Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/17/12
One victory apparently can do a lot to change a mindset. Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers try to further some new-found momentum Friday night when the AL West leaders open a three-game series with the Toronto Blue Jays. Darvish (12-8, 4.54 ERA) has his first opportunity to set a Rangers rookie record for victories. The right-hander has been uneven since the All-Star break but grinded out a win Sunday against Detroit, allowing three runs while walking five in 6 2-3 innings as he gave up fewer than six runs for the first time in four starts. "Everything is going in a good direction, and I want to continue doing that in my next start," Darvish told the team's official website after throwing 120 pitches. "I'm trying to go back to my true self and also trying new things. Those are both things that are going to be beneficial, so I think I'm going to take both of those into consideration going forward." High pitch counts have been the norm for Darvish, who is tied for the AL lead with ...
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