Hamilton knocked in four runs for the Rangers through the slugfest, tying him with Miguel Cabrera for league leadership in RBI, with 95.
The Rangers retained their 5 1/2 game lead over Oakland in the AL West. The A's eeked out a 9-8 win over the Angels, dropping them seven behind the Rangers.
Having taken two of three from Boston, the Rangers have a day off Thursday, then welcome in the Detroit Tigers for a three-game weekend set. On Monday, Texas heads to New York for a four game series with the Yankees.
|Scutaro: 3-5 GS 7RBI|
While Ryan Vogelsong was mowing down Cardinal hitters, allowing just three hits over seven innings en route to his 10th win against five losses, Marco Scutaro was clearing the bases for San Francisco.
Not normally viewed as a power hitter or RBI guy, Scutaro drove in seven runs with a third inning, run-scoring single, a bases loaded double in the eighth and a ninth inning grand slam, accounting for nearly half of the Giants' output.
Acquired from the Rockies in late July, Scutaro is batting .347 in 12 games with the Giants, his seven RBI giving him 13 in a San Fran uniform.
The Giants have taken two of three in St. Louis. The series completes with an afternoon clash at Busch Stadium Thursday afternoon.