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Tracy McGrady allows 2 runs in pro baseball debut

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady allowed two hits and two runs in 1 2/3 innings and took the loss in his debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night.

7-time NBA all-star takes loss for Sugar Land Skeeters

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady made his Sugar Land Skeeters debut Saturday, allowing a pair of runs in 1 2/3 innings to take the loss against the Somerset Patriots. (Pat Sullivan/Associated Press/File)

Former NBA star Tracy McGrady allowed two hits and two runs in 1 2/3 innings and took the loss in his debut for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old right-hander threw 35 pitches with 18 strikes and walked two in a 5-3 loss to the Somerset Patriots in Sugar Land, Tex.

He allowed a single in the first inning before former major leaguer Edwin Maysonet hit a solo homer off of him with one out in the second.

The six-foot-eight McGrady played baseball until his senior year in high school when he transferred to a school without a baseball program. The one-time Toronto Raptor was a seven-time NBA all-star and won two scoring titles.

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