Posted August 28, 2012 on AP on Fox
Yu Darvish struck out 10 over seven innings for the Texas Rangers to win a 1-0 pitchers' duel against James Shields and the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Ian Kinsler homered to give Texas enough against the suddenly sliding Rays, who have lost four in a row, had runners on base in each of the first five innings against Darvish (13-9) and still couldn't score. It was their fourth 1-0 loss this season - all in their last 22 games this month. Shields (12-8) allowed only three hits over his seven innings, including Kinsler's homer leading off the fourth. The Rays right-hander struck out eight, walked two and hit a batter. Darvish, who allowed six hits, has a majors-best eight 10-strikeout games. The only Rangers pitcher with more in a season was Nolan Ryan, the hard-throwing Hall of Famer who is now the team's president and watched from the first row. Ryan had 18 such games in 1989. Texas skipped Darvish's scheduled start last Thursday because of tightness in his right quadriceps...
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