HOUSTON – It was an all Texas showdown for the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and last night’s Game 7 ended what was a rollercoaster of a series. The road team won each game and it was the Texas Rangers who are taking the AL Pennant back to Arlington for the first time since 2011.
The Houston Astros, winners of last year’s World Series, will end their season disappointed to not have an opportunity to repeat their championship but the organization has now turned in seven straight ALCS appearances. No other team in the history of MLB has ever achieved that.
The Texas Rangers were ahead from the top of the first inning and never looked back. Corey Seager got the game started with a first-inning 440ft home run into the second deck at Minute Maid Park and sparked what would be an 11-4 rout of the Astros. Adolis García was named ALCS MVP and his performance in game 7 was nothing short of remarkable as he turned in a 4 for 5 outing with 5 RBIs and 2 Home Runs, continuing his rain of terror since being hit by a pitch and ejected in Game 5.
Another profound story is Manager Bruce Bochy who came out of retirement in 2023 to lead the Rangers and proved himself all season long to be the same great manager he once was for the San Francisco Giants which earned him 3 World Series titles. He’s now headed back to baseball’s biggest stage and going for his 4th ring.
The Texas Rangers will look to face the winner of the Arizona Diamondbacks who forced a game 7 or the Philadelphia Phillies. Game 7 of the NLCS is tonight and will be aired on TBS with the first pitch scheduled for 8:07 EST. Probable pitchers for tonight’s game are Brandon Pfaadt for the Dbacks and Ranger Suarez for the Phillies. Should be another entertaining game to see who’s the second team to punch their ticket and coordinate travel plans down to Arlington.
The World Series begins Friday, October 27th, at Globe Life Field as the Rangers host game 1 and look to win their first-ever World Series title.
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