With that hit, Hamilton is the sixth active player with 1,000 hits and 180 homers in his first 900 career games, joining Albert Pujols, Ryan Braun, Todd Helton, Alex Rodriguez and Alfonso Soriano.
Hamilton -- with 182 homers in 886 career games -- is riding a season-high 12-game hitting streak and is batting .327 in his last 43 games, lifting his slash line to .249/.306/.431 on the season.
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