The defending World Series champion Houston Astros snapped the Texas Rangers’ seven-game postseason winning streak in a best-of-seven American League Championship Series on enemy soil.
Houston pounded out 12 hits and one home run to defeat Texas, 8-5, in Game 3 of the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) American League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on April 19 (ET). The win was a breath of fresh air for Houston, who were swept by Texas in Games 1 and 2 on their home field.
Houston’s bats came alive in the second inning. After Jordan Alvarez led off with a walk and Kyle Tucker advanced on a wild pitch, Mauricio Dubon and Martin Maldonado followed with back-to-back RBI singles to score three runs.
In the third, Jose Altuve lined a high fastball over the left field wall for a solo home run.
Texas starter Max Scherzer, who has 214 career wins in the majors, was pulled after four innings and five runs.
Texas rallied in the fifth inning after falling behind 5-0. Josh Young, the No. 8 hitter, took a slider from Houston starter Christian Javier for a two-run homer.
Trailing 7-2 in the seventh, Young hit another two-run homer to reignite the comeback, but Texas was unable to erase the deficit. 카지노사이트가이드
The loss ended Texas’ seven-game winning streak in fall baseball, which began with the Wild Card Series (2 wins), followed by the Division Series (3 wins), and then the Championship Series.
Houston, on the other hand, took the all-important Game 3 to end Texas’ winning streak.
Game 4 will be played at the same location on April 20.