Angels fans have been waiting for Josh Hamilton to come around and show why the team signed him to a lucrative deal.

Hamilton showed a glimpse of that on Thursday by delivering his finest moment as an Angel.

Hamilton and the Angels erupted in the ninth inning on the Fourth of July, but the organization went ahead with its fireworks show anyway.

Albert Pujols started it with his first-ever hit against St. Louis, Hamilton made it possible with a game-tying two-run home run and Erick Aybar supplied the game-winning hit as the Angels came from behind to defeat the Cardinals 6-5 in front of 42,707 at Angel Stadium to win the series.

Hamilton extended his hitting streak to nine games by driving a split-fingered fastball from reliever Edward Mujica over the wall in center field to tie the score 5-5.

The fans erupted in a way Hamilton has not heard before. He said after he hit the home run it was the loudest he's heard it at Angel Stadium.

"Yeah, it was cool," Hamilton said.

He said based on what he'd heard about Mujica he would come at him with a splitter, and he was ready for it.

"It was good to see Josh open it up a bit, get a little extension and drive the ball," Angels manager Mike Scoiscia said.

Hamilton has been swinging the bat well lately after struggling for most of the season.