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Rangers' David Murphy is tagged out by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve while attempting to steal second. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Rangers’ David Murphy is tagged out by Astros second baseman Jose Altuve while attempting to steal second. (credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Astros and their spiffy new uniforms looked like a perfect fit in the American League.

Rick Ankiel and the Astros made an impressive debut in the AL, trouncing the Texas Rangers 8-2 Sunday night in the major league opener and giving Bo Porter a win in his first game as manager.

“To come out with a win is perfect,” Astros designated hitter Carlos Pena said. “To be part of it is really cool. To play our rivals here in Texas and to come out on top today, it’s a treat.”

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