Texas Rangers second baseman Jurickson Profar homered in his first major league plate appearance, giving the Rangers a 1-0 lead with a solo shot to start the third inning. Texas added three more to take a 4-0 advantage.
Profar was inserted into the lineup Saturday when Ian Kinsler was taken out with stiffness in his lower back. Profar hit .281 with 14 homers and 62 RBIs at Double-A Frisco this season. It's worth noting that he homered in his first at-bat in the Futures Game in Kansas City as part of All-Star week in July.
Profar is the youngest Rangers player to hit a home run, breaking Ivan Rodriguez's mark on Aug. 30, 1991 (Rodriguez was 19 years, 9 months and Profar is 19 years, six months).
ESPN Stats & Information notes that he's the youngest player to hit a home run since Adrian Beltre (19 years, 171 days) on Sept. 25, 1998.