Rangers rally past Athletics to open three-game series

Yu Darvish’s nemeses so far in his career have been the Oakland Athletics and those pillows he uses in spring training. The A’s, though, have been more annoying than any pain in the neck. Their hitters, one through nine, seem to give Darvish fits by the way they extend at-bats or go against scouting reports or find a way to fend off his best pitches. That didn’t change Monday...
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The Struggles Of Yu Darvish Against The Oakland A’s

Just a month into the 2014 season, it appears the American League West will once again be a tight race. Tonight in Oakland, two of the teams that are expected to be in contention for the division crown at the end of the season will square off for the first time. If the Texas Rangers plan on unseating the back-to-back Division Champion Oakland A’s, they will need tonight’s starter...
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MLB Who's Hot, Who's Not: Pair of Rangers pitchers run the gamut

Some have slumped, while others have simmered. Here's our weekly review of who's running hot and cold around major-league baseball. Stats through April 17 HOT PITCHERS AL -- Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers Darvish allowed two runs and eight hits in 15 innings in no decisions against the Houston Astros on April 11 and Seattle Mariners on April 16. The right-hander leads the majors...
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WATCH: Yu Darvish's 'Bloody Belt' recalls 'Schilling's Sock'

One delivered a heroic performance on an injured ankle in a clutch playoff game to help his team defeat it’s biggest rival. The other cut his finger. The circumstances were different, but the images were similar for Curt Schilling and Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who put his own twist on Schilling’s “Bloody Sock” Wednesday with the “Bloody Belt.” In the seventh...
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Rangers rally for two in 9th to beat Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas - Of course the Texas Rangers didn't give Yu Darvish any run support when he was on the mound Wednesday night in the showdown of aces vs. Seattle's Felix Hernandez. The important thing is that they did finally come up with the runs, and has been the case so far this season, they saved the drama for the ninth inning. Leonys Martin singled to left field with...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Darvish says cut thumb isn't issue

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas ace Yu Darvish, who cut his right thumb during his last start, doesn't see it as an issue heading into his Wednesday night showdown against Felix Hernandez. "Even when I was throwing it didn't hurt me," said Darvish, who has a small cut on his thumb. "I've done this so many teams that probably the nerve isn't working anymore...
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Yu Darvish Becomes Fastest Starter to 500 Strikeouts

Even after missing three weeks, Yu Darvish came back doing what he does best: throw strikes. Fresh of the disabled list from neck discomfort, the lanky right-hander allowed seven hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday to help his Texas Rangers avoid a three-game sweep with a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He struck out six and walked one, leaving the Rays hitless in 10 at-bats...
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Rangers Darvish fastest to 500 strikeouts

Yu Darvish returned to the Texas Rangers starting rotation on Sunday, taking home his first win of the season and breaking a MLB record in Tampa Bay. With Darvish's second strikeout of the game on Sunday, he became the fastest pitcher in Major League history to reach 500 strikeouts as a starter. Darvish set the mark in just 401 2/3 innings, breaking the previous record held by...
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Texas Rangers Pitcher Yu Darvish Sets MLB Record in First Start of the Season

Keeping pitchers healthy has been an issue for the Texas Rangers. The number of injuries they've dealt with over the last few years is crazy; almost enough to make you wonder how they've managed to be as competitive as they have been. So it came as no surprise when ace pitcher Yu Darvish had to open the season on the DL.It really shouldn't come as much of a surprise...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Darvish to start Sunday for Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - Yu Darvish will return to the Texas Rangers rotation for Sunday's series finale at Tampa Bay. Darvish, who is on the disabled list with a stiff neck, threw 86 pitches Tuesday in a bullpen session and came out of that outing feeling good enough for the Rangers to opt to put him back in the rotation. "Once his neck wasn't bothering him anymore we were...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

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