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Baseball: No decision for Darvish as Rangers fall in 18

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Rajai Davis singled in the winning run in the 18th inning Saturday to give Toronto a 4-3 Major League Baseball victory over the Texas Rangers, who rallied after Japanese ace Yu Darvish struggled.

Davis entered in the eighth inning and finally ended the marathon American League outing with a bouncing ground ball down the third-base line that allowed Emilio Bonifacio to score from third base with the deciding run.

Texas starter Darvish, who had a five-game win streak from April 19 through May 16, has not factored in a decision for three starts in a row.

On Saturday, the Japanese ace allowed three runs on five hits over seven innings, striking out seven batters while walking three and throwing 73 of his 111 pitches for strikes.

The right-hander surrendered three runs in the third inning on a two-run triple and a throwing error but the Rangers fought back with a run in the seventh and two in the ninth to send the game into extra innings.

At 18 innings, the length of two regulation games, it was the longest contest in the history of either club.

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