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Darvish Dazzling vs. Yankees

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That's what it was all about. The $112 million cost, the billion dollars worth of hype, and all those frequent flyer scouting miles between here and Tokyo.

The Yu Darvish investment cashed big-time Tuesday night at the Ballpark, as the "Yuuuuuuuu" calls rained down repeatedly from a festive crowd of 47,085 while the Yankees were going down rather meekly.

In his fourth start for the Rangers, the U.S. pitching education for Darvish took a sudden grade upswing, like from maybe a C-plus to a solid A-plus.

Yu worked impressively into the ninth inning, then got a quick one-pitch save from Joe Nathan to seal a 2-0 victory, the first Rangers shutout win over the Yankees since 2000.

It was an evening when the infamous Arlington jet stream was howling ...

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