Rangers roll on, beat Astros 10-1

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Hamilton extended his hitting streak to 21 games with the second-longest home run ever at Rangers Ballpark along with a couple of defensive highlights and the Texas Rangers beat the Houston Astros 10-1 on Sunday night to win another series.

Hamilton's two-run homer in the second was a 468-foot drive several rows into the upper deck in right-center field, way above the Rangers bullpen. His 18th homer of the season put Texas ahead to stay against Roy Oswalt (5-10), whom AL West-leading Texas has expressed interest in acquiring.

The Rangers (46-29) are 20-5 in June and matched a franchise record by winning their eighth consecutive series, something they had only done in 1977.

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