Yu Darvish was dominant in the series opener, perfect through 5 2/3 innings before giving up three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
Matt Harrison (15-8) will take the mound for Texas, looking to rebound from a disappointing performance in his last outing. On Wednesday against Tampa Bay, Harrison gave up seven runs and 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings, taking a loss. Harrison had given up just four hits in his two starts prior to that one, including pitching eight scoreless innings in an 8-0 win over the Twins.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT at Kauffman Stadium. It can be seen on Fox Sports Southwest.
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