ARLINGTON -- Yu Darvish struck out seven and allowed one run through five innings in his first start back from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery, and Adrian Beltre passed the 1,500-RBI mark, as the Rangers beat the Pirates, 5-2, Saturday night at Globe Life Park.
"I was very calm. ... I felt fine," Darvish said. "I saw that my fastball was going very well. They weren't on time with my fastball, and it made my other pitches better."
Ryan Posner is a reporter for MLB.com based in Texas and covered the Rangers on Saturday.
Dave Sessions is a contributor to MLB.com based in Ft. Worth and covered the Pirates on Saturday.
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