Adolis Garcia (2 HRs) Wins ALCS MVP as Rangers Take Game 7 (11-4) | Diamondbacks Force Game 7 in NLCS
For the third time in franchise history, the Rangers are heading to the World Series! Game 7 in Houston was a bat show by Texas. Adolis Garcia might’ve had the best ALCS performance of all-time when it was all said and done (see below). The Astros got the boot, and it’s the Rangers repping the AL in the Fall Classic. In the NLCS? Still waiting. The Diamondbacks bit back on Monday to force another Game 7 (tonight). How spoiled are we? Back-to-back Game 7s to lead into the World Series? Yes, please.
ALCS Gm 7: Rangers def. Astros (11-4)
Goodnight, Houston! The Texas Rangers won Game 7 Monday night in Minute Maid Park with a barrage of home runs, including Corey Seager (1 HR) and Adolis Garcia (2 HRs). It was 4-2 Rangers after three innings, but a four-run 4th demoralized the Astros and started the party for the boys in blue. In his last six at-bats of the series, Adolis Garcia went 5-for-6 with 3 HRs, 9 RBIs, and 4 runs scored. He now has seven postseason blasts, and this is a guy who was designated for assignment in 2021. The Rangers are heading to the World Series for just the third time in franchise history. They’ve never won it all. TEX Wins Series (4-3)
NLCS Gm 6: Diamondbacks def. Phillies (5-1)
Have a night, Merrill Kelly! The Diamondbacks got a stellar performance from their 35-year-old veteran ace in Game 6 (5 IP, 8 Ks, 3 Hits, 1 Run) to deliver a one-run gut-check win that kept Arizona’s season alive. The D-Backs struck first with a three-run 2nd inning that included a solo shot from Tommy Pham. Philly just couldn’t get the bats moving, and it all comes down to a winner-take-all Game 7 tonight in Citizens Bank Park. Series Tied (3-3)
NLCS Gm 7: D-Backs at Phillies (8:07 pm ET, TBS)
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