Yu Darvish came within an out in his last start of throwing his first no-hitter. Or so it seemed.
A ruling change altered that when MLB credited David Ortiz with a hit on what had been ruled an error with two outs in the seventh inning.
But that’s in the past, Darvish said, and he’s ready to go again vs. the Blue Jays tonight. He’s paired with catcher J.P. Arencibia, a battery that manager Ron Washington plans to carry forward for the foreseeable future.
Here are the lineups:
Texas -- 1. Shin-Soo Choo, lf; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 4. Prince Fielder, dh; 5. Alex Rios, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 7. J.P. Arencibia, c; 8. Leonys Martin, cf; 9. Rougned Odor, 2b.
RHP Yu Darvish (3-1, 2.33 ERA)
Toronto -- 1. Jose Reyes, ss; 2. Melky Cabrera, lf; 3. Jose Bautista, rf; 4. Edwin Encarnacion, 1b; 5. Adam Lind, dh; 6. Juan Francisco, 3b; 7. Brett Lawrie, 2b; 8. Erik Kratz, c; 9. Anthony Gose, cf.
RHP Drew Hutchinson (1-3, 4.37 ERA)