Adolis Garcia led the Rangers to their first World Series since 2011. He had two home runs and got five runs to defeat the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the ALCS.
According to sports news reports, Garcia hit a home run for the fourth consecutive game. Also, he broke the playoff record with 15 RBIs. Texas, one of six major league clubs without a World Series victory, earned its first trip to the Fall Classic since 2010 and 2011 thanks to home runs by Corey Seager and Nathaniel Lowe in the first inning.
Rangers host Game 1 of the World Series on Friday, October 26, against either the Philadelphia Phillies or Arizona Diamondbacks, who play the NLCS Game 7 on Tuesday.
After managing San Diego and San Francisco to National League championships, Bruce Bochy returned from retirement to become the Rangers’ manager. Also, he is the first manager to win the League Championship Series with three teams.
Garcia Led the Rangers to the World Series
The Astros, who had won the World Series for the previous two years, were finally defeated. It was only appropriate that it happened at home, where they had a 40-47 record and lost all four games in this series. They swept the series in Texas and returned home with a runner-up finish in the pennant race, but their pitching staff allowed a combined 20 runs in the last two games.
Before the 1998–2000 New York Yankees, no team had won three consecutive World Series. The Rangers are the only team in postseason history (together with the 1996 Yankees) to win their first eight road games and improve to 8-0.
The game did not go well for the Rangers as Max Scherzer, who was acquired from the Mets in July and started the game for Texas, gave up four hits, two runs, and two walks in two and a third innings. However, the Rangers capitalized on an early miscue by Cristian Javier.
With one out in the first, the Rangers swarmed all over Javier, knocking him about for three runs (including one on Seager’s second-deck homer). After going 4-0 with a 0.82 ERA in his previous four postseason outings, Javier suffered his first career postseason loss in this game.