Hamilton, Rangers extend streaks in 6-3 win

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Josh Hamilton extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a home run and a double, Julio Borbon hit a three-run homer and the Texas Rangers stretched the majors' longest winning streak to nine with a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

Michael Young also homered in his first home game since becoming the franchise's career hits leader last week at Florida during the Rangers' eight consecutive victories on the road.

Hamilton doubled in the fifth, when he scored on Borbon's second homer of the season that made it 4-2. An inning later, Hamilton homered onto the grassy hill in center for his 17th of the season and majors-best eighth in June.

Tommy Hunter (3-0) struck out six without a walk in six innings.

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