Yu Darvish’s scoreless-inning streak stopped at 46

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Yu Darvish, who tied a Pacific League record with his third straight shutout last week, gave up two runs in a complete-game loss Wednesday as the Hanshin Tigers edged the Nippon-Ham Fighters 2-1.

Darvish’s scoreless streak was up to 46 innings when he gave up a run in the third inning today.  He later gave up one more in the seventh. Only one of the two runs was earned.

The 24-year-old Darvish was undone by former major leaguer Matt Murton, who went 2-for-4 and drove in one of the two runs.  Ex-Marlin Randy Messenger started for Hanshin and allowed one run in six innings in a no-decision.

Darvish ended up striking out 10 in the game.  His scoreless streak was the second longest in Pacific League history behind Tadashi Sugiura’s 54 2/3-inning streak in 1959.

Darvish is now 8-2 with a 1.39 ERA and 93 strikeouts in 84 innings this season.