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ARLINGTON, Texas -- Catcher Robinson Chirinos' base hit scored Jeff Kouzmanoff with the winning run in the 12th inning of the Texas Rangers' 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Friday.

Chirinos' hit ended the longest scoreless game in the history of Globe Life Ballpark and made a winner out of Jason Frasor (1-0), the last of five pitchers used by the Rangers (5-5).

Brad Peacock (0-1) took the loss for Houston (4-7).

The Rangers had plenty of chances but cashed in on only one of 14 opportunities with runners in scoring position.

The Rangers loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth and no outs in the 10th but couldn't score.

Houston right-handed relief pitcher Brad Peacock walked the bases loaded -- one intentional -- in the 10th inning. The Astros, playing a five-man infield with Marwan Gonzalez brought in from left field, got a forceout at home for one out and Peacock struck out Robinson Chirinos before Leonys Martin's groundout ended the inning.

The Rangers' Yu Darvish and Houston's Scott Feldman earned no-decisions, though both were fantastic.

Darvish pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, striking out nine and walking one. Feldman was only slightly less effective, pitching seven innings and giving up no runs on two hits and four walks, including one that was intentional. He did hit two batters.

Both made scoring opportunities hard, to say the least.

Darvish took a perfect game into the sixth before third baseman Matt Dominguez led off with a single to center. He was left at second.

Including center fielder Dexter Fowler in the ninth against right-handed relief pitcher Joakim Soria, the Astros stranded only three runners.

Darvish has been no friend to the Astros.

The right-hander has struck out 72 in 51 innings and sniffed a perfect game and no-hitter a year ago in two starts.

Darvish's bid for a perfect game with two outs in the ninth in his first start of 2013 was spoiled by Marwan Gonzalez's single. In June, he pitched 7 1/3 innings of no-hit ball against Houston in August before settling for a combined one-hitter with Joe Nathan.

The Astros had only three hits out of the infield in the first five innings. Darvish struck out seven batters, including the side in the fourth.

Feldman proved almost as tough. Designated hitter Mitch Moreland's double in the second was one of only two hits in the game's first half, but Moreland and third baseman Kevin Kouzmanoff where left stranded at second and third.

Feldman allowed four base runners to reach, including walks to first baseman Prince Fielder and left fielder Shin-Soo Choo in the second and third. Center fielder Leonys Martin's fifth-inning infield single was the other.

NOTES: Friday's date marked the 20th anniversary of the opening of Globe Life Park in Arlington. Former President George W. Bush, then the managing general partner of the team, was in attendance to mark the occasion. ... Friday was the Astros' first regular-season game against the Rangers since former Texas CEO Nolan Ryan joined the Houston organization. Ryan sat with Bush next to the Rangers' dugout. ... The Rangers led the intrastate series rivalry 59-32 entering Friday's opener of the three-game series. Texas went 17-2 in 2013 against the Astros and had won 11 in a row.
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