Alexy nearly flawless in debut as Rangers beat Rockies 4-3

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Colorado Rockies center fielder Sam Hilliard watches a solo home run by Texas Rangers’ Leody Taveras leave the field in the fifth inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A.J. Alexy won his major league debut pitching one-hit ball through five shutout innings while DJ Peters, Leody Taveras and Nick Solak homered in consecutive innings as the Texas Rangers hung on to beat the Colorado Rockies 4-3.

Alexy allowed only a second-inning double to C.J. Cron. The 23-year-old who was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock earlier in the day struck out four and walked three throwing 81 pitches.

Local product Trevor Story hit a solo homer in the seventh inning and a two-run homer in the eighth for Colorado.

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