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Billy Hamilton hit his eighth home run of the season Monday night as he finished the loss to the Brewers going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.
No one was expecting Hamilton to hit more than 2-3 home runs this season, but now it wouldn't be surprising to see him soar into double-digits -- today was actually his sixth homer. After getting off to an incredibly slow start, Hamilton has quickly become one of the games most valuable fantasy commodities. His season line sits .281/.314/.424 with six home runs and 38 stolen bases. If he vastly improved his plate discipline, he'd easily be a first-rounder.ANALYST:
Ravens announce extension for cornerback Jimmy Smith.
The deal is said to give him an average of just under $10 million per year. Smith was heading into the final year of his rookie contract – a reported $6.9 million option that the team picked up before last season. Considering his level of play and contributions on defense, it would have been quite the bargain but probably would have left a bad taste in the cornerback's mouth. He should be all smiles though heading into camp now with a new deal. Analysis: Howard Bender