MLB: Texas 3, New York Yankees 0

July 22, 2013 at 10:07 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas, July 22 (UPI) -- Yu Darvish and three relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Monday and the Texas Rangers whitewashed the New York Yankees 3-0.

Darvish (9-4), who came off the disabled list with an upper back strain before the contest, showed few effects from the two-week layoff, limiting the Yankees to just two hits over 6 1/3 innings.

The right-hander walked two and struck out four, staking the Rangers to a victory in the opener of a four-game series.

Robbie Ross and Tanner Scheppers combined for 1 2/3 frames of scoreless relief and Joe Nathan wrapped up the victory with his 31st save for Texas, which came into the contest trailing American League West-leading Oakland by three games.

Nelson Cruz socked a solo homer while Adrian Beltre and Geovany Soto each added an RBI for the Rangers.

Ivan Nova (4-3) was tagged with the loss, surrendering three runs on seven hits over seven full frames.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback