Yu Darvish coughs up career-high four home runs at the worst of times for Rangers

Coming off a beat down at the hands of the hated Blue Jays in Game 1 of the ALDS, the Rangers turned to co-ace Yu Darvish for Game 2. He was tasked with putting up some zeroes so the Rangers could even the series at one.

He failed and, in fact, ended up with the worst game of his career in terms of home runs allowed.

The Blue Jays got home runs from Troy Tulowitzki, Kevin Pillar, Ezequiel Carrera and Edwin Encarnacion through five innings against Darvish, chasing him from the game. His final line was five innings, five hits and five earned runs.

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Yu Darvish had this look often on Friday. USATSI

The four home runs stick out, of course. Darvish doesn't do that. He's never done it before. Previously, he had only allowed as many as three home runs in a game twice:

On June 25, 2013, the Yankees took him deep three times and it happened again on Aug. 2 of this season by the Orioles. That's it. Darvish actually had previously only given up multiple home runs in a game 16 times.

And on Friday afternoon, he gave up four. That's pretty bad timing for the Rangers.

CBS Sports Writer

Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered every World Series since 2010. The former Indiana University baseball player now lives on the... Full Bio

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