• First pitch: Facing Darvish, Astros try to prevent Rangers’ sweep

    Summary of 12 articles · Updated Aug 13, 2013
    "I thought it was a good pitch," Darvish said. When Darvish then walked Villar on the 3-2 pitch, Rangers catcher A.J. Darvish dominated the Astros until Carlos Corporan homered with one out in the eighth inning for Houston's only hit. Yu Darvish was mostly untouchable, nearly perfect and regularly brilliant. Regular Astros starters catcher Jason Castro and second baseman Jose Altuve are out of the lineup. Although they insisted they were going to exceed critics’ low expectations, they ultimately have supported the belief that a team must spend more than $13 million to stay respectable in Major League Baseball.
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    • Darvish again blocks light at end of tunnel for Astros

      There will be a time when the Astros are a real baseball team. When fans pulling for the home club, not an in-state division rival, fill Minute Maid Park and don’t just scatter around to comprise a crowd of 18,712. When no-hitter and perfect-game watche…
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    • Darvish is absolutely that good

      When it ended with the Rangers winning, Yu Darvish's manager and teammates expressed disappointment that he'd missed again on getting his first career no-hitter. But they marveled at his overall stuff, at his control and velocity and all that stuff.
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    • Darvish's no-no bid had a catch to it

      Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski was thrown out of Monday's game in the sixth inning by home-plate umpire Ron Kulpa in a dispute about balls and strikes.
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    • Darvish K's career-high 15, flirts with no-hitter

      Yu Darvish lost his catcher and his perfect game in the sixth inning, and then his no-hitter in the eighth, but he still pitched the Rangers to a 2-1 victory over the Astros on Monday afternoon at Minute Maid Park.
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    • Darvish K's 15, loses no-no in 8th, catcher in 6th

      Darvish K's 15, loses no-no in 8th, catcher in 6th
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    • Umpire Ron Kulpa ejects catcher A.J. Pierzynski with Yu Darvish throwing no-hitter

      Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish lost another bid for a no-hitter at Minute Maid Park on Monday, but it was the actions of an umpire that unnecessarily sullied his attempt and distracted from it.In what might be the most A.J. Pierzynski moment in history, h…
    • Darvish loses his no-hit bid in the eighth

      Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish launched another bid for no-hit history against the Astros on Monday at Minute Maid Park, but he lost it after giving up a solo homer to catcher Carlos Corporan in the eighth inning.
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    • No-hit alert: Yu Darvish nearly perfect vs. Astros through seven

      Follow the game live A controversial call on a pitch to Jonathan Villar ended Yu Darvish’s bid for a perfect game in the sixth inning but his no-hitter is still intact through seven. A potential strike three against Villar was called a ball and he walke…
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