ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Rangers and Seattle finish a three-game series with right-hander Yu Darvish facing Mariners right-hander Erasmo Ramirez at 2:05 p.m. Sunday on Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM and 1540-AM.
Darvish (12-5, 2.64): Darvish took a no-hitter into the eighth inning of his start Monday at Houston ... He allowed a one-out home run to Astros catcher Carlos Corporan, ending the bid ... Darvish had a career-high 15 strikeouts and walked only one, ending his perfect game bid in the sixth inning ... He threw 115 pitches in eight innings, just above his season average of 109.7 ... Darvish is 4-1 with a 1.31 ERA in his past five starts ... Darvish has 207 strikeouts to lead all of major league baseball ... He is 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA in two starts against the Mariners this season ... Darvish is 2-2 with a 6.65 ERA in four career starts against Seattle.
Ramirez (4-0, 7.06): Ramirez makes his sixth start of the season ... He has earned a win in each of his past four, including Tuesday at Tampa Bay ... Ramirez allowed four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts ... He allowed at least three earned runs in all five of his starts ... Ramirez has given up the home run this season as opponents have belted seven in 29 1/3 innings ... Opponents are batting .294 against him ... Ramirez is 5-3 with a 4.58 for his career that has covered two seasons ... He has allowed two earned runs in 4 1/3 innings in two relief appearances against the Rangers.
Hitters: The current Rangers have three hits in 14 at-bats against Ramirez. Kyle Seager has six hits and seven RBIs in 16 at-bats against Darvish.