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MLB: Minnesota 4, Miami 2

Eduardo Escobar drove in two seventh-inning runs as the Minnesota Twins beat the Miami Marlins, 4-2, in Grapefruit League action.

MLB: Texas 7, Houston 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- A three-run double by Leonys Martin ignited a five-run fourth inning Wednesday that vaulted Texas to a 7-3 win over Houston.

MLB: Texas 2, Minnesota 1

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Leonys Martin's ninth-inning RBI single provided the difference Saturday in the Texas Rangers' 2-1 win over Minnesota.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 2

CHICAGO, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- John Danks went six innings to get the win and brother Jordan Danks homered Sunday, combining to carry the Chicago White Sox over Texas 5-2.

MLB: Texas 11, Chicago White Sox 5

CHICAGO, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Jeff Baker and Adam Rosales hit two-run homers in the second inning Friday, fueling a 12-hit attack that sent Texas to an 11-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.

MLB: Texas 6, Cleveland 3

ARLINGTON, Texas, June 10 (UPI) -- Lance Berkman bashed a go-ahead homer in the seventh inning Monday and the Texas Rangers went on to record a 6-3 victory over reeling Cleveland.

MLB: Toronto 4, Texas 3 (18 innings)

TORONTO, June 8 (UPI) -- Rajai Davis drove in Emilio Bonifacio with a chopper in the bottom of the 18th inning Saturday and Toronto outlasted Texas in a 4-3 marathon.

MLB: Boston 6, Texas 3

BOSTON, June 6 (UPI) -- David Ortiz hit a three-run homer with nobody out in the ninth inning Thursday, giving Boston a 6-3 triumph over Texas.

MLB: Boston 17, Texas 5

BOSTON, June 4 (UPI) -- Stephen Drew went 4-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and three runs scored to pace a 19-hit assault Tuesday, propelling the Boston Red Sox over Texas 17-5.

MLB: Texas 9, Seattle 5

SEATTLE, May 25 (UPI) -- Home runs by Jeff Baker and Lance Berkman staked Texas to an early lead Friday and the Rangers went on to down Seattle 9-5.

MLB: Texas 4, Houston 2

HOUSTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Jeff Baker hit one of three Texas home runs Friday and gave the Rangers the lead in the seventh inning of their 4-2 victory over Houston.

MLB: Chicago White Sox 5, Texas 2

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 1 (UPI) -- Homers by Conor Gillaspie and Alejandro De Aza accounted for three seventh-inning runs Wednesday and pushed the Chicago White Sox past Texas 5-2.

MLB: Texas 10, Chicago White Sox 6

ARLINGTON, Texas, May 1 (UPI) -- Adrian Beltre bashed a two-run homer Tuesday, capping a big sixth inning that carried the Texas Rangers over the Chicago White Sox 10-6.

MLB: Texas 7, Los Angeles Angels 6

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 23 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski smacked a go-ahead homer in the ninth inning Monday and Texas rallied from three runs down to overcome the Los Angeles Angels 7-6.

MLB: Texas 7, Seattle 0

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 19 (UPI) -- A.J. Pierzynski and Craig Gentry both had two RBI in a six-run fifth inning Friday that propelled Texas to a 7-0 blanking of Seattle.
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Chicago Cubs second baseman Jeff Baker (R) and Houston Astros' Kazuo Matsui look back to first base after Mike Hampton hit into a fielder's choice during the third inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 29, 2009. Hampton was safe at first base. UPI/Brian Kersey
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Jeffrey Glen Baker (born June 21, 1981, in Bad Kissingen, West Germany) is a professional baseball player in Major League Baseball who plays several positions as a utility player for the Chicago Cubs. He bats and throws right-handed. He was the 1999 Virginia Prep Player of the Year.

Baker made his Major League debut in 2005, as the Opening Day third baseman for the Colorado Rockies, playing a total of 12 games. He had been added to the Rockies lineup as a replacement for injured third baseman Garrett Atkins and on the return of Atkins, Baker was assigned to the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, the Rockies Triple-A affiliate.

Baker was drafted by the Rockies in 2004 after playing college baseball at Clemson University. While at Clemson, Baker set the school record for career home runs with 59 HR, a feat he accomplished in three years. He was a three-time Baseball America All-American and a finalist for the Golden Spikes Award in 2002 (the award was won by Clemson teammate Khalil Greene).

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Jeff Baker."
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