Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The Texas Rangers are now running up the All-Star score. Texas, which already had a baseball high seven All-Stars for next Tuesday's game in Kansas City, now has eight after right-hander Yu Darvish won the Final Vote for the American League. Darvish, who is 10-5, beat out Chicago's Jake Peavy, Baltimore's Jason Hammel, Kansas City's Jonathan Broxton and Los Angeles' Ernesto Frieri. Darvish is the first Texas player to win a Final Vote. Ian Kinsler was on the ballot in 2009 and Michael Young in 2010 but neither player won. The eight All-Stars are a club record for Texas. The old high was six, set in 2010. Darvish, who won't pitch again for Texas before the All-Star break, has 119 strikeouts in 102 innings to go along with a 3.59 ERA. He's tied with New York Mets starter R.A. Dickey for the most double-digit strikeout games in the majors with five. The addition of Darvish marks the second-consecutive season in which Texas has had two starting pitchers make the All-Star team. La...
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