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Baseball: Darvish plain while Rangers’ bats wallop Iwakuma

Yu Darvish worked into a seventh inning, permitting 3 runs for a Texas Rangers in a 6-3 win over a multiplication opposition Seattle Mariners on Monday.

Darvish (5-3) struck out nine, while permitting 6 hits in 6-2/3 innings to get a improved of former Japan teammate Hisashi Iwakuma. Darvish also walked dual batters.

“My fastball plcae was not consistent, though somehow we was means to hang in there and give us a possibility to win,” Darvish said. “My curveball hadn’t been unequivocally good recently, though currently it was flattering good.

The win changed a American League West-leading Rangers 8-1/2 games in front of a Houston Astros. The Mariners are in third place, a diversion serve back.

Iwakuma (14-10), who mislaid his prior start in a matchup opposite countryman Masahiro Tanaka, surrendered an upper-deck home run to Carlos Beltran in a initial inning.

The Rangers unequivocally went to work on a right-hander in a four-run third. After a leadoff singular and a stolen base, Iwakuma missed with a splitter low and inside to Nomar Mazara, who forsaken a bat conduct and drilled a triple down a right-field line.

The Rangers lineup battled and done Iwakuma compensate dearly for a smallest mistake, with dual some-more doubles creation it 4-0 before Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy singled in a run to top a inning.

Iwakuma authorised 5 runs on 6 hits and was pulled after a third inning. He walked a beat and strike one, while distinguished out two.

“It’s frustrating,” Iwakuma said. “I hung pitches in certain instances. Had we kept a repairs to a smallest in a third inning, we competence still have been in it.”

The Mariners got to Darvish for a run in a fourth, and a right-hander left a diversion with dual outs and dual on in a seventh, though both runners came home to score.

“We threw a lot of fastballs and used a delayed bend a lot to keep them off balance,” pronounced Lucroy, who like Beltran, recently assimilated a Rangers. “He was means to chuck a curveball in a mud for strikeouts. He threw his changeup in a mud for a large strikeout. Lot of fastballs adult in a zone, a lot of chases. Yu was very, unequivocally good.”

In Denver, Kenta Maeda authorised dual runs in 5 innings to take a detriment for a Los Angeles Dodgers in an 8-1 subjection during a hands of a Colorado Rockies.

Maeda (13-8) gave adult 4 hits and a walk, while distinguished out six, though a Dodgers bats were silenced by Rockies right-hander Jon Gray (9-6), who worked 6 scoreless innings.

In New York, Ichiro Suzuki changed past Hall of Famer Wade Boggs and into 27th place in career vital joining hits, going 2-for-4 for a Miami Marlins in a 2-1 detriment to a New York Mets.

Suzuki singled in a fourth inning to tie Boggs with 3,010 hits before doubling in a eighth to pierce past him.

“I’ve listened that he (Boggs) also would strike one home run after another in batting practice,” Suzuki said. “In that clarity we are similar, though that’s as most as we know.”

==Kyodo

Article source: http://english.kyodonews.jp/news/2016/08/431043.html