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Darvish wins 1st start since 2014 as Rangers top Pirates 5-2

Yu Darvish hit 98 mph in the first inning of his first start in the majors in almost 22 months.

Texas catcher Bobby Wilson is just glad he wasn't running to the backstop after that pitch, and a few others early in the Rangers' 5-2 interleague victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the Japanese right-hander's return from last year's Tommy John surgery Saturday night.

"In warmups, he didn't really let it go. And then warmups in the first inning, he didn't really let it go," Wilson said. "Then the first couple of hitters, he started letting it go and that ball jumped on me quick. The sinkers that he threw, there was a couple I'm just happy I got a glove on...

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