Rangers Overcome Injuries to Max Scherzer & Adolis Garcia to Win Game 3 (3-1), Lead World Series (2-1)
Advantage, Rangers. Game 3 of the World Series was full of twists, and the lowest-scoring game of the Fall Classic was decided by one big swing. Texas took a 3-0 lead with a three-run 3rd inning thanks to a two-run shot from Corey Seager. Starter Max Scherzer left after the 3rd with a back injury after getting hit by a comebacker. The D-Backs made things interesting with a run in the 8th, but the Rangers made the most of their scoring chances. Jon Gray came on in emergency relief of Scherzer for a squeaky three-inning stint (3 IP, 3 Ks, 1 Hit, 0 Runs). Back and forth we go towards Game 4 tonight. TEX Leads Series (2-1)
Ranger Danger: Injuries to Scherzer and Adolis Garcia (8th inning) could be vital moving forward. Early indications are that Garcia left the game with a lower-back injury and it doesn’t appear too serious. His availability for the rest of the week will be crucial for the Rangers. Garcia was the ALCS MVP, and he’s batting .323 in the postseason with 8 HRs.
Road Rangers: Texas is still perfect on the road this postseason (9-0). Good luck to the D-Backs in Games 4 and 5.
Upcoming World Series Schedule
Gm 4: Rangers at D-Backs (8:03 pm ET, FOX)
Gm 5: Rangers at D-Backs (8:03 pm ET, FOX)
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