Two consecutive wins over Houston in AL away games,
and a win over Philadelphia in Game 1 in the NL.
The Texas Rangers of the American Major League Baseball (MLB) have won two consecutive games in the 2023 American League Championship Series (ALCS, 4 wins out of 7), leaving them just two steps away from advancing to the World Series for the first time in 12 years.
Texas defeated the Houston Astros, who trailed with three home runs, 5-4 thanks to four runs in the top of the first inning in the second game of the ALCS away game held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on the 17th (Korean time). Texas, which won the first two games in an enemy field, returns to its home stadium, Globe Life Field, and plays the third game on the 19th. With just two more wins, Texas will enter the World Series for the third time in the team’s history, 12 years after finishing runner-up twice in a row in 2010 and 2011, and attempt to win its first ever championship.
The game was decided in the top of the first inning. Texas produced a big inning by concentrating 5 hits, more than half of the 8 hits produced that day, along with the opponent’s errors. As Houston chased after Jordan Alvarez’s solo home run in the bottom of the second inning, Texas responded with a one-run home run by Jonah Haim in the top of the third to maintain the gap. Houston, who lacked cohesion, made up for one run each with Alex Bregman’s solo shot in the bottom of the 4th inning and Michael Brantley’s double in the bottom of the 6th inning, and then with 2 outs in the bottom of the 8th inning, Alvarez hit a 1-run home run to trail the team at 4-5, but that was not enough. It was.먹튀검증
Jose Leclerc, who took the mound as Texas’ third pitcher, put himself in trouble by walking twice in a row, but after grounding out Chas McCormick to end the inning, he secured the victory with a three-way error in the 9th inning. Texas starter Nathan Evaldi did his part with 9 strikeouts and 3 runs in 6 innings, but Houston’s Framber Valdez performed poorly, allowing 7 hits and 5 runs in 2 2/3 innings.
Meanwhile, in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series (NLCS), the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 with three home runs, including solo shots by Bryce Harper and Nick Castellanos. Arizona went on a five-game winning streak in the postseason but lost in six games.