Posted September 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
Jurickson Profar made quite a debut at age 19, homering in his first major league at-bat as the Texas Rangers beat the Cleveland Indians 8-3 Sunday. Profar opened the third inning with a drive over the right-field wall against Zach McAllister (5-6). Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and David Murphy all hit solo home runs in the Texas fifth. Derek Holland (10-6) gave up two runs over seven innings as the AL West-leading Rangers took two of three in the series. Texas matched its best record through 133 games, having also gone 79-54 in 1999. Cleveland dropped to 6-29 since July 27. Profar went 2 for 4 as a late substitute when second baseman Ian Kinsler was scratched with a stiff back.
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