Yu Darvish injury: Rangers RHP leaves game with cramp in right leg

Ronald Martinez

The Rangers lost their ace after seven innings on Monday, but it doesn't look like he'll be out for long.

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish left after the seventh inning of the team's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday after experiencing some cramping in his right leg, according to Fox Sports Southwest's Anthony Andro.

For more on Darvish and the Rangers, head over to Lone Star Ball.

Losing Darvish for any extended period of time would be a huge blow to the Rangers' postseason hopes, but it appears he'll make his next scheduled start, per Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Darvish held the Pirates to one run on four hits in seven innings, but trailed by a run upon his exit. He struck out six and leads the American League in punchouts with 246 to go along with a 2.84 ERA.

Texas, which trailed the Oakland Athletics by a game and a half entering Monday, has received solid starting pitching from the likes of Derek Holland, Martin Perez, Alexi Ogando and others, but none of those pitchers have produced quite like Darvish, who also leads the AL in strikeouts per nine innings and has allowed the fewest hits per nine in the league.

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