Josh Hamilton scratched for child's birth

Updated: September 10, 2011, 1:59 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton was scratched from Friday's lineup after his wife, Katie, went into labor earlier than expected.

Stella Faith Hamilton was born at 6:35 p.m. Friday. Mother and child are said to be doing well. That's four daughters for the Hamiltons as Stella Faith joins Julia Shea, 10; Sierra Elise, 6; and Michaela Grace, 3.

Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, was slated to bat third against the Oakland Athletics, but the Rangers changed the ...

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