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Jurickson Profar shines in debut

Updated: September 3, 2012, 2:31 AM ET
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CLEVELAND -- Heralded Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar started his major league career in impressive fashion, belting a solo homer in his first career at-bat. Profar got the start in place of ailing second baseman Ian Kinsler was scratched from Texas' lineup Sunday.

Kinsler developed stiffness in his lower back Sunday and was replaced by the 19-year-old Profar at second base against the Cleveland Indians.

Batting ninth in the lineup, the switch-hitting Profar crushed a 2-1 ...

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