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Ian Kinsler sets leadoff HR record

Updated: April 3, 2011, 2:32 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler is the first player in major league history to hit leadoff homers in his team's first two games of the season, according to STATS LLC.

Kinsler hit a 3-1 pitch from Boston Red Sox pitcher John Lackey in the bottom of the first to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead. He hit a 1-0 pitch from starter Jon Lester in Friday's Opening Day game.

Kinsler has hit 15 leadoff homers in his career, a Rangers record. The 28-year-old had ...

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