Yu Darvish returns to the Minute Maid Park mound tonight for the first time since his near perfect game against the Astros on April 2.
Manager Ron Washington said he didn't bring up the subject with Darvish, and said the game is in the past. Still, it was an impressive way for Darvish to begin the season as he retired the first 26 batters before giving up a two-out single in the ninth to Marwin Gonzalez.
Texas -- 1. Ian Kinsler, 2b; 2. Elvis Andrus, ss; 3. Lance Berkman, dh; 4. Adrian Beltre, 3b; 5. Nelson Cruz, rf; 6. Mitch Moreland, 1b; 7. Jeff Baker, lf; 8. Geovany Soto, c; 9. Craig Gentry, cf.
RHP Yu Darvish (5-1, 2.56 ERA)
Houston -- 1. Robbie Grossman, cf; 2. Jimmy Paredes, rf; 3. Jose Altuve, 2b; 4. Jason Castro, c; 5. Carlos Corporan, dh; 6. Carlos Pena, 1b; 7. Trevor Crowe, lf; 8. Matt Dominguez, 3b; 9. Marwin Gonzalez, ss.
LHP Erik Bedard (0-2, 7.36 ERA)