Arlington, TX (Sports Network) - Texas starter Yu Darvish settled down after a
29-pitch opening frame and remained unbeaten in Arlington.
The Japanese right-hander gutted through seven innings and became the second
pitcher in the last 50 years to win his first seven starts at home, as Texas
downed the Detroit Tigers, 7-5, in the middle test of a three-game set.
Darvish (10-4), who allowed three of the first four Tigers to reach base,
retired 19 of the final 22 batters he faced. In all, the 25-year-old fanned 10
and surrendered four runs on four hits and a walk.
The only other pitcher to win his first seven home starts was Carlos Perez for
the Montreal Expos in 1995.
Prince Fielder registered two hits, including a two-run homer, to go with four
RBI for the Tigers, which had an opportunity to reach the .500 mark for the
first time since May 15, when they were 18-18.
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