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4/3/2013 3:35 P.M. ET

Broadcaster Ashby apologizes for Darvish remark

HOUSTON -- Astros broadcaster Alan Ashby issued an apology Wednesday for what he had intended to be a lighthearted remark in the excitement of Tuesday night's near-perfect game by Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish in Houston.

"I'd like to apologize if my comments last night were misinterpreted or construed as insensitive. I have the highest respect for Yu Darvish; he's a great player and his performance last night was outstanding. He showed a great deal of poise in the face of a difficult moment last night, which speaks to the strength of his character."

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