Yu Darvish won't face Angels in spring

March, 19, 2012
3/19/12
5:48
PM CT
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish will not face the Los Angeles Angels this weekend.

Darvish is on a six-man rotation and will pitch five innings as planned this weekend, but he'll do it Sunday morning in Surprise Stadium against some Rangers minor leaguers in an intrasquad game.

Darvish pitched four innings at home against the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday and allowed one run on one hit with three walks and four strikeouts. He was pleased with his fastball command, despite needing 70 pitches in his four-inning stint. The outing included retiring Ryan Braun, the NL MVP, twice. He got Braun to pop up to second baseman Ian Kinsler to end the first and hit a fly ball to left to end the third.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
10 3.06 182 144
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 17
RBIA. Beltre 68
RA. Beltre 68
OPSA. Beltre .877
ERAY. Darvish 3.06
SOY. Darvish 182