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Soto gets fourth start with Darvish

Soto gets fourth start with Darvish

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Soto gets fourth start with Darvish

ARLINGTON -- Geovany Soto was in the starting lineup on Tuesday at catcher with A.J. Pierzynski being used at designated hitter. It was the fourth straight time Soto has been behind the plate with Darvish on the mound.

"They work well together," Washington said. "If anybody doesn't think they work together, the other night in Tampa Bay proved it. It's another opportunity for Soto to catch."

Darvish was able to get through five innings and allow just two runs despite walking six and giving up five hits. He has a 1.89 ERA in his last three games. But Washington still doesn't want Soto being designated as Darvish's personal catcher.

"This is an opportunity for Soto to get a game," Washington said. "Anything else I say leads down a path I don't want to go. Darvish's first [nine games] he was 7-1. Who had him as catcher? A.J."

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, and follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger. Master Tesfatsion is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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