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Matt Harrison has been named the Texas Rangers' opening day starter, and he will be followed by Yu Darvish in the rotation.
Harrison will be the fourth different opening day starter in the past four seasons for the Rangers. They visit Houston in the Astros' debut as an American League team March 31. Darvish will start April 2.
Harrison led Texas starters in wins and ERA last season, finishing 18-11 with a 3.29 ERA. Darvish was 16-9 with a 3.90 ERA and 221 strikeouts in 191 1-3 innings.
Veteran right-hander Colby Lewis drew the first start last year, but won't be available until at least May while recovering from elbow surgery.
The previous two opening day starters, Scott Feldman and C.J. Wilson, are no longer with the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers have tabbed left-hander Matt Harrison to be the club's Opening Day starter for the March 31 game at Houston.
Harrison, the club's pitcher of the year in 2012, is the fourth Opening Day starter for Texas in the last four seasons.
Harrison went 18-11 last season with a 3.29 ERA and earned his first trip to an All-Star Game. Yu Darvish, also an All-Star last...
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The Texas Rangers will have special seating sections for Yu Darvish starts at Rangers Ballpark this season.
Sections 201-208 will be called the Kia Yuniverse. Fans who sit in those sections will receive special t-shirts as well as a yellow and black K card.
Fans can buy tickets in the section once its announced when Darvish is starting a game at Rangers Ballpark.
In the event...
Yu Darvish gave up homers to Joey Votto and Todd Frazier but showed no problems with a stiff neck that forced him to be scratched from his previous start, and the Texas Rangers beat the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Saturday.
Darvish gave up three hits in five innings, including the two homers. He had to miss his scheduled start last Monday.
Votto's homer was his third of spring training...