The Japanese arm pitched his first career Opening Day against the Tribe, firing 6.1 innings of four-run ball.
"He was very good", said Mills.
After taking four straight throws out of the strike zone for a walk following a first-pitch strike, third baseman Jose Ramirez stole second base on a 2-2 pitch from Rangers starter Tyson Ross with right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall at the plate. "He did a really good job against a good hitting club". Elvis Andrus hit two home runs, Adrian Beltre and Joey Gallo each added another, and Texas had a 9-2 lead after the top of the fourth inning.
The past two nights have landed on opposite ends of the baseball spectrum. "I just flat-out got beat".
Rangers: RHP Yu Darvish pitched seven shutout innings in his last start, giving up two hits, striking 10 and walking none at Yankee Stadium, but exited as a precaution with tightness in his triceps. That run came in the second inning.
While the result did not back up the predicted result, the thought in throwing the pitch was well-founded in that either Beltre would watch the pitch and fall behind 0-1, or would struggle to do anything with it. Young, who had told former teammates this spring that he had a brain tumor, was 51.
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Texas tied it in the fifth inning.
"It's an unbelievable thing that happened, being able to turn it into something special to raise money for kids", he said. On Tuesday, the Rangers scored the deciding run in the ninth inning to eke out a 2-1 win. He now has six strikeouts in his last three games.
Indians manager Terry Francona has left Cleveland's game against the Texas Rangers because he isn't feeling well. The Indians said doctors "have ruled out any major health issues". An update on Francona's condition is expected on Tuesday.
After not factoring into the decision in any of his first three starts, Hamels picked up wins against the Royals and Twins before being placed on the disabled list. Relief pitcher Shawn Armstrong was recalled from Triple-A about 24 hours after being optioned to make room for Michael Brantley and Brandon Guyer.
Giants 9, Rockies 2: Buster Posey hit an RBI double in the first and a sacrifice fly two innings later, Jeff Samardzija struck out five pitching into the seventh and San Francisco snapped a five-game losing streak by beating Colorado in San Francisco.
The latter half of the four-game series begins on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. from Progressive Field.