Hamilton's first hit was a fifth-inning single that snapped an 0-for-31 skid at the plate in the postseason. His last postseason hit before that was a first-inning double in Game 7 of the 2011 World Series. Hamilton was 0-for-10 in Toronto before going 2-for-3 on Sunday night.
"I saw the ball good in Toronto, but that probably hurt me because I was trying to do too much," Hamilton said. "Tonight I let the ball travel to me, and I put some good swings on it."
He will try again in Game 4 against Blue Jays knuckleballer R.A. Dickey (Monday, 4 p.m., FOX Sports 1/Sportsnet). He is 4-for-8 with two walks in his career against Dickey.
"I enjoy the challenge," Hamilton said. "It makes you take the approach of not trying too much and not try to hit the ball out. Just try to barrel the baseball. If you do that, you'll be OK."