• Yu Darvish struck out 10 in seven innings on Friday and now has 10-plus strikeouts in 10 of his 33 Major League starts. Only three pitchers had 10 double-digit strikeout games in fewer starts at the beginning of their career than Darvish: Hideo Nomo, Dwight Gooden and Bob Feller. Darvish is already fifth for most 10-plus strikeout games in club history. Nolan Ryan leads with 34, Bobby Witt is second with 24 followed by Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins with 10 each.
• Pitcher Joakim Soria, who is in extended spring training, is sidelined with a strained chest muscle. He has been throwing live batting practice while he finishes his recovery from Tommy John elbow reconstruction surgery.
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