Meanwhile, last night Darvish got his 10th win as the Rangers beat Detroit 10-5. Dice-K pitched his best game so far (5 2/3 innings, 6 hits, 1 run, 5 K's) but got no decision as the Red Sox beat Toronto 5-1, and the night before Kuroda evened his record at 7-7 as the Yankees beat Cleveland 7-1. Over his last four starts Kuroda is 3-1 with a 1.93 ERA.
Yu Darvish is an All-Star in his first major league season.
The 25-year-old Texas Rangers pitcher from Japan earned the final spot on the American League squad thanks to the fans, who voted him in over four other players as part of the 2012 All-Star Game MLB.com Final Vote Sponsored by Firestone.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was picked to represent the National League in the online voting.
Darvish becomes the eighth Rangers player to make the All-Star roster this season, a club record. He beat out Jake Peavy of the Chicago White Sox, along with Baltimorefs Jason Hammel, Kansas Cityfs Jonathan Broxton and the Angelsf Ernesto Frieri.
Darvish leads all rookies with 10 wins and has a 3.59 ERA in 16 starts. He has 117 strikeouts, third-most in the AL. Hefs also third in walks with 53.
Norichika Aoki went 2-for-4 last night with a homerun, as the Brewers beat Houston 7-1. His current hitting streak is 13 games. During the streak he's batting .420 with 2 homeruns, 8 rbis, and 11 runs scored.
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