Darvish struggles but wins Rangers debut

Japanese pitching star Yu Darvish allowed five runs in his first two innings in his major league debut, but he settled down and the Rangers provided plenty of run support for an 11-5 victory over the Mariners on April 9.

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 09: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws against the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 9, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 09: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers is called out at home against Miguel Olivo #30 of the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 9, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 09: Josh Hamilton #32 of the Texas Rangers argues an out call with Paul Nauert during play against the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 9, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 09: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers reacts after giving up a walk against Munenori Kawasaki #61 of the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 9, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners v Texas Rangers

ARLINGTON, TX - APRIL 09: Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers celebrates a three run home run against the Seattle Mariners at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on April 9, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)