Big First Inning Enough for Rangers to Avoid A's Sweep

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Big First Inning Enough for Rangers to Avoid A's Sweep
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ARLINGTON, Texas -- David Murphy and Adrian Beltre homered in a three-run first inning, Ross Wolf was strong in his first major league start and the Texas Rangers avoided a sweep with a 3-1 victory against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday. The 30-year-old Wolf was making his first big league appearance since Oct. 1, 2010, as a reliever with Oakland. He retired the first nine hitters and gave up one run with three strikeouts and two walks in five innings.

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