Yu the Man!
ARLINGTON (AP) – An unbeatable combination for the Texas Rangers — another 10-strikeout game by Yu Darvish and finally a big inning for their hitters.
Darvish had his 10th career 10-strikeout game, in his 33rd start in the major leagues, and the Rangers had a six-run inning that doubled their previous highest-scoring frame of the year in a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Friday night.
“We know what we’re capable of as an offense. You can’t do that every night,” said Ian Kinsler, whose RBI double capped that breakthrough inning. “That was big for Yu, and big for our club. I think we all want to get it going earlier.”
The way Darvish (3-1) pitched, Jeff Baker’s two-out solo homer in the second off Joe Saunders (1-2) would have been more than enough for the Rangers, whose seven runs overall matched a season high.
In his first start…
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