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Rangers 4, Red Sox 3

ARLINGTON, Texas — Rangers ace Yu Darvish pumped his fist coming off the mound after the last of his 127 pitches, ending the seventh inning with his 14th strikeout against Boston.

"Unbelievable," infielder Adrian Beltre said. "He was incredible. He's been doing it all year."

Darvish matched his career high for strikeouts before leaving a tie game, and Beltre had an RBI single with two outs in the ninth as the Rangers won 4-3 Sunday, completing a three-game sweep and matching the Sox for the best record in the majors (20-11).

Beltre lined a hit to right-center off Clayton Mortensen. That sent home Elvis Andrus, who had reached on a two-out bloop single and moved up on a wild pitch before the Sox walked Lance Berkman.

Darvish gave up homers to David Ortiz (hit streak at 25 games) and David Ross in the first two innings.

"I told myself I was only a couple of runs behind. I was trying to stay focused and not dwell on what had happened," Darvish said through his translator.

Rangers 4

Red Sox 3

Rangers 4, Red Sox 3 05/05/13 [Last modified: Sunday, May 5, 2013 11:08pm]
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