The Texas Rangers are one win away from their first World Series title
The GIST: As October baseball gives way to November baseball, the Fall Classic nears its completion, with the red-hot Texas Rangers just one win away from their first-ever World Series title. But can the Arizona Diamondbacks hiss back?
Games 3 and 4 recap: Texas narrowly took the series lead with Monday’s 3–1 Game 3 victory then brought a power and force rarely seen before, erupting early on offense and staving off a late D-Backs comeback attempt in last night’s 11–7 win.
- Those dubs improve the Rangers to 10-0 on the road this postseason, the most-ever playoff road wins in a single run. Mighty morphin’, indeed.
- But they didn’t celebrate without concern: Game 3 injuries resulted in Texas losing both ALCS MVP Adolis García and starting pitcher Max Scherzer for the rest of the series.
Game 5 preview: Both squads will turn to top arms — Nathan “Big Game Nate” Eovaldi (who notably struggled in Game 1) for the Rangers and Zac Gallen for the D-Backs — for tonight’s 8:03 p.m. ET Game 5 in Arizona.
Eovaldi lives for the big moments and could help secure the Rangers their first World Series ring in six decades of existence, but not if the Answerbacks can pull off another epic comeback and send this thing back to Texas.