American League Game Summary - Texas at Cleveland|
(Sunday, September 2nd)
Final Score: Texas 8, Cleveland 3
Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Highly touted prospect Jurickson Profar
homered in his first major league at-bat, and the Texas Rangers beat the
Cleveland Indians, 8-3, in the rubber match of a three-game series at
The scrawny Profar, the first player born in 1993 to appear in the
majors, began his big league career by crushing Zach McAllister's 2-1 fastball
about 15 rows into the right-field seats.
"I didn't feel any pressure," Profar said. "I got a fastball and put a good
swing on it."
Profar's leadoff blast opened the scoring and ignited a four-run third inning
that also included David Murphy's two-run single.
Murphy added a solo home run in the fifth, extending Texas' lead to 7-2 after
McAllister (5-6) surrendered back-to-back homers to Josh Hamilton and the red-
hot Adrian Beltre earlier in the frame. Beltre entered play batting .500 (20-
for-40) with seven homers in his last 10 games.
Elvis Andrus matched Murphy with three hits Sunday and scored on Michael
Young's eighth-inning double.
Ohioan Derek Holland (10-6) tossed seven strong innings for the AL West-
leading Rangers, scattering seven hits with two walks and six strikeouts.
Carlos Santana's two-out, two-run homer in the third was the lone blemish on
the left-hander's afternoon.
McAllister allowed seven runs on 11 hits and walked two in five innings for
the Indians, who haven't won a series since July 24-26 against Detroit.
"Zach didn't have very good stuff today," said Cleveland manager Manny Acta.
Cleveland's Thomas Neal recorded his first major league hit with an RBI double
in the eighth.
Profar debuted for the Rangers at 19 years, 195 days old -- the exact same age
as Washington's Bryce Harper. He became the first teenager to play a game for
the Rangers since Ivan Rodriguez (19 years, 309 days) in 1991 ... Profar, who
also doubled, batted ninth and played second base ... Texas second baseman Ian
Kinsler was a late scratch with a stiff back ... Andrus extended his hitting
streak against the Indians to 29 games, the longest against one opponent in
Rangers history ... Texas manager Ron Washington picked up his 506th career
win, tying Johnny Oates for second place in team history.
09/02 19:13:11 ET