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"I did tell the coaches that I wasn't feeling good," Darvish said through a translator. "I could have gone six or seven innings. In the end, the manager made the decision to stop me."
Darvish (7-2) breezed through the first two innings, but gave up single runs in each of the next three innings and was pulled. He threw 93 pitches on a 91-degree day, allowing seven hits and walking three to win his 100th combined game in Japan and the United States.
"I'm not looking at it as an injury," Darvish said. "I feel comfortable saying that I should be able to treat this and be ready for my next start."
In his previous outing, he allowed five runs and walked a career-high six in four innings against Seattle.
The AL West leaders outscored the Blue Jays 34-16 in the series, extending Toronto's losing streak to five games. J.P. Arencibia hit two solo home runs for the Blue Jays.
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"It's always been a terrific lineup," Texas manager Ron Washington said. "We have All-Stars. The guys who hit behind
Kyle Drabek (4-5) allowed a career-high nine runs in three innings and lost for the second time this season to Darvish.
"We needed a win and I just wasn't there for the team," Drabek said.
Toronto pitchers had a 7.81 ERA on a 1-5 road trip that included a stop at Tampa Bay. Blue Jays relievers threw 18 2-3 innings in the Texas series.
"We had some momentum going into this road trip," Toronto manager John Farrell said. "We ran up against two really good teams."
Colby Rasmus had three hits, including a two-run homer in the ninth for the Blue Jays. Toronto last lost five in a row during the middle of the 2010 season.
The Rangers sent 11 batters to the plate and had five hits in the big second. Drabek gave up a single to Young and walked two to load the bases with one out, and a walk to Mitch Moreland forced home a run. Kinsler and Elvis Andrus hit two-run doubles and Beltre capped the burst with his 10th home run.
It was the fourth time this season the Rangers have scored seven or more runs in an inning.
Kinsler's two-run homer in the fourth made it 9-1.
"Their starting pitcher is good so it was nice to get runs early," Young said. "It was a big lift for us."
|Yu Darvish surrenders three runs on seven hits in five innings of work but earns the win to improve to 7-2 for the Rangers. (US Presswire)|
|Players of the Game|
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|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Yunel Escobar, SS||2||1||1||0||1||0||1||.262|
|Rajai Davis, RF||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.220|
|Colby Rasmus, CF||5||2||3||2||0||0||1||.227|
|Jose Bautista, RF-3B||4||0||0||1||1||1||1||.229|
|Edwin Encarnacion, DH||5||0||2||1||0||2||1||.274|
|Eric Thames, LF||4||0||0||0||0||1||3||.243|
|J.P. Arencibia, C||4||2||2||2||0||1||1||.245|
|Brett Lawrie, 3B-SS||3||0||1||0||1||0||0||.273|
|David Cooper, 1B||4||0||0||0||0||0||2||.200|
|Omar Vizquel, 2B||3||1||1||0||1||0||1||.194|
|2B - Colby Rasmus (9, Darvish), Brett Lawrie (5, Darvish)|
|HR - Colby Rasmus (5, Tateyama), J.P. Arencibia 2 (9, Darvish, Ogando)|
|RBI - Colby Rasmus 2 (19), Jose Bautista (32), Edwin Encarnacion (39), J.P. Arencibia 2 (29)|
|SB - Brett Lawrie (7, 2nd base off Darvish/Napoli)|
|Team LOB - 7|
|Toronto Blue Jays|
|Kyle Drabek (L,4-5)||3||8||9||9||3||1||2||4.55|
|Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Drabek 67-34, Jesse Chavez 72-54|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Drabek 4-4, Jesse Chavez 1-7|
|Batters Faced - Kyle Drabek 20, Jesse Chavez 19|
|Ian Kinsler, DH||5||2||2||4||0||1||0||.289|
|Elvis Andrus, SS||5||1||2||2||0||0||0||.305|
|Josh Hamilton, CF||4||0||0||0||0||1||2||.368|
|a- Craig Gentry, PH-CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.292|
|Adrian Beltre, 3B||4||1||1||2||0||0||1||.318|
|Michael Young, 2B||4||1||3||0||0||0||0||.282|
|David Murphy, LF||3||2||1||0||1||1||2||.260|
|Nelson Cruz, RF||4||1||1||1||0||2||2||.271|
|Mike Napoli, C||3||3||2||2||1||1||0||.239|
|Mitch Moreland, 1B||3||1||0||1||1||2||1||.301|
|a-fouled out for Hamilton in the 8th|
|2B - Ian Kinsler (15, Drabek), Elvis Andrus (11, Drabek), Michael Young (10, Drabek), Nelson Cruz (12, J. Chavez)|
|HR - Ian Kinsler (6, Drabek), Adrian Beltre (10, Drabek), Mike Napoli (8, J. Chavez)|
|RBI - Ian Kinsler 4 (22), Elvis Andrus 2 (24), Adrian Beltre 2 (33), Nelson Cruz (33), Mike Napoli 2 (20), Mitch Moreland (20)|
|2-OUT RBI - Ian Kinsler 2 (10), Adrian Beltre 2 (15), Nelson Cruz (20), Mike Napoli 2 (4)|
|Team LOB - 3|
|DP - Young-Andrus-Moreland|
|Yu Darvish (W,7-2)||5||7||3||3||3||3||1||3.25|
|WP - Yu Darvish (4)|
|Pitches-Strikes - Yu Darvish 93-54, Mark Lowe 19-13, Alexi Ogando 10-6, Yoshinori Tateyama 16-9|
|Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Yu Darvish 6-5, Mark Lowe 3-2, Alexi Ogando 1-1|
|Batters Faced - Yu Darvish 24, Mark Lowe 7, Alexi Ogando 3, Yoshinori Tateyama 6|
|Attendance - 46637|
|Game Time - 2:48|
|Temperature - 88|
|Umpires - Home - Tim Timmons, First Base - Lance Barrett, Second Base - Eric Cooper, Third Base - Marty Foster|