Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 10/22/14
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish had a season-high 10 strikeouts pitching into the ninth inning and worked out of a couple of jams for the Texas Rangers in a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees and countryman Hiroki Kuroda on Tuesday night. In only the seventh MLB matchup ever of Japanese starters, Darvish (3-0) allowed seven hits and walked a season-low two in 8 1-3 innings. The 10 strikeouts were the most by a Texas pitcher this season. Ian Kinsler put the Rangers ahead to stay when he led off the first with a deep homer to left center off Kuroda (1-3), who limited Texas to two runs and five hits over 6 2-3 innings. The 37-year-old right-hander, in his fifth season in the majors, struck out five and walked one. But Kuroda was outpitched by Darvish, the 25-year-old righty making only his fourth major league start -- and getting better each time on the mound. Rangers manager Ron Washington was going to give him a chance to finish the game but pulled Darvish after Nick Swish...
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