The Texas Rangers won a thrilling Game 1 of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, thanks to a walk-off home run by their star outfielder Adolis Garcia. Garcia hit a 3-1 pitch from Miguel Castro into the right-field seats in the 11th inning, giving the Rangers a 6-5 victory on Friday night. It was his second RBI of the game, and his 22nd of the postseason, breaking the all-time record set by David Ortiz in 2004.
Garcia, who was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals in 2020, has been a revelation for the Rangers this season. He was named an All-Star and the AL Rookie of the Year, leading the league with 100 RBIs and hitting 38 home runs. He has also been on fire in the playoffs, homering in five consecutive games, tied for the second-longest streak in postseason history.
Garcia’s heroics came after Corey Seager’s game-tying two-run homer in the ninth inning off Arizona closer Paul Sewald. Seager, who was traded from the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Rangers in February, has also been a key contributor for Texas, hitting .333 with four homers and 12 RBIs in the postseason.
The Rangers and Diamondbacks will play Game 2 on Saturday night in Texas. The Rangers are seeking their first World Series title in franchise history, while the Diamondbacks are aiming for their second after winning it in 2001. For more details and highlights of Game 1, you can visit this link.