MLB Picks: World Series Game #4

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In a thrilling MLB World Series matchup, the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks prepare for an exciting game four, set to take place in Arizona on Halloween. 

The Rangers, with their outstanding performance, have already etched their name in the annals of MLB history by staying undefeated as visitors with their ninth consecutive road victory this postseason in game three against the Diamondbacks. The stakes are high, as the Rangers aim to extend their lead to 3-1 this Tuesday night. While the starting pitchers remain undisclosed by both teams, fans can eagerly await the opening pitch at 8:03 PM EST.



Spread: Rangers -1.5 (+145), Diamondbacks +1.5 (-170) 

Moneyline: Rangers -110, Diamondbacks -110

Total: O 9 (-120), U 9 (+100) 


Rangers Took the Lead

Proving their mettle yet again on foreign turf, the Texas Rangers clinched a significant 3-1 victory in the best-of-seven series, making them unbeaten in the current playoffs with a 9-0 record. This victory was achieved despite a setback when their starter, Max Scherzer, had to exit the game after three innings due to an unforeseen injury. Yet, the team’s spirit remained unbroken. They countered a Diamondbacks’ offensive in the second inning and then swiftly scored their required runs courtesy of an RBI single by Marcus Semien and a subsequent two-run homer by Corey Seager. Post-Scherzer’s exit, Jon Gray adeptly managed three scoreless innings, eventually paving the way for Jose Leclerc, who flawlessly closed the game in the ninth.

Speculation suggests that the Rangers, guided by Bruce Bochy, might shuffle their starting pitchers. Dane Dunning and Andrew Heaney are among the top considerations for the opening, with Dunning being the more favorable choice. Despite some postseason challenges, Dunning has demonstrated his worth during the regular season. Bochy might also play Cody Bradford, known for his starting capability, for a few initial innings.


Arizona Looking to Defend Their Turf

The Diamondbacks, though trailing in the series, have been up to the task. They faced a challenging game three, with key player Christian Walker making a costly error that potentially shifted the game’s momentum. Nonetheless, Brandon Pfaadt delivered a commendable performance, allowing three runs during his 5.1 innings, just shy of a quality start. Ketel Marte, with a single in the sixth, has successfully kept his MLB postseason record hit streak alive, currently at 19 games.

For game four, the Diamondbacks’ strategy remains under wraps. However, based on past performances, manager Tony Lovullo may deploy a bullpen-focused game, considering his past strategy against the Phillies in the NLCS. The valuable innings from Pfaadt in game three ensure that Lovullo has a full range of relief options available for the upcoming match.



The World Series has been full of strategy. Both teams have showcased their grit, with the Diamondbacks mastering bullpen games, while the Rangers have demonstrated their prowess on the road. The challenge for Rangers’ Bochy lies in deciding which pitcher to field and determining the utilization of key relievers. Given the Diamondbacks’ consistent performance in bullpen games and the Rangers’ uncertain strategy, the Diamondbacks seem poised for success in game four.

Take Arizona Diamondbacks for the win. Consider backing the Diamondbacks to cover the spread on BUSR’s MLB Odds.