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The Texas Rangers Beats the New York Yankees 4-2 in the Series Opener

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The Texas Rangers sent Yu Darvish to the mound last night in hopes to earn a win in the series opener against the New York Yankees last night.  That is exactly what they did as Yu gave them another solid performance.  He went seven innings while giving up two runs on nine hits and striking out eight Yankee batters to earn the win.

“Darvish bent but didn’t break,” Ranger manager Ron Washington said. “A couple of innings, I could see he was getting upset with the results, but he never gave in.  He kept pitching. He didn’t have command of his fastball and had to go with his breaking balls.  But once we got the lead, he really beared down.”

Rangers first baseman J.P. Arencibia provided much of the offense on Monday night as he came up big when Texas needed it.  Arencibia delivered a two-out, two-run single that finished off a four-run fifth inning against Yankees starter David Phelps. The Rangers trailed, 2-0, going into the inning before bringing home four runs after two were out.  It would prove to be the difference.

This win was Darvish’s 10th of the season, improving him to 10-6 with a 2.90 ERA, while giving him double figures in the wins department for three straight years with the Rangers.  They will continue their mid-week series against the Yankees today with first pitch for that game set for 7:05pm from Globe Life Park in Arlington and can be seen on FOX Sports SW.

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