SEATTLE, Wash - Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer in the ninth off All-Star closer J.J. Putz to give the Texas Rangers a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Putz blew his first save in his second game of the season. He didn't blow his first last season until July 25th.
Hamilton was troubled first-overall draft choice who revived his career last season with Cincinnati. He then was acquired by the Rangers in December.