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Associated Press

NEW YORK — Manuel Guzman had never seen his son play major league ball in person because he’s never been a fan of planes.

He might want to rethink it going forward.

Ronald Guzman became the first rookie to hit three home runs in a game against the Yankees, powering the Texas Rangers past New York 12-7 on Friday night.

“In BP I was going at it. I (told him) don’t worry for today, if it’s a pitch over the plate, I am going to try to hammer it,” Guzman said.

Eight days after Boston’s Steve Pearce connected three times off the Yankees, the 23-year-old first baseman from the Dominican Republic duplicated the feat.

Guzman grounded out his first time up, then hit solo home runs in three straight at-bats. He batted again in the eighth with a chance to tie the big league record for homers in a game — no rookie has ever hit four — but struck out swinging against Chad Green.

Guzman had a total of 10 guests in the stands, including his mother, sister, two brothers and his Little League coach.

“That might be one of the

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