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Darvish records career-best 15 Ks, loses no-hitter in eighth on HR

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Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish recorded 15 strikeouts against the Houston Astros on Monday afternoon in Houston, losing a no-hit bid in the eighth inning on Carlos Corporan's home run. The Rangers won 2-1.

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HOUSTON — With every swing and miss, this looked as if it might be the day Yu Darvish pitched a no-hitter against the overmatched Houston Astros.

And then with one out in the eighth inning, Carlos Corporan ended Darvish's latest bid with a home run.

Darvish once again neared perfection versus Houston, striking out a career-high 15 and permitting only one hit in eight innings as the Texas Rangers won 2-1 Monday for their season-high eighth straight victory.

"A win's a win," Darvish said through a translator. "I'm just glad I was a big part of this win ...

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