Texas’ Seager walks five in a game for first time in MLB postseason history
Major League Baseball’s (MLB)
Texas Rangers used their bats to win their second straight American League Division Series (ALDS) best-of-five series.
Texas defeated the Baltimore Orioles 11-8 in a hard-fought Game 2 of the 2023 MLB ALDS at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S., on Monday.
With the victory, Texas swept the best-of-seven series on enemy soil to advance to the American League Championship Series (ALCS). Texas will try to clinch a spot in the ALCS in Games 3 and 4 on Nov. 11-12 at home at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
This will be the first time a postseason game will be played at Globe Life Field, which opened in 2020.
The last time Texas played in the ALCS was in 2011, when they finished as World Series runners-up.
Baltimore, which topped the American League in wins this year and reached the postseason for the firs
t time in seven years since 2016, is in a tight spot.
After giving up two runs in the first inning on an RBI single to Aaron Hicks, Texas broke the game open
with five runs in the second and four in the third.
With runners on first and third, Leandy Taveras hit a two-run double to center to tie the game, and Mitch
Garber and Adolis Garcia followed with back-to-back RBI singles to make it 4-2. Yonaheim followed with
an RBI single to left to give Texas a 5-2 lead.
In the top of the third, three straight singles by Taveras, Marcus Semien and Corey Seager loaded the
bases, and Garber pulled a high fastball from reliever Jacob Webb over the left field wall for a grand slam to make it 9-2.
Is just the second Texas hitter to hit a grand slam in a postseason game, joining Nelson Cruz in Game 2 of the 2011 ALCS.
Baltimore got two runs back in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI single by Jorge Mateo and a sacrifice
fly by Ryan Mountcastle, and the teams traded runs in the fifth.
Texas made it 11-5 in the top of the ninth when leadoff hitter Josh Jung doubled and came home on
infield singles by Taveras and Simeon.
Baltimore cut the deficit to 11-8 in the bottom of the ninth when Hicks hit a towering three-run shot with
runners on first and second, but it was not enough.
Garber, batting third for Texas, had two hits, including a grand slam, and five RBIs in the win.
Seager, who started in the No. 2 spot, drew five walks. He is the first player in MLB postseason history to draw five walks in a game.
Baltimore’s Hicks went 2-for-5 with a home run and five RBIs in the loss. 카지노사이트존