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Rangers strike 1st in Lone State Series, beat Astros 7-5

Prince Fielder hit a towering home run, Ian Desmond had his first two-hit game with Texas and the Rangers beat the Houston Astros 7-5 on Tuesday night in the first meeting of 2016 between the AL West playoff teams from last season.

Fielder pulled a ball deep into the right-field seats for a two-run homer in the first, and Desmond had an RBI single later in the inning for a 3-0 lead as the Rangers went ahead to stay against Scott Feldman (0-2).

Jose Altuve and George Springer homered for the Astros, going back-to-back in the seventh to get within 6-4.

Mitch Moreland went deep in the bottom of the seventh for Texas, which last year won 13 of the 19 games between the...

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