Nathan Eovaldi remains perfect in this postseason, Mitch Garver and Jonah Heim hit home runs early, before the grand slam on the ninth roll of the Cuban Adolis Garcia who helped the Texas Rangers to avoid elimination with a win by 9-2 Over the Houston Astros in it Game 6 of the Championship Series of the American League.
The visiting team has won every game in this series heading into the Game 7 and decisive on Monday night in Houston. Cristian Javier is scheduled to play for the Astros, to face three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. Javier beat Scherzer in Game 3 in Texas.
Eovaldi, who also scored the win in Game 2, had five hits and two runs in 6 1/3 innings to improve to 4-0 with a 2.42 ERA in this year’s playoffs.
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The decisive match will be monday night in houstonwhere the Rangers, one of the six teams in Big leagues without championship World Seriesneeds a win to return to the Fall Classic for the first time since back-to-back trips in 2010-11.
“I’m just proud of the way these guys bounced back.”said manager Bruce Bochy.
The Astrosdefending champions of the World Series, were once again felled by a lackluster start from Framber Valdez and erratic play at home. Valdez had five hits and three runs with six strikeouts in five innings to leave his record at 0-3 with an ERA of 9.00 in the postseason.
The Rangers They had a lead of two before the game broke down with five runs in the ninth inning, in which the hit by García, who had struck out in his four previous at-bats, stood out. The slugger was booed throughout the game after being the center of a fight in Game 5 after being hit by a Bryan Abreu pitch.
When Garcia hit a pitch from Ryne Stanek into the Crawford Boxes in left field with one out in the ninth, many of those fans began running for the exits after another poor performance at Houston’s home.
For the Rangersthe Cuban guy Adolis Garcia He went 1 for 5 with four RBIs and one run scored, and Dominican Leody Taveras went 1 for 4 with one run scored.
For the Astros, the Cubans Yordan Álvarez 3-2 with one RBI and one scored, and José Abreu 4-2; Venezuelan José Altuve was 5-2 with a run scored, and Honduran Mauricio Dubón was 0-3 with an RBI.