Minden Press-Herald

Oct 01st

Darvish, Rangers top Royals, 8-4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Yu Darvish flirted with a perfect game, and Geovany Soto hit the first of five Rangers home runs as they toppled the Royals 8-4 at Kauffman Stadium.

Darvish retired the first 17 Kansas City hitters before Johnny Giavotella took a 3-2 curveball for a ball even though TV replays showed the pitch hitting the outside corner.

David Lough followed with a blooper that was just beyond the reach of shortstop Elvis Andrus in what would become a three-run inning.

Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz added solo shots, with Beltre and Cruz going back-to-back on consecutive Bruce Chen pitches in the sixth. Michael Young capped the scoring with a two-run homer the pitch after Cruz had been hit by Louis Coleman.






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