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Tocci collects first career hit vs. Blue Jays

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ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Carlos Tocci broke through with his first Major League hit, a single to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning during Sunday afternoon's 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

"In the beginning, I didn't believe it," Tocci said. "It is something you dream of as a little kid … that first base hit."

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ARLINGTON -- Rangers outfielder Carlos Tocci broke through with his first Major League hit, a single to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning during Sunday afternoon's 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays.

"In the beginning, I didn't believe it," Tocci said. "It is something you dream of as a little kid … that first base hit."

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Tocci's single came off Blue Jays reliever Aaron Loup with the Rangers trailing 7-3. Tocci was 0-for-8 on the season with a walk before lining the single into center field.

Tocci was a Rule 5 Draft pick by the Rangers who made the team out of Spring Training. Sunday marked his third start in center field.

Rangers manager Jeff Banister presented the baseball to him in a case after the game.

"I am going to put it up high in my house," Tocci said.

T.R. Sullivan has covered the Rangers since 1989, and for MLB.com since 2006. Follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast.

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