Tepesch Shines in Debut as Rangers Top Rays 6-1

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Tepesch Shines in Debut as Rangers Top Rays 6-1
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Nick Tepesch pitched into the eighth inning in his major league debut, Lance Berkman had a key two-run single among three hits and the Texas Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Tuesday night. Tepesch retired 12 straight batters before hesitating to pick up a slow roller from Kelly Johnson that went for a one-out single in the eighth. The 24-year-old right-hander left to a standing ovation after Desmond Jennings followed with his second double of the game.

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