Darvish allowed two hits and struck out three batters in two scoreless innings. He also showed off his athleticism by leaping for a chopper hit by James Darnell over the mound. Darvish quickly threw the ball to catcher Yorvit Torrealba, who ran down outfielder Will Venable up the third-base line for the out.
* First baseman Michael Young left the game earlier than expected because he landed awkwardly on his left thumb diving to a ball. The move was precautionary and the club will evaluate the thumb, Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said. Young finished 1-for-2 with a run scored. Mike Olt replaced Young in the fifth inning.
With Darvish on the mound, Young made a nice diving grab on DH Mark Kotsay's ground ball. Darvish quickly got off the mound to cover first for the out.
Young was in a similar position in the first inning. Second baseman Orlando Hudson hit right past Young's diving glove for a double, the first hit allowed by Darvish.
* As much as everyone will talk about Darvish's performance, pitcher Greg Reynolds had a nice showing in two innings of work. Reynolds didn't allow a hit in two scoreless innings. His only strikeout came in the third inning, fanning outfielder Cameron Maybin on an 81-mph changeup. He also got Hudson and Venable to ground out -- both Padres got hits off Darvish in the game.
* The Rangers racked up four runs in the fourth inning. Third baseman Adrian Beltre got his only hit off Joe Wieland. Beltre passed up on an 84-mph changeup called a strike. Following the call, which made the count 0-2, Beltre strangely stomped in the batter's box as if he felt he missed a good pitch to swing.
On the next offering, Beltre drove a fastball to center field for a base hit. The two-out single woke up the bats in the inning.
Torrealba hit a two-out, two-RBI single with the bases loaded and would finish 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
Shortstop Alberto Gonzalez followed with a line a drive to right center that drove in Rangers' other two runs of the inning. Gonzalez went 3-for-3 and had three RBIs.
* The Rangers found themselves on the wrong end of double plays early. Torrealba hit a ground ball down the third-base line, which led to a 5-4-3 double play to end the second.
In the third, outfielder Craig Gentry suffered the same fate with no outs.