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Yu Darvish gave up six runs on 10 hits with no walks and eight strikeouts over six innings against the Astros n Wednesday.
Darvish has been somewhat underwhelming over the last month of the season, having now allowed four runs or more in four of his last five starts. The major reason for his recent struggles has been via the walk, as he has surrendered 12 walks over his last five games (30.0 IP) after allowing only 27 over his previous 12 starts. However, he is still sitting on a 8-5 record with a 2.97 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through the first half of the season, so there is still plenty to be happy about up to this point. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Royals released LHP Joe Paterson.
The 29-year old former Diamondbacks reliever signed a minor league deal with the Royals this year, received an invite to spring training but still failed to make the team. He struggled at Triple-A Omaha and posted a 5.68 ERA over 12 innings, so the Royals felt it was better to make room and develop other pitchers. Analysis: Howard Bender