ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list to start the second game of the team's weekend series at the Chicago Cubs.

Darvish made just three starts this season, going 2-0 with a 2.87 ERA before going on the disabled list June 9 with shoulder discomfort. He missed all of last season following Tommy John surgery.

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  • The TV ratings continue to dwindle for the Major League All-Star game. For the second straight year, the mid-summer classic has drawn a record low rating. The American League's 4-2 win over the National League in San Diego got a 5.4 rating on Fox. That's down from the previous low of 6.6 for last year's game in Cincinnati.
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