MLB News: The Texas Rangers Are Going to the World Series
The Texas Rangers‘ late-September journey could have been the end of their MLB season. But in a plot twist, it set the stage for a team that might make history.
After clinching two victories in Anaheim, they fell in three out of four games in Seattle, leading to the Houston Astros snatching the AL West title from them. The stakes were even higher as they jetted across the country for a Wild Card face-off with the Rays. But, the Rangers outdid expectations, taking down the Rays and sweeping the Orioles. Their momentum was interrupted in the ALCS against the Astros, suffering three consecutive losses at home. Yet, their fighting spirit shone brightly in a crucial Game 7 at Minute Maid Park. The result? A dominating 11-4 victory and their third World Series berth that defied all MLB Lines.
Adolis García’s and his supporting path to the World Series
However, the Astros weren’t down without a fight. Jose Altuve’s double followed by José Abreu’s RBI single got the Houston crowd ignited. Scherzer found himself in a tight spot but managed a double play, ending the inning.
García’s magic wasn’t done. In the third inning, after facing a chorus of boos and an unsettling pitch, he hit another home run, marking his fourth consecutive game with a homer.
Alex Bregman’s response for the Astros? A towering home run in the bottom of the third brought the score to 4-2. When Scherzer was pulled in the third inning, Jordan Montgomery stepped up, holding the Astros without a run for over two innings.
The Rangers with a solid step toward the World Series
Manager Bruce Bochy, already boasting three World Series titles, displayed his Game 7 expertise. Remarkably, this is his sixth winner-take-all postseason game win and the second time he’s witnessed a best-of-seven series where the road team emerged victorious in every game.
García wasn’t finished either. In the eighth, he sent another ball into Houston’s stands, setting a pre-World Series record of 20 RBIs for a player. As he celebrated, he playfully beckoned the remaining boos.
For bettors eyeing the next phase, the Rangers have showcased that their roster is to be considered in MLB Odds.