The Texas Rangers have pushed the American League Championship Series (ALCS) to a best-of-seven series.
Texas defeated the Houston Astros 9-2 on the road in Game 6 of the ALCS at Minute Maid Park on Sunday (April 23). After dropping Games 3 through 5, Texas bounced back with the win. With the series now tied at 3-3, the two teams will meet for the final time on April 24 at the same venue in a best-of-seven series to advance to the World Series.
Texas got off to a shaky start. Starter Nathan Eovaldi gave up a leadoff single to Jordan Alvarez with runners on first and second in the first inning. He followed that up with a leadoff single to Jose Altuve and a walk to Michael Brantley. Luckily, Ibaldi was able to get Jose Abreu to fly out to shortstop and Kyle Tucker to ground out to end the threat. 굿모닝토토 주소
Once settled in, Ivaldi pitched 6.1 innings on 88 pitches, allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts. He minimized the damage in the bottom of the sixth with a 3-1 lead, allowing just one run on a sacrifice fly to center field. The bullpen of Josh Svotz (1 inning), Jose Leclerc (0.2 innings), and Andrew Heaney (1 inning) also backed him up with scoreless innings.
At the plate, Mitch Garber (4-for-3, 1 home run, 2 RBIs), who started in the No. 5 spot, was joined by Adolis Garcia (5-for-5, 1 home run, 4 RBIs) and Jonah Heim (5-for-5, 1 home run, 2 RBIs). Garber led off the bottom of the second inning with a solo home run to tie the game at 1-1, and Heim followed with a two-run shot with two outs in the top of the fourth. Garcia hit a grand slam to left field with one out in the top of the ninth to put the game out of reach with a 5-2 lead.