The Texas Rangers could become World Series champions on Wednesday. In Game 4, the Diamondbacks won 11-7 over Arizona, and Texas leads the series 3-1. The game looked like a blowout, with the Rangers quickly taking a 10-0 lead. But Arizona clawed its way back and forced the Rangers to use closer Jose LeClerc in what should have been an easy win.
On Wednesday, the Diamondbacks turned things around for ace Zac Gallen, who struggled in his first World Series start against the Rangers, giving up three earned runs over five innings in Game 1. On the other hand, the Rangers were looking for strong innings from starter Nathan Eovaldi, so the team’s overloaded bullpen might not be used as much.
Through six innings in Game 5, Gallen threw a no-hitter while the Rangers mustered just one walk against him.
Eovaldi, meanwhile, found himself in a jam almost every inning — and got out of all of them to keep the score 0-0.
In the seventh, the Rangers finally got something going, with leadoff hits from Corey Seager and Evan Carter putting some long-awaited pressure on Gallen and Mitch Garver paying it forward with an RBI single.
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