The Houston Astros succeeded in turning the tables with one home run in the top of the ninth inning and took the series lead.
Houston came from behind to beat the Texas Rangers 5-4 in Game 5 of the 2023 Major League Postseason American League Championship Series at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 21st.
Houston led 1-0 until the fourth inning. Starting pitcher Justin Verlander pitched well. Texas starter Jordan Montgomery also pitched well, but Houston led with Alex Bregman’s solo home run and Verlander’s good pitching in the top of the first inning.
It was tied in the bottom of the fifth inning. In the bottom of the fifth inning, Nathaniel Lowe hit Verlander’s fifth four-seam fastball at 95.4 miles per hour and hit a tiebreaking solo shot over the left fence.
After balancing, Montgomery gave up a walk to Bregman after one out in the top of the sixth inning and dedicated a hit to right field to Yordan Alvarez, putting him on the verge of one out and runners on first and third bases. He then lost the lead again as he lost a timely hit to Jose Abreu.
But Texas turned the game around in the bottom of the sixth inning. Took down Verlander. After one out, Corey Seager hit a double to right field. Evan Carter hit a left-handed hit to take a chance with one out and runners on first and third bases.
Adolis Garcia, who entered the batter’s box at the tie opportunity, hit Verlander’s 95 mph four-seam fastball and hit a come-from-behind three-run home run over the left fence.
Verlander then caught Leody Taveras with a fly ball to shortstop and allowed Josh Young to hit a left-handed hit before getting off the mound. 슬롯머신
Texas turned the tables against Verlander with home runs in the fourth and sixth innings. Texas, which took a two-run lead, went to the ninth inning. However, in the top of the ninth inning, Yiner Diaz’s hit, John Singleton walked, and “small giant” Jose Altuve hit a come-from-behind three-run home run over the left fence.
Bench clearing also occurred during the game. Did Garçay watch the ball too long after hitting a home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. Houston Brian Abreu threw a 98.9-mile fastball against García in the bottom of the eighth inning, hitting Garcia’s right forearm.
Garcia vented his anger at Houston catcher Maldonado, and players from both teams poured onto the ground. Eventually, the judges ordered Abreu to leave. Houston manager Dustin Baker was ejected for protesting. Garcia’s out, too.
Texas led the series with a 2-0 victory in Game 1 on the 16th and a 5-4 victory in Game 2 on the 17th. However, Houston grabbed 8-5 in Game 3 on the 19th and 10-3 in Game 4 on the 20th and stole the flow.
Houston, which is trying to win the World Series for the second consecutive year, has grabbed Game 5 and has one win left until this year’s World Series.