Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content DeskThe Rangers won the best-of-seven series 4-1 and notched their 11th consecutive road victory in the 2023 postseason, an MLB record.
The Rangers, who began as the expansion Washington Senators in 1961 when the original Senators shifted to Minneapolis to become the Twins, moved to Texas after the 1971 season. In the franchise’s 62-year history, the Rangers had been to two other World Series — back-to-back appearances in 2010 and 2011 — but were unable to secure a title.. But the St. Louis Cardinals prevailed thanks to David Freese’s triple in the ninth inning and a leadoff home run in the 11th inning, and the Rangers lost Game 7 the following night.Arizona starter Gallen retired the first 14 batters he faced before issuing a two-out walk in the fifth inning.
Nathaniel Lowe grounded into a fielder’s choice, with the Diamondbacks retiring Carter in a rundown. Jonah Heim then fouled out to end the threat. The Rangers broke the game open in the top of the ninth inning. Josh Jung and Nathaniel Lowe opened with singles. Jonah Heim followed with an RBI single to score Jung. Lowe scored on center field Alek Thomas’ error when the ball went under his glove. Marcus Semien hit a two-run homer to give the Rangers a 5-0 lead and the cushion they needed. headtopics.com
With his fourth World Series title overall, Bochy is tied for third overall with Walter Alston (Dodgers) and Joe Torre (Yankees). He only trails Joe McCarthy, who won seven titles with the New York Yankees; and Connie Mack, who took five World Series while managing the Philadelphia Athletics.. They are the San Diego Padres, the Milwaukee Brewers, the Seattle Mariners, the Colorado Rockies and the Rays. All but the Mariners have been to at least one World Series.