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Geovany Soto ended Justin Verlander’s night with a three-run homer that capped a seven-run third, and Yu Darvish lasted eight innings as an anticipated pitching duel fizzled in the Rangers’ 10-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night in Arlington, Texas.
Soto’s drive just over the wall in left field came after Verlander walked in two runs — he had three previous bases-loaded walks in his career.
Darvish (7-1) won his fifth straight decision despite allowing two home runs for the third start in a row.
Verlander (4-4) gave up six hits with two walks and three strikeouts in 2⅔ innings, his shortest outing since going two innings in a 14-6 loss to the New York Mets on June 22, 2010.