When Yu Darvish got the win against the Rakuten Eagles on Friday night, he not only recorded his 10th victory of the season, but he also recorded his 10th career victory against the Eagles. And that in turn gave Darvish 10 or more wins against all 5 teams in the Pacific League.
Became the third pitcher in franchise history to record 5 straight seasons of 10 or more victories. The other two: Masayuki Dobashi with 7 seasons between 1958 and 1964; and Yukihiro Nishizaki with 5 seasons between 1987 and 1991.
Recorded his 9th double-digit strikeout game this season, tying career highs he set in 2007 and 2008.