Update: Just as this post went up, he hit his second home run of the game with two outs in the fourth inning, breaking a 2-2 tie. Here’s the video.
Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton hit his first home run in his fifth game since returning to the major leagues. In the bottom of the second inning, he drove a 3-2 breaking ball from Red Sox starter Steven Wright over the fence in right field to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.
Hamilton hadn’t homered since August 24 last season against Athletics lefty Scott Kazmir. The 34-year-old is now seven home runs shy of 200 for his career.
The Rangers acquired Hamilton from the Angels at the end of April. He spent a couple of weeks in the Rangers’ minor league system before making his season debut on May 25 against the Indians.