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The Texas Rangers Get Swept by the LA Angels Over the Weekend

The Texas Rangers season struggles continued over the weekend as Sunday’s 5-2 loss completed the Los Angeles Angels three game sweep.  Two-time All-Star right-hander Yu Darvish (pictured on the left), the closest to a sure thing in a Rangers uniform, had won five consecutive decisions in Anaheim, but last night had a difference result.  Although he did strikeout nine Angel batter, he gave up five runs (four of them earned) on five hits in six innings of work.

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“In my last start [in Oakland], my mechanics were off, and I wasn’t able to make the adjustment between starts,” Darvish said. “It was just the fastball. With sliders, I was able to throw good ones in key situations, but yes, my command was off.”  Darvish (7-4) entered Sunday’s contest with a 5-1 record and a 2.43 ERA at Angel Stadium, with 53 strikeouts in 40 2/3 innings pitched.  “He got some balls up in the zone, in the wrong spot,” manager Ron Washington said.

Texas will start a three game mid-week series against the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday as they now sit at 35-40 on the season.  First pitch for this game is set for 7:05pm from Globe Life Park in Arlington and can be seen on FOX Sports SW.

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