The Texas Rangers swept the Houston Astros in a come-from-behind Game 7 to advance to the World Series. Texas’ World Series opponent is yet to be determined, as earlier in the day, Arizona took the series to a decisive Game 7 behind the back of Kelly, the KBO’s reverse export myth.
The Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 11-4 in Game 7 of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series (ALCS) of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Thursday (June 24).
This marks the third World Series appearance in franchise history for Texas, joining 2010 and 2011. Texas, which was founded in 1961, has yet to win a World Series title. In 2010, they were swept by the San Francisco Giants in the World Series, losing in four games. Then, in 2011, they bowed their heads in a thrilling seven-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, losing 3 games to 4. Texas is no stranger to Korean Major League Baseball. However, even during the time of the Korean Major League Baseball legend, the Rangers were unable to win a World Series title. Park Chan-ho, who was in his prime before the 2002 season, joined the team and played until he was traded to the San Diego Padres in the summer of 2006. In 2014, the team added Shin-soo Choo, who was also in his prime, and he played through the 2020 season, but neither of them were able to help Texas win a World Series title.
On the other hand, the ‘defending champions’, Houston, reached the World Series for the second consecutive season, but were denied a third consecutive World Series appearance by Texas. The two teams battled hard in every game of the series. In Game 1, which was played on April 16 at Houston’s home field, Minute Maid Park, the Astros jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Despite sending ace Justin Verlander to the mound, 굿모닝토토 도메인 the Astros were brought to their knees as the offense failed to score a single run. Texas then took Game 2 at the same venue, winning by a single run, 5-4, and seemed to completely silence Houston. But the defending champions were not done. After a day off, the Astros bounced back with an 8-5 win in Game 3 at Texas’ home field, Globe Life Field, on April 19. Max Scherzer got the start for Texas, but was rocked for five runs (five earned) on five hits in four innings.
Houston went on to win Game 4 on April 20 at Globe Life Field, 10-3, to even the series at two games apiece. It was a dominant performance by the defending champions. That wasn’t the end of the story, as the Astros held on for a 5-4, one-run victory over Texas in Game 5 at Texas’ home ballpark on April 21 to win their third straight game after losing two in a row. Houston was now just one win away from advancing to the World Series, but that was it. Texas took a day off and came back with a 9-2 victory in Game 6 at Houston’s home ballpark, Minute Maid Park, on the 23rd. And that’s where the