro's game story talks about Hamilton's walk-off homer, which produced the Rangers first win when trailing after 8 innings all year.
Louie Horvath's game story on the Rangers' website has Hamilton saying his approach in that at bat was to look for one pitch in one zone -- a cutter outside.
ESPN Dallas has their reactions to yesterday's game.
Jeff Wilson has a story about Ron Washington being in the national spotlight on Tuesday as the manager of the A.L. All Star team.
The S-T's notes talk about Adrian Beltre DH'ing, Matt Harrison's first half, and Michael Young praising Derek Jeter.
The Rangers' website notes have stuff on Leonys Martin's promotion to AAA, Andres Blanco's injury (which has been identified as a bone bruise), and the signing of Ronald Guzman becoming official.