Darvish Strong Start in Rangers' 14-8 Loss to WSox 2/27/13
SURPRISE, Ariz. - Yu Darvish struck out two while retiring all six
White Sox batters he faced Tuesday in his first spring start before Chicago
scored 11 runs over the next two innings in a 14-8 win over the Texas Rangers.
Darvish, the Japanese ace who won 16 games as a major league rookie last
season, threw his fastball in the mid-90s.
Nestor Molina and Brian Omogrosso, the first two White Sox pitchers, both
had two shutout innings.
Chicago scored six runs in the third off 20-year-old Cody Buckel. The
right-hander, the top minor league pitcher in the Rangers organization last
year, walked five of the seven batters he faced.
Evan Meek, in Rangers camp on a minor league contract, allowed five runs and
five hits and got only two outs in the fourth.