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Yu Darvish pitched two-hit ball into the seventh inning and Mike Napoli homered for the fourth straight game, leading the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 rout of the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night for their seventh consecutive victory. The Rangers beat the Tigers in six games in last year's AL championship series, winning the clincher 15-5. This one wasn't much closer, with Texas scoring five runs in the eighth and finishing with 19 hits. Detroit (9-4) has the American League's second-best record behind the Rangers (11-2). Texas is 6-0 on the road, equaling a team record set in 1989. Darvish (2-0) showed impressive poise in the opener of a four-game set at Comerica Park, allowing one run over 6 1-3 innings in his toughest test since coming over from Japan. Adam Wilk (0-2) gave up two earned runs and 10 hits in four-plus innings for the Tigers. Neither starting pitcher played any role in last year's ALCS. The Rangers acquired Darvish in the offseason, committing more than $107 million...
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