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    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - Yu Darvish is no one-pitch wonder for the Texas Rangers.

    Unable to command his lively fastball, Darvish delivered devastating breaking balls to work out of trouble during the first three innings of the Rangers' 8-8 tie with the Cleveland Indians in 10 innings Tuesday.

    "I didn't feel that good and could not command my fastball," Darvish said through interpreter Joe Furukawa to the media throng after walking four and allowing two runs and three hits.

    Darvish limited the damage by getting Shin-Soo Choo to ground into a double play. Texas catcher Yorvit Torrealba helped by throwing out two would-be basestealers.

    "If Torrealba is not catching, I think I'd give up 10 runs today," Darvish said. "Some of my pitches were so bad I don't think any hitters would swing at them."

    Rangers bullpen coach Andy Hawkins wasn't so sure about that.

    "His secondary pitches were as sharp as can be," Hawkins said. "With the bases loaded, he got two ground balls. One bounced through; the other was a double play. You like to see guys get nothing but outs, but he worked out of things today."

    Yangervis Solarte's two-run homer off Indians starter Josh Tomlin helped Texas take a 7-0 lead after three.

    Asdrubal Cabrera, Jason Kipnis and Lou Marson had 2 RBIs apiece for Cleveland, which went ahead 8-7 against the Rangers' bullpen.

    "He's got good stuff," Kipnis said of Darvish. "He's got life on his fastball and looks comfortable out there. He struck me out with a good split-finger."

    Darvish walked the first two hitters he faced. Torrealba erased both trying to steal second. The right-hander yielded a single to Jose Lopez in the second, then fanned Kipnis and Fred Lewis, before running into a jam in the third.

    Jack Hanrahan reached on a double when center fielder Craig Gentry stumbled trying to make a running catch. Gentry left with a sprained left wrist. X-rays were negative.

    Darvish then walked Marson and Michael Brantley and allowed a two-run ground ball single by Cabrera. He got Choo to bounce into the double play and finished off his second spring start by getting Travis Hafner on a fly ball to center.

    "He got out of it with minimal damage," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "Just because he didn't command it today doesn't mean he's an erratic pitcher. He works off his fastball, but when it is not there you go somewhere else. When you are a pitcher, you find a way. He did.

    "If this was a regular game he stays in and maybe he finds it and puts up zeros and suddenly you're in the seventh inning. That's what good pitchers do and he's a good pitcher."

    Darvish is learning to adapt to baseball, American-style.

    "Usually in Japan, when struggling, a pitcher is allowed to play catch while his team is hitting," he said. "They don't do that here. I'm going to have to adjust."

    Darvish said his only surprise thus far had been a pleasant one - the work ethic of his teammates.

    "It is amazing how much time players put in before and after games," he said.

    Non-roster invitee Greg Miclat's RBI single in the ninth tied it at 8.

    Notes: Indians 1B Casey Kotchman missed his third game with a sore back. "It's much better today," he said. "I just woke up with it Sunday - it wasn't anything I did." ... Indians RHP Jeanmar Gomez allowed one hit over three innings. He has worked seven scoreless innings over three outings this spring. ... Torrealba and 1B Mitch Moreland each had two of Texas' 12 hits.

     
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    Texas Rangers
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Craig Gentry, CF2111000 .077
        Kyle Hudson, RF3000000 .167
    Yangervis Solarte, 2B3112000 .357
        Greg Miclat, 2B2011010 .235
    David Murphy, LF3000100 .368
        Joey Butler, PR-LF1000000 .000
    Conor Jackson, DH5100012 .077
    Mitch Moreland, 1B3120000 .238
        Brad Hawpe, 1B10101001.000
        Guilder Rodriguez, PR-3B0000000 .000
    Yorvit Torrealba, C3221001 .333
        Luis Martinez, C1010000 .700
    Engel Beltre, RF-CF3012100 .286
    Luis Hernandez, SS3011001 .235
        Alberto Gonzalez, SS2000002 .235
    Mike Olt, 3B3110001 .250
        Brandon Snyder, 3B-1B1100102 .250
    Totals39812842  
    Batting
    2B - Yorvit Torrealba (1, Tomlin)
    3B - Engel Beltre (1, Tomlin), Mike Olt (1, Tomlin)
    HR - Yangervis Solarte (2, Tomlin)
    SF - Engel Beltre (2)
    SH - Luis Martinez (1)
    RBI - Craig Gentry (1), Yangervis Solarte 2 (5), Greg Miclat (2), Yorvit Torrealba (3), Engel Beltre 2 (4), Luis Hernandez (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Engel Beltre (1), Luis Hernandez (1)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Solarte-Hernandez-Moreland, Miclat-Gonzalez-Hawpe, Rodriguez-Miclat-Snyder
    Texas Rangers
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Yu Darvish 3322430 3.60
    Koji Uehara (H,1) 1222120 13.50
    Joe Beimel (H,2) 1322020 6.00
    Mike Adams (BS,1) 1222100 9.00
    Tanner Scheppers 1100000 9.00
    Robbie Ross 1000010 0.00
    Mitch Stetter 0.2000200 6.75
    Roman Mendez 1.1000100 0.00
    IBB - Huffman by Mike Adams
    HBP - Marson (by Mike Adams)
    Pitches-Strikes - Yu Darvish 32-15, Koji Uehara 13-9, Joe Beimel 10-10, Mike Adams 10-5, Tanner Scheppers 3-3, Robbie Ross 5-5, Mitch Stetter 10-2, Roman Mendez 7-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yu Darvish 1-2, Mike Adams 1-2, Tanner Scheppers 2-0, Robbie Ross 2-0, Mitch Stetter 1-1, Roman Mendez 3-0
    Batters Faced - Yu Darvish 13, Koji Uehara 6, Joe Beimel 6, Mike Adams 7, Tanner Scheppers 3, Robbie Ross 3, Mitch Stetter 4, Roman Mendez 4
    Cleveland Indians
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Michael Brantley, CF1000211 .353
        Ezequiel Carrera, CF3010000 .200
    Asdrubal Cabrera, SS2012110 .125
        Juan Diaz, SS1000010 .357
    Shin-Soo Choo, RF3110010 .353
        Chad Huffman, RF1000100 .000
    Travis Hafner, DH3000002 .188
       a- Nick Weglarz, PH-DH0001100 .333
        Jason Donald, PR-DH0000000 .235
    Jose Lopez, 1B4220103 .467
    Jason Kipnis, 2B3012012 .278
        Gregorio Petit, 2B1010100 .400
    Fred Lewis, LF3110022 .182
        Ryan Spilborghs, LF2000003 .125
    Jack Hannahan, 3B3220012 .286
        Andy LaRoche, 3B1000100 .429
        Aaron Cunningham, PR0000000 .294
    Lou Marson, C1212100 .455
        Michel Hernandez, C2000001 .000
    Totals34811798  
    a-hit a sacrifice fly for Hafner in the 6th
    Batting
    2B - Jason Kipnis (2, Beimel), Fred Lewis (1, Uehara), Jack Hannahan (1, Darvish)
    SF - Asdrubal Cabrera (1), Nick Weglarz (1)
    RBI - Asdrubal Cabrera 2 (3), Nick Weglarz (2), Jason Kipnis 2 (5), Lou Marson 2 (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Jason Kipnis 2 (2), Lou Marson 2 (2)
    SB - Ezequiel Carrera (2, 2nd base off Adams/Martinez)
    CS - Michael Brantley (1, 2nd base by Darvish/Torrealba), Asdrubal Cabrera (1, 2nd base by Darvish/Torrealba)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - A. Cabrera-Kipnis-J. Lopez, McAllister-LaRoche-J. Lopez
    E - Jack Hannahan (2, Throwing)
    Cleveland Indians
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Josh Tomlin 3874001 9.00
    Jeanmar Gomez 3100000 0.00
    Zach McAllister (H,1) 2200110 4.50
    Chen-Chang Lee (BS,2) 1111110 6.00
    Hector Ambriz 1000200 1.80
    IBB - E. Beltre by Hector Ambriz
    Pitches-Strikes - Josh Tomlin 18-18, Jeanmar Gomez 9-9, Zach McAllister 13-9, Chen-Chang Lee 10-6, Hector Ambriz 11-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Josh Tomlin 5-5, Jeanmar Gomez 5-3, Zach McAllister 3-1, Chen-Chang Lee 2-0, Hector Ambriz 3-0
    Batters Faced - Josh Tomlin 18, Jeanmar Gomez 9, Zach McAllister 8, Chen-Chang Lee 5, Hector Ambriz 5
    Game Information
    Attendance - 5500
    Game Time - 3:16
    Temperature - 83
    Umpires - Home - Tony Randazzo, First Base - Al Porter, Second Base - Tyler Funneman, Third Base - Greg Gibson