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Starting pitcher Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the San Diego Padres during the spring training game at Peoria Stadium on March 7, 2012 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

PEORIA, AZ (AP) – Yu Darvish struck out three in two scoreless innings and made a run-saving play in his spring training debut during the Texas Rangers’ 6-2 win over a split squad of San Diego Padres on Wednesday.

The Rangers spent more than $107 million this winter to land the 6-foot-5 right-hander with the shaggy, orange-tinted hair and a dark goatee who was a dominant pitcher for seven years in Japan. Darvish’s stated goal is to become the world’s best pitcher.

Pitching exclusively out of the stretch, Darvish threw 36 pitches, 26 for strikes. He allowed two hits, both doubles.

He struck out his first batter, Cameron Maybin, looking, and his last, John Baker, swinging. He also made two nice defensive plays, one of which prevented a run in the second inning.

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