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The Seattle Mariners have had the most success against Yu Darvish in his brief time in the major leagues, but it's all come in their own stadium.
Having to face Darvish on the road could produce a different result, especially with the Texas Rangers right-hander pitching on six days' rest.
The Mariners handed Darvish his first loss of the season last week, and they'll look to beat him for the first time in three tries in Texas when these teams open a three-game series Friday night.
Darvish allowed three runs over 13 2-3 innings in winning his first two starts in 2013 before giving up three runs in the first inning last Friday at Safeco Field. He eventually settled down, striking out eight over six innings, but the Rangers managed six hits in a 3-1 loss.
"I didn't feel right the last outing and it kind of carried over. At least I was able to keep us in the game. That was good," Darvish said through an interpreter.
"I could have given up many runs in...
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Seattle Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach made what may be one of the worst throws ever by a major league catcher during Tuesday night's game at Safeco Field against the Detroit Tigers. It happened in the ninth inning as Tigers pinch runner Andy Dirks was stealing second base. Dirks made it easily as Shoppach somehow threw the ball straight down into the ground less than five...
Tired Bullpen: Mariners recall RHP Hector Noesi
After their tough loss 14 inning game last night the M's need arms.
The Mariners recalled pitcher Hector Noesi from Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday, and optioned Bobby LaFromboise to the Rainiers. Noesi struggled this spring and was one of the first cuts in camp. He allowed just five hits in 11 shutout innings in two starts at...
On the road again: Mariners vs. Rangers Game 1 Preview
Mariners LH Joe Saunders (1-1, 2.08 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Yu Darvish (2-1, 2.75)
Saunders is 3-7 with a 5.79 ERA in 12 career starts against Texas. Darvish is 10-2 with a 3.88 ERA in 14 starts at home last season.
Five days after they gained a split of a four-game series at Safeco Field, the Texas Rangers return home to...
Generally speaking, I'm of the notion that the loss of a starting pitcher for anything less than a couple months does not have that large an impact on a team. However, if that starting pitcher is the missing piece that can turn a rotation from being top-five in the league to number one overall, things change. Neftali Feliz has been on the disabled list since the start of...
Texas Rangers starting pitcher Matt Harrison is out until the All-Star break with as herniated disc, Rangers general manager Jon Daniels reported Friday. Harrison will undergo back surgery Tuesday. Harrison
As expected, the Texas Rangers weren't able to sneak outfielder Julio Borbon through waivers.
Borbon announced the news himself on Twitter with the following tweet:
Chicago Cubs!!!! Julio Borbn (@JulioBorbon20) April 19, 2013
Borbon, who was designated for assignment last week, was claimed by the Chicago Cubs Friday. The Rangers put Borbon on waivers Wednesday.
Texas was hoping...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers opening-day starter Matt Harrison is going to have back surgery and likely will be out of the rotation until after the All-Star break.
The Rangers said Friday that Harrison, on the disabled list because of an inflamed nerve in his back, is scheduled for an operation Tuesday to repair a herniated disk.
An 18-game winner and All-Star last season...
The Texas Rangers placed right-handed starting pitcher Matt
Harrison on the 15-day disabled with a lower back strain last week. Yesterday,
general manager Jon Daniels told reporters – including Anthony Andro of FOX
Sports Southwest – that Harrison requires back surgery to repair a herniated
disc, a procedure that carries with it an estimated recovery of two to three
Tigers vs. Mariners Game 3 Preview 12:40 game today. We all know Iwakuma has defeated Darvis, and Haren, and Weaver, but now he gets his crack at Verlander. Good times eh Mariners fans? Tigers RH Justin Verlander (2-1, 1.96 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Hisashi Iwakuma (2-0, 2.18) The Mariners liked what theyve seen from Iwakuma. He has lasted at least six innings in all three...
The moment Dustin Ackley's line drive left the bat, Justin Smoak knew he was going to get waved home by third base coach Jeff Datz.
After nearly 4 1/2 hours of baseball and with Seattle running out of players, there really wasn't another choice.
''I knew off the bat I was trying to score. They had to make a perfect relay throw to get me. He was up the line there...
The Chicago Cubs claimed outfielder Julio Borbon off waivers from the Texas Rangers on Friday.
Borbon, 27, spent all of last season with Round Rock, the Rangers' Double-A affiliate, where he hit .304 with 23 doubles, 10 home runs and 20 stolen bases in 133 games. He hit .317 in 32 spring training games for the Rangers this season and went hitless in one regular season at-bat...
In a nutshell, the ten game home stand to open the season didn’t leave the Mariners with as many wins as they probably wished. The Mariners dropped their third three-game series of the 2103 season, losing two out of three to the Detroit Tigers. Seattle finishes the home stand 4-6, and they stand at 7-10 on the season as they head into Texas for three against the Rangers and...
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Texas Rangers are getting accustomed to this cold, damp weather.
The game between the Rangers and Chicago Cubs scheduled for Wednesday night was rained out. It was postponed two hours before it was supposed to start at Wrigley Field.
No makeup date was announced. The teams are set to play Thursday afternoon.
"(Tuesday) night wasn't bad, just a little...