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Wash confident A's will see different Darvish

Wash confident A's will see different Darvish

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Wash confident A's will see different Darvish
ARLINGTON -- Before Rangers teammate Matt Harrison and the Rays' David Price picked up their 11th wins on Friday, Yu Darvish was tied for the AL wins lead. He'll have a chance to knot things back up Sunday against the Athletics, the last team to beat him. Darvish allowed six runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings while issuing a season-high walks in the 7-1 defeat.

"They can be damn sure it's not going to be the Darvish they saw in Oakland," manager Ron Washington said. "It's not going to be that Darvish. I don't know what the results are going to be but they won't see that Darvish."

Darvish, who beat the A's May 16, has won his three starts since falling to them earlier this month. He is 3-0 with a 3.13 ERA with 24 strikeouts and six walks during that stretch.

"The key to him is being able to put his fastball in the strike zone where he wants it," Washington said. "If he does that, the rest of it will fall into place. He's getting smarter. He's learning."

Despite being third in the American League in wins and fourth with 106 strikeouts, Darvish said Friday that he didn't believe he deserves to be an All-Star.

"He's a very humble guy," Washington said. "He doesn't want to feel like he's patting himself on the back."

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