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The day after Yu Darvish's latest flirtation with a no-hitter

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Its the day after another Yu Darvish masterpiece, and the Rangers are in 2nd place in the American League, 2 games out in the A.L. West.

Evan Grant's game story is about the awesomeness of Yu Darvish.

Anthony Andro's game story talks about the near no-hitter, with Yu Darvish saying it wasn't the best game that he's thrown.

T.R. Sullivan's game story focuses on Darvish and the controversial error call on Alex Rios.

Jeff Wilson's game story is also about Darvish's brush with a no-hitter and the error on Rios.

Randy Jennings has a Rapid Reaction at the ESPN Dallas blog. has a chart of yesterday's game that includes details of every pitch thrown by Darvish last night.

Grant has a blog post with a bunch of quotes from folks on Darvish and his almost no-no.

Drew Davison has notes and quotes on Darvish's near no hitter.

Richard Justice writes about the greatness of Yu Darvish, while also talking about the large, faithful fan base the Rangers have built.

Kevin Sherrington also has a column on Yu Darvish being awesome.

Jennings writes that Darvish stayed positive while talking about his game last night.

Jesse Sanchez writes about the official scorer's decision to call the David Ortiz fly ball an error, rather than a hit, with the Elias Sports Bureau endorsing the error call.

Wilson has a story on the Rios error call, with quotes from the official scorer, and Wilson notes that the rules support that ruling.

Keith Whitmire has a story on the controversial error call, with David Ortiz saying "it comes down to the rules of the game," although he says it should be a hit, when the rules say it should be an error.

Fox Sports Southwest also has a piece focusing on A.J. Pierzynski's thoughts on Darvish, with A.J. saying Darvish is finally doing what A.J. told him to do last year.

Sullivan also writes on Pierzynski's thoughts on Darvish, from the perspective of almost catching a no-hitter with him last year, then almost being no-hit by him this year.

Prince Fielder is facing a defensive shift much more often in 2014 than he was in 2013.

With Mother's Day being tomorrow, Sullivan has a story on Robinson Chirinos's mother.

Grant writes about the Joe Saunders situation, with the Rangers wanting to use him out of the pen once he's healthy, and Saunders being adamant he wants to start.

The S-T's notes talk about Elvis Andrus, Joe Saunders and Nick Martinez.

Sullivan's notes talk about Nick Martinez, Joe Saunders (who is adamant he doesn't want to pitch out of the bullpen), and Elvis Andrus hitting 2nd.