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With runners in scoring position, both players helped their team throughout the season.
With men on base, Beltre posted a .281 batting average this season, .269 with runners in scoring position and .310 with the bases empty.
Hamilton was slightly better with men on at .298, slightly worse with runners in scoring position at .248 and also a little behind with the bases empty at .298.
Only nine of Hamilton's 25 homers came with runners on base (four with RISP) compared to 16 of Beltre's 32 homers coming with men on base (seven with RISP).
Despite Beltre having an edge based on these statistics, Hamilton was the more "clutch" player with the game on the line.
Hamilton batted .322 in late-and-close game situations and .360 when he batted with the game tied, connecting for 14 of his 25 homers in such situations. He did his best hitting when his team was behind in the game, helping it close the gap and come from behind.
Beltre batted .217 in late-and-close game situations and .306 when he batted in tie games. Eight of his 32 homers came in these situations. Beltre did his best hitting (.307 average) when his team was already ahead and the at-bats were of less significance (today's game notwithstanding).