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Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish.


In his first start of the season, Rangers starter Yu Darvish threw 8 2/3 perfect innings against the Astros in Houston in a 7-0 win for Texas. The 26-year-old Darvish struck out 14 batters in the game.

With his pitch count escalating, Darvish got designated hitter Jason Castro to ground out to the shortstop to start the ninth inning. Catcher Carlos Corporan followed with a ground out to second base. But on Darvish’s first pitch to shortstop Marwin Gonzalez — his 111th pitch of the evening — Gonzalez smacked a ground-ball base hit up the middle. Rangers manager Ron Washington pulled the pitcher after he allowed the first Astros’ hit of the night.

Rangers reliever Michael Kirkman allowed a hit to second baseman Jose Altuve, but struck out pinch-hitter J.D. Martinez to end the game and preserve the shutout.


He was already around 40 when he started law school at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, drawn in by his work with the mentally ill, classmate and one-time law partner Michael Burns said. Becoming a district attorney “was what he always wanted to do,” Burns said.

McClelland was killed over the weekend, shot to death along with his wife, Cynthia. Friends found the couple dead Saturday evening in their home in Forney, on the eastern outskirts of Dallas.

He was elected in 2010 to the post of district attorney in Kaufman County, where one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down outside the courthouse in January. Now his own slaying is at the heart of a Texas-size whodunit that has left local, state and federal investigators scrambling for answers.


Kaufman, Texas — Fears that a white supremacist gang or someone else is targeting Texas law enforcement officials spread Monday to Houston, where the chief prosecutor went under 24-hour protection in the wake of the weekend shooting death of his counterpart in a suburban Dallas county.

Kaufman County — where District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, died Saturday — and Harris County were among numerous Texas and federal jurisdictions that participated in a task force targeting the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas in 2012.

The investigation resulted in an indictment that a federal prosecutor called a “devastating blow” to an organization investigators say is known to use threats and violence against its enemies.

The McLellands were found shot to death in their house.


This photo from the Kaufman County, Texas web site shows District Attorney Mike McLelland.

This photo from the Kaufman County, Texas web site shows District Attorney Mike McLelland. / Kaufman County web site.

KAUFMAN, Texas A North Texas county district attorney and his wife were found dead in their home Saturday, two months after one of his assistant district attorneys was shot to death in a parking lot a block from his office.

Police, FBI agents and Kaufman County sheriff’s deputies were investigating the deaths of county District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, sheriff’s Lt. Justin Lewis said late Saturday. CBS Station KTVT Dallas reported that security is being increased involving all Kaufman County officials.

Lewis said he couldn’t discuss the investigation in further detail, including the nature of the couple’s deaths and whether authorities believe it is linked to the Jan. 31 fatal shooting of an assistant Kaufman County district attorney, Mark Hasse.

KTVT also reported that the McLellands have five children, including a son who is a Dallas police officer.