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Rookies Odor, Martinez continue to shine

HOUSTON -- Rougned Odor was 20 years and 90 days old when he hit his first Major League home run on Monday night. Over the past 50 years, only three Major League second basemen were younger when they hit their first home run. Jurickson Profar was one of them. The others were Roberto Alomar and Danny Ainge.

Odor was also the youngest player in history to hit a home run at Minute Maid Park, beating teammate Elvis Andrus by 171 days. Odor was 2-for-4 with two RBIs in the Rangers' 4-0 victory.

"I was pretty excited with that," Odor said. "I'm just trying to help this team win."

Rookie reliever Nick Martinez contributed 1 2/3 scoreless innings in the victory and has not allowed a run in his last 11 1/3 innings. That includes 10 1/3 scoreless innings since moving to the bullpen, the most relief innings without giving up a run in the Major Leagues this season.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger.
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