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ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 05: Hisashi Iwakuma #18 of the Seattle Mariners throws in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 5, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

 

ARLINGTON, TX – Jurickson Profar hit a tiebreaking single in a three-run fifth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday, sweeping a three-game series between the top two teams in the AL West.

Profar, who had two hits, was in his second game at designated hitter as the replacement for benched slugger Prince Fielder.

Profar, the team’s former top prospect, filled in when second baseman Rougned Odor served a seven-game suspension. Profar now has hits in all nine games with a .390 average in the leadoff spot since he was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock.

Derek Holland (5-4) allowed two runs — on former teammate Nelson Cruz’s two-run homer in the fourth — with six strikeouts in seven innings, both season highs for the left-hander.

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