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Josh Hamilton: God called homer

Updated: October 28, 2011, 3:13 PM ET
ESPN.com

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Josh Hamilton said God told him he'd hit a homer Thursday night. But that's the only promise he received.

Hamilton's towering home run into the Busch Stadium lights in the top of the 10th inning pushed the Texas Rangers to a 9-7 lead and moved the franchise for a second time in two innings to the precipice of its first World Series championship.

But the prize ultimately was yanked away when St. Louis third baseman David Freese hit a walk-off homer in the 11th for ...

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