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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 begin a three-game set against the same Seattle Mariners on Friday.
Neither team scored more than four runs in any of the four games at Safeco Field last weekend.
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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.
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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...
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No makeup date was announced. The teams are set to play Thursday afternoon.
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