Mound matchup: Yu Darvish vs. Kyle Drabek

April, 30, 2012
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Yu Darvish returns to the mound for the first time since dominating the Yankees to the tune of 10 strikeouts in 8 1/3 scoreless innings in the series opener in Toronto. Here's the matchup:

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Darvish (3-0, 2.42 ERA): Darvish baffled the Yankees with a full arsenal of pitches and lethal mix of velocity. Now that the baseball world has seen the caliber of pitcher Darvish can be, the Rangers are looking for a repeat performance against the struggling Blue Jays.

Kyle Drabek (2-1, 2.25): The youngster has pitched well so far this season, but command issues have forced a few early exits due to walks and high pitch counts. Drabek has been much worse at home than on the road. He has just one win in nine starts in Rogers Centre.

Hitters: In Drabek's only start against the Rangers, he gave up three runs off five hits over six innings of work in a 6-4 win. ...Michael Young went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles. ...Yorvit Torrealba went 2-for-4 with a home run. ...Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a home run.

Up Next:

Tuesday vs. Toronto: RHP Neftali Feliz (1-1, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Drew Hutchison (1-0, 6.10 ERA), 6:00 p.m., KSKY 660 AM/FSSW.
Wednesday vs. Toronto: LHP Matt Harrison (3-1, 3.38 ERA) vs. LHP Ricky Romero (3-0, 3.18 ERA), 11:37 p.m., ESPN Dallas 103.3/FSSW.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Adrian Beltre
BA HR RBI R
.324 18 73 77
OTHER LEADERS
HRA. Beltre 18
RBIA. Beltre 73
RA. Beltre 77
OPSA. Beltre .876
WC. Lewis 10
ERAC. Lewis 5.12
SOY. Darvish 182