C.J. Wilson versus Yu Darvish

AL West aces match up in series opener between Angels and Rangers

Updated: May 11, 2012, 8:46 PM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Three months into his great American adventure, Yu Darvish is showing signs of being everything the Texas Rangers wished for when they spent $111 million to sign him out of Japan. He's an athletic pitcher with a hard-core competitive streak and a popular teammate who disdains the trappings of stardom and just wants to be one of the fellas.

Darvish also has some serious cross-cultural outreach appeal as a gate attraction. The Rangers played before a moderate 18,171 fans during Darvish's ...

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