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Yu Darvish thanks Rangers fans with full-page newspaper ad

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Yu Darvish is no longer a Ranger as he was traded to the Dodgers ahead of Monday’s 4 PM ET non-waiver trade deadline. The Rangers received prospects Willie Calhoun, A.J. Alexy, and Brendon Davis for the right-hander.

Darvish, soon 31 years old, signed a six-year, $56 million contract with the Rangers in January 2012. Over parts of five seasons, he won 52 games with a 3.42 ERA as well as 960 strikeouts and 294 walks over 782 2/3 innings. He had one good start in the playoffs (the 2012 AL Wild Card game against the Orioles) and one bad start (Game 2 of the 2016 ALDS against the Blue Jays).

Darvish thanked Rangers fans for supporting him in his tenure in Texas with a full-page ad in the Dallas Morning News. He wrote:

Thank you very much for the past 5.5 years since 2012.

Coming from Japan, I could not have adjusted to the new environment if it weren’t for all the courteous fans, teammates, team staff and all affiliates who supported me. It is my biggest regret that I gave up 10 runs in my last outing as a Ranger.

There were a small number of voices that said, “Darvish only cares about strikeouts.” Although I may have had strikeouts in my mind, fans, team, teammates and team staff were always my top priority.

Thank you very much for everything!

Please take care!

Yu Darvish

Darvish is set to make his Dodgers debut on Friday against the Mets at Citi Field.

Video: Giancarlo Stanton robs Brian Goodwin of a home run to end the game

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The Marlins shut out the Nationals 7-0 on Wednesday evening, thanks in part to outfielder Giancarlo Stanton robbing Brian Goodwin of a home run to end the game. Adrian Sanchez had singled with two outs to bring up Goodwin. On a 1-2 count, Goodwin lifted an 82 MPH change-up out to right field. Stanton tracked the ball, timed his leap, and caught the ball before it could land beyond the fence.

At the plate, Stanton went 1-for-5 with an RBI double. He’s now hitting .272/.367/.586 with 33 home runs, 74 RBI, and 76 runs scored on the season.

Video: Dellin Betances throws an immaculate inning

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After a lengthy rain delay, Yankees reliever Dellin Betances threw an immaculate eighth inning against the Tigers on Wednesday evening. The right-hander struck out Jim Adduci, Justin Upton, and Miguel Cabrera on nine pitches, all strikes.

This is the sixth immaculate inning of the season. Others to have accomplished the feat this year are Drew Storen, Craig Kimbrel, Max Scherzer, Kenley Jansen, and Carlos Carrasco. The last Yankee to throw an immaculate inning was Brandon McCarthy on September 17, 2014 against the Rays. The Tigers were victims of the most recent immaculate inning entering Wednesday, as the Indians’ Carlos Carrasco did it last month on July 7.

Despite Betances’ performance, the Yankees lost 2-0 to the Tigers. After Wednesday’s performance, Betances is carrying a 2.48 ERA with a 72/32 K/BB ratio in 40 innings.