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June 19, 2013

Rangers starters still winless in June

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ARLINGTON, Texas —

Darvish’s last win was a 10-4 victory over Detroit and Justin Verlander on May 16. The six-game stretch without a victory matches Darvish’s longest such streak during his seven seasons in Japan before coming to the major leagues last year.

The only 1-2-3 inning for Darvish was the sixth, his last. He allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits. There were also two walks, a balk and that wild pitch.

“I didn’t feel that I pitched badly but I think I gave up runs too easily,” said Darvish, who is 1-4 in five career starts against Oakland.

NOTES: Oakland is 25-11 since May 11, best record in the majors during that stretch. ... Jaso has reached in 17 consecutive games, a career high. ... It was Darvish’s 14th career 10-strikeout game. ... Rangers SS Elvis Andrus, hitting .167 his last 25 games, was given a day off.

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