Darvish will start first playoff game
Manager Ron Washington said Yu Darvish will start the first playoff game for the Rangers, whether it’s the wild card or the division series. Obviously no surprise at this point. Darvish is throwing a bullpen today. He and Matt Harrison are the only two pitchers not available.
This is the third time since 1969 that a division title will be decided on the final day of the regular season. The others were the Brewers over the Orioles in 1982 and the Padres over the Dodgers in 1996. That doesn’t count one-game playoffs.