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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. Last year C.J. Wilson and Alexi Ogando made the team as starters. This year Darvish is joining left-hander Matt Harrison, who allowed two runs in eight innings in a 2-1 loss to Chicago Thursday.
When the All-Star team was released last Sunday, Texas manager Ron Washington said the decision to put Darvish on the Final Vote ballot increased his chance of making the team. Washington did not use one of his manager's picks on Darvish but did select Texas teammates Harrison, Elvis Andrus and Joe Nathan for the team.
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Eight is enough for the Texas Rangers. When Major League Baseball's Final Man Vote was done Thursday, Yu Darvish was headed to the All-Star Game in Kansas City thanks to 7.3 million online votes. Darvish becomes the eighth Ranger on the team. Darvish beat the Chicago White Sox's Jake Peavy for the last spot on the AL squad. Darvish joins Mike Napoli, Ian Kinsler, Adrian...
Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and Cardinals third baseman David Freese won the "Final Vote" and each will take part in their first All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.
Yu Darvish was elected by fan vote to the 2012 All Star game, which really shouldn’t be a reason to hurl around racist remarks, but leave it to the lonely people that inhabit the depths of Twitter to make this in to an oppourtunity to show the world their true colors.
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Major League Baseball announced Thursday afternoon that Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and Cardinals third baseman David Freese won the Final Vote campaign and have been added to the team for Tuesday's All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium.
The Rangers' Japanese sensation Darvish beat out fellow pitchers Jake Peavy (White Sox), Jason Hammel (Orioles), Jonathan Broxton (Royals) and...
Yu Darvish is going to the All-Star game, but he won't throw another pitch until then.
It'll be up to fellow rookie Martin Perez to help the AL West-leading Texas Rangers avoid their longest slide in more than a year as they open a three-game series with the visiting Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
This contest was originally scheduled to be started by Darvish, who Thursday...
Major League Baseball announced Thursday that Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and Cardinals third baseman David Freese won the Final Vote campaign and have been added to the rosters for Tuesday's All-Star Game in Kansas City.
Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill finished fourth in the voting in the National League.
Darvish, a rookie sensation from Japan, beat out fellow pitchers...
Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish and St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese were picked for the All-Star Game in the online Final Vote fan balloting, Major League Baseball announced Thursday. Darvish became the eighth member of the Rangers to be named to the All-Star team by beating out Chicago's Jake Peavy, Baltimore's Jason Hammel, Kansas City's Jonathan Broxton...
Baseball fans had until 4:00 PM EST today to cast their votes for the final roster spot for the American and National League All-Star teams for next Tuesday’s game. American League candidates were Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Jake Peavy, Texas Rangers starter Yu Darvish, Kansas City Royals closer Jonathan Broxton, Los Angeles [...]
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NEW YORK, July 5, 2012 – David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals and Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers were chosen by fans as the winners of the 2012 All...