On this particular Sunday of August, the Texas Rangers had reason to believe that what was once lost with their pitching star from the East and their prodigious slugger has been found.

Yu Darvish allowed three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings and a more patient Josh Hamilton is swinging the bat more like his former self, evident in a hitting streak he extended to 10 games. Hamilton went 2 for 3 with a walk and a two-run home run in the Rangers' 8-3 victory over Detroit at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.