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Not a Misprint, Yu Darvish Hits a Home Run

The Rangers ace hit a home run in Cincinnati and made franchise history in the process.



    Not a Misprint, Yu Darvish Hits a Home Run
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    ARLINGTON, TX - JUNE 03: Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Globe Life Park in Arlington on June 3, 2016 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rick Yeatts/Getty Images)

    Yu Darvish is used to making Texas Rangers franchise history due to his incredible arm strength and skill-set.

    However, this time he's in the record books for one swing of the bat.

    In the team's final inter-league game of the season, Darvish stepped to the plate in Cincinnati and smashed a fifth inning home run to opposite field.

    He's the second Texas pitcher to hit a home run, and the first to do it since Bobby Witt in 1997.

    Darvish's smash was not of the lucky, cheap variety. His home run ball traveled 410-feet to the opposite field. At the time, it snapped a 3-all tie and gave the Rangers a lead.

    The Rangers ace gave up a pair of runs following his homer, which allowed Cincinnati to eventually tie the game up. Darvish didn't get the win, but his team did 6-5.