Houston wins 2 games in a row after losing 2 games to Texas… Towards the beginning of the ALCS game
The Houston Astros brought the American League Championship Series (ALCS, 4 wins out of 7) back to square one.
Houston won Game 4 of the ALCS against the Texas Rangers 10-3 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, on the 20th (Korean time).
Houston, which lost the first and second games at its home stadium, made a comeback by winning the third and fourth games held in enemy territory. 스포츠토토Game 5 will be held at Globe Life Field on the 21st, and Games 6 and 7 will be played for two days starting on the 23rd at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, Houston’s home.
On this day, Houston scored 4 points in the top of the 4th inning with the game tied 3-3, creating a ‘big inning’. Houston got consecutive walks and hits, taking the opportunity to load the bases with no outs, and after one out, Jordan Alvarez’s sacrifice fly broke the balance of the score. Next, with 2 outs and runners on 1st and 3rd, Jose Abreu hit a three-run shot that went over the left-center wall.
Houston reached the 10-point mark thanks to Chas McCormick’s two-run shot to left-center in the 7th and Alvarez’s additional timely hit in the 8th. On this day, starting pitchers Jose Urquidi (Houston) and Andrew Heaney (Texas) both allowed 3 runs in 2⅓ and ⅔ innings, respectively.
In the bullpen pitcher battle that followed, Texas was unable to attack the Houston mound and ended up scoring no points.
In the National League Championship Series (NLCS), the Arizona Diamondbacks began a counterattack. Arizona beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 in Game 3 of the NLCS held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona on this day. With this, Arizona avoided its third consecutive loss in the NLCS and recorded a series record of 1 win and 2 losses.
Arizona knocked out opposing closing pitcher Craig Kimbrel in the bottom of the 9th inning when the game was tied 1-1.
Leadoff hitter Gurriel Jr. walked and stole second base, and Parvin Smith hit a single, creating a chance for second and third base with no outs.
When Emmanuel Rivera grounded out, third base runner Gurriel Jr. was caught at home, leading to first and second bases with one out. And with the bases loaded and one out when Herald Perdomo walked, Ketel Marte hit a high fastball and delivered the game-winning hit. Smith, who was on third base, spread his arms and leisurely stepped on home plate.
The early part of the game was a pitching battle between Brandon Paat (Arizona) and Ranger Suarez (Philadelphia). Paat pitched 5⅔ innings, allowing 2 hits, 9 strikeouts, and no runs, and Suarez also pitched 5⅓ innings, allowing 3 hits, 7 strikeouts, and no runs.
In the 7th inning, when the score continued to be 0 on the scoreboard, the two teams traded one run each. Arizona reliever Ryan Thompson gave up the first run in the top of the 7th inning by throwing a wild pitch with 2 outs and runners on third base.
Arizona balanced the game in the bottom of the 7th inning with Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s double to left field with no outs on first base.