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Yu Wins 3rd Straight As Rangers Top Jays 4-1

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143610021 Yu Wins 3rd Straight As Rangers Top Jays 4 1

TORONTO, CANADA - APRIL 30: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during MLB action at the Rogers Centre April 30, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

TORONTO (AP) – Yu Darvish won his third straight start, Mitch Moreland and Craig Gentry homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-1 Monday night.

Darvish (4-0) allowed his first home run but remained unbeaten in five major league starts. He gave up one run and four hits in seven innings, walked two and struck out nine.

In winning his past three starts, Darvish has allowed just two earned runs over 21 2-3 innings against Detroit, the New York Yankees and Toronto. His season ERA is 2.18.

Mike Adams worked the eighth and Joe Nathan finished for his sixth save in seven chances.

AL West-leading Texas won for the 17th time in April, matching the 1989 team for the second-most victories in the season’s opening month. The Rangers won a record 18 April games in 1998.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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