The arms: RHP Yu Darvish pitched the first shutout and the first complete game of his career on 116 pitches. ... Darvish lowered his ERA for the season to 2.11, third in the AL behind Masahiro Tanaka (who entered Wednesday at 2.02) an d Mark Buehrle (2.04). ... Darvish’s 10 strikeouts gave him 24 for his career, tied with Bobby Witt for the second most in club history. The key inning for Darvish was the third in which he needed just four pitches to bull through the RHP Yu Darvish needed just four pitches to work through the third inning. ... The Rangers have scored at least five runs when Darvish was on the mound 23 times in his career. They are 23-0 in those games.

The bats: OF Shin-Soo Choo scored on a wild pitch. It was the fifth straight game for the Rangers to score on a wild pitch and the 12th time this year they had done so. ... After a leadoff double by Adrian Beltre to start the second, Alex Rios, Brad Snyder and Leonys Martin failed to get him home. ... Martin struck out twice giving him six strikeouts in 11 at-bats since returning from a day off. ... LF Michael Choice is failing his leadoff audition. He was 0-for-4 and is now 7-for-51 (.137) with seven walks in the leadoff spot.