Darvish surrenders 1 run to Indians, but Rangers can't score

Rangers vs. Indians

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Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish checks first during the fourth inning against the Indians at Progressive Field on July 27, 2013 in Cleveland. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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by AMANDA COBRA

WFAA Sports

Posted on July 27, 2013 at 8:58 PM

Updated Saturday, Jul 27 at 9:22 PM

Cleveland's Michael Bourn has become a thorn in the Rangers' side in their series against the Indians as they edged Texas 1-0.

After hitting a walk-off home run in the 11th inning to lift the Indians over the Rangers on Friday night, he started Saturday night's game with another homer to right field in the first inning.

Yu Darvish provided the Rangers with an 11-strikeout performance, but the lack of hitting has once again come back to haunt Texas.

The top of the fifth inning offered a glimmer of hope as Ian Kinsler was hit by a pitch and Engel Beltre followed him with a single to right, loading the bases.

But the Rangers could not capitalize on the momentum as Nelson Cruz grounded out to end the inning, leaving the Rangers scoreless.

Darvish's night was over by the start of the seventh inning, bringing Neal Cotts to the mound. But lifeless Rangers batting couldn't get runners on base and led to another loss for Texas.

That widens the West Division gap between Texas and Oakland, who beat the Angels on Saturday.

The Rangers will finish their series with the Indians on Sunday, and then start a three-game home stretch against the Angels on Monday.

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