Texas Rangers

Darvish strikes out 10 as Rangers roll past Angels

Yu Darvish was at his best Thursday, tossing seven scoreless innings and striking out 10.
Yu Darvish was at his best Thursday, tossing seven scoreless innings and striking out 10. AP

Yu Darvish allowed only five singles and two walks in seven scoreless innings, and Carlos Gomez opened the game with a home run as the Texas Rangers cruised to an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels.

Darvish struck out 10 and threw only 103 pitches in his best outing of the season. Nomar Mazara hit a two-run homer in the third inning, and Robinson Chirinos drove in three runs. 

How Rangers hitters fared: The only batter without a hit was Mike Napoli, though he did reach on catcher’s interference. ... The big blows were delivered by Carlos Gomez, who started the game with a homer off Ricky Nolasco; Nomar Mazara, who got Nolasco for a two-run homer in the third; and Robinson Chirinos, whose ground-rule double in the second drove in one run and whose single in the sixth drove in two.  

How Rangers pitchers fared: Yu Darvish was terrific, albeit at his own deliberate pace. He struck out 10 batters, walked two, and issued five singles. Mike Trout was the only batter Darvish failed to retire, as the two-time MVP walked and singled twice. ... The Angels threatened only twice. They put two on with one out in the first, but Darvish got groundouts from Albert Pujols and Andrelton Simmons, and they had runners at the corners with one out in the sixth before Darvish induced an inning-ending double play from Cameron Maybin. ... Rookie right-hander Mike Hauschild worked a perfect eighth and was an out away from finished off a strike out before allowing a three-run homer to Danny Espinosa.

Texas

122

003

000

8

11

0

Los Angeles

000

000

003

3

7

3

Texas AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg.

Gomez cf

5

1

1

1

0

1

.139

Choo dh

5

1

2

1

0

1

.258

Mazara rf

5

1

1

2

0

2

.368

Napoli 1b

4

0

0

0

0

1

.171

Rua 1b

0

0

0

0

0

0

.154

Odor 2b

5

0

1

0

0

0

.250

Andrus ss

4

2

2

0

0

0

.353

Gallo 3b

3

1

1

0

1

1

.207

Chirinos c

4

2

2

3

0

0

.400

Profar lf

2

0

1

1

2

1

.143

Totals 37

8

11

8

3

7

Los Angeles AB

R

H

BI

BB

SO

Avg.

Escobar 3b

4

0

0

0

0

2

.366

Calhoun rf

3

0

1

0

0

2

.316

Revere cf

1

0

0

0

0

0

.214

Trout cf

2

0

2

0

1

0

.333

Cron 1b

1

0

0

0

0

0

.304

Pujols dh

4

1

1

0

0

1

.200

Simmons ss

3

0

1

0

0

0

.343

Pennington ss

0

0

0

0

1

0

.333

Maybin lf-rf

3

1

0

0

1

1

.231

Marte 1b-lf

4

0

0

0

0

2

.250

Espinosa 2b

4

1

2

3

0

1

.229

Perez c

4

0

0

0

0

2

.100

Totals 33

3

7

3

3

11

E—Simmons (2), Maybin (1), Perez (2). LOB—Texas 6, Los Angeles 6. 2B—Andrus (4), Chirinos (1). HR—Gomez (3), off Nolasco; Mazara (3), off Nolasco; Espinosa (3), off Hauschild. RBIs—Gomez (4), Choo (2), Mazara 2 (11), Chirinos 3 (6), Profar (2), Espinosa 3 (12). SB—Andrus (1), Gallo (2), Trout (1), Maybin (1). CS—Andrus (1). Runners left in scoring position—Texas 2 (Gomez, Napoli); Los Angeles 5 (Calhoun, Pujols, Simmons 2, Perez). RISP—Texas 4 for 11; Los Angeles 1 for 10. Runners moved up—Pujols, Escobar. GIDP—Choo, Maybin. DP—Texas 1 (Odor, Andrus, Napoli); Los Angeles 1 (Espinosa, Pennington, Cron).

Texas

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

NP

ERA

Darvish W, 1-1

7

5

0

0

2

10

103

2.33

Hauschild

2

2

3

3

1

1

33

12.00

Los Angeles

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

NP

ERA

Nolasco L, 0-2

5

8

5

5

0

7

97

5.40

Wright

4

3

3

3

3

0

65

6.75

WP—Darvish, Nolasco, Wright. Umpires—Home, Paul Emmel; First, Brian O’Nora; Second, Scott Barry; Third, Stu Scheurwater. T—3:14. A—30,255 (43,250).

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