Postseason 2023 | Rangers beat the Astros 9-2 to force Game 7. Adolis García hit a Grand Slam
Cuban MLB Players News for the 2023 postseason. A compendium from several sources
American League Championship Series
Rangers 9, Astros 2
Series tied 3-3
As a result, Game 7 will be played in Houston. In Game 6 of the American League Championship Series, the Texas Rangers defeated the Astros 9-2 at Minute Maid Park on Sunday night.
It is now 3-3 in the series, and that means a deciding Game 7 on Monday will determine who advances to the World Series.
Nathan Eovaldi's sharp start helped the Rangers reach a decisive Game 7. Mitch Garver's home run and RBI double, as well as Jose Leclerc's effective pitching, contributed to the victory.
For Texas, Nathan Eovaldi pitched 6 1/3 innings, and Adolis García hit a ninth-inning grand slam to secure the victory.
Eight important outs were recorded by closer Jose Leclerc. Two of those outs? To end the eighth inning, when he struck out pinch hitter Jon Singleton after retiring Mauricio Dubón in a line drive to Corey Seager.
In this series, the road team remains undefeated after Game 6.
Throughout all best-of-seven postseason series, the team that wins Game 6 to force a Game 7 has won 33 of 59 times (56%).
Adolis García crushed a grand slam as part of a five-run uprising in the ninth inning on Sunday night as the Rangers routed the Astros 9-2 in Game 6 of the ALCS.
The Rangers entered the ninth inning nursing a two-run lead, but that all changed after Corey Seager was plunked with the bases loaded and then García tagged Ryne Stanek for a 375-foot (110.1 mph EV) grand slam that put the game well out of reach. The 30-year-old slugger had whiffed in each of his first four plate appearances in the ballgame — including against Bryan Abreu in the eighth inning. For the postseason, García is hitting .277 (13-for-47) with five homers and a whopping 15 RBI.
Yordan Álvarez singled twice and drove in a run on Sunday as the Astros fell to the Rangers in Game 6 of the ALCS in Houston.
Álvarez opened the scoring in the first inning as he lined a cutter from Nathan Eovaldi for a single into center field to plate José Altuve. The 26-year-old superstar also led off the sixth inning with a single and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Mauricio Dubón. He also walked and struck out in the ballgame, finishing the night 2-for-3. He’s having a postseason for the ages — hitting .436 (17-for-39) with six homers, 14 RBI and 12 runs scored.
José Abreu went 2-for-4 on Sunday night as the Rangers triumphed over the Astros in Game 6 of the ALCS.
The 36-year-old first baseman singled on a ground ball to right field of Nathan Eovaldi in the sixth inning, then single on a line drive to left fielder Evan Carter in the eighth. This was Abreu's first multi hit game in the ALCS. With his two-hit attack he’s hitting .282 (11-for-39)/.349/.615 with four homers, twelve RBI and one stolen base during the postseason.