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Rangers’ new-look offense held to three hits in 5-1 loss

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Yu Darvish surrendered three solo homers in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday, and the new-look Texas Rangers’ offense was held to one hit in seven innings by Dylan Bundy in a 5-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Pedro Alvarez took Darvish deep twice, and Adam Jones connect for another. Darvish has allowed a home run in three straight starts.

Elvis Andrus broke up the no-hitter by singling to center with two outs in the sixth. The Rangers had only three singles.

Newcomers Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy were held hitless, though Lucroy took a walk in the eighth and scored on a sacrifice fly by Andrus. The Rangers had the bases loaded with two outs, but Darren O’Day struck out Ian Desmond. 

Hitting: The revamped Rangers lineup, featuring Monday acquisitions Carlos Beltran and Jonathan Lucroy, was no-hit into the sixth inning by Dylan Bundy. Elvis Andrus took care of the no-hit threat with a single with two outs. ... The Rangers didn’t get another hit until the eighth, when Nomar Mazara and Mitch Moreland had singles after a Lucroy walked. He scored on a sacrifice by Andrus. ... The Rangers had the bases loaded with two outs, but Ian Desmond struck out.   

Pitching: Yu Darvish pitched into the seventh inning for the first time this season, but was undone by three solo homers. ... Pedro Alvarez hit two of them, in the fifth and the seventh, and Adam Jones had the other in the sixth. Alvarez second blast knocked Darvish from the game. ... Darvish lasted 6 1/3 innings, throwing 94 pitches, allowing five hits, and striking out nine while walking only one. ... Dario Alvarez entered and allowed a homer to his first hitter, Matt Wieters, but got the next two. Alvarez, though, issued a run in the eighth.

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