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Darvish Helps Rangers Past White Sox

WGIL Newsroom . State Sports 117

White SoxSURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched into the fifth inning and J.P. Arencibia hit a grand slam, leading the Texas Rangers to a 14-8 spring win against the Chicago White Sox on Sunday.

Darvish, who will start the Rangers’ March 31 opener against Philadelphia, gave up two runs and four hits in 4 2-3 innings. He struck out three and walked three.

Arencibia hit the first pitch from Zach Putnam over the left-field fence with the bases loaded in the sixth.

Paul Konerko hit a three-run double in Chicago’s five-run seventh.

Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo, both key offseason additions by the Rangers, each doubled and scored a run.

Minor leaguers Brad Snyder and Ronald Guzman also homered for Texas.