In the last four matches of the ALCS, after hitting five home runs to lead Texas to the World Series,
Garcia extended his home run streak to five games with a big swing in Game 1. ALCS MVP put 373-foot home run from Miguel Castro in the opposite field, defeating the Rangers 6-5.
This was the second clutch home run of the night for Texas, which came in ninth place, trailing by two runs, when Diamondback’s Paul Seewald took the mound.
Leo Tavares came to lead the inning, and after Marcus Semien swung out, the Rangers needed some magic from star shortstop Corey Seager to keep their hopes of winning alive.
Seager delivered by hitting a two-run bomb to the right field to tie the game, giving Garcia an epic moment after two extra innings.
Eleventh Inning: Rangers 6, Diamondbacks 5
12:10 AM: Bottom of the 11th – Adolis Garcia hits a walk-off home run! Garcia’s bat was hot, and this time, he helped the Rangers take Game 1 of the World Series to the opposite field with a 373-foot bomb. What a game!
12:06 AM: Bottom of the 11th – Kyle Nelson came in to start the inning for the Diamondbacks, and Adolis Garcia will come to the plate for a pitching change. RHP Miguel Castro will take the mound.
12:01 AM: Top of the 11th – Josh Lecler has put the Diamondbacks’ order back in a 1-2-3 order. Tommy Pham flew out to the left, Luiz Guriel Jr. swung and missed, and Alec Thomas was dishonestly dismissed.
11:58 PM: Top of the 11th – The Rangers are at the top with Josh Lecler.
Tenth Inning: Rangers 5, Diamondbacks 5
11:56 PM: Bottom of the 10th – Leo Tavares took the field, and Marcus Semien created some trouble with a single to the left. But Corey Seager came out at second to end the inning.
11:49 PM: Bottom of the 10th – Kyle Nelson brought down Josh Jung in a 6-4-3 double play on the field! The Diamondbacks took a break to get out of the early trouble in the 10th.
11:48 PM: Bottom of the 10th – Nathaniel Lowe starts the inning, and the run-winner is on the first base.
11:46 PM: Tenth Inning – The Diamondbacks will call LHP Kyle Nelson to keep this game tied.
11:41 AM: In the 10th inning, Josh Leclerc makes it easy for the Diamondbacks’ heart of the lineup. Ketal Marte stays in second place, Gabriel Moreno goes out swinging, and Christian Walker is caught in between and loses with a 1-2-3 count.
11:39 AM: In the 10th inning, RHP Josh Leclerc is at the top of the Diamondbacks’ lineup.
Ninth Inning: Rangers 5, Diamondbacks 5
11:34 AM: Bottom of the 9th – Ivan Carter swings and gets out, then Adolis Garcia secures the first base after a fastball. Garcia steals the second base, then the Diamondbacks intentionally walk Mitch Garver.
Paul Seawald stays put and gets Austin Hedges out, ending the inning. Free baseball in World Series Game 1.
11:29 AM: Bottom of the 9th – Corey Seager sends a two-run homer to deep right field! Our game is all tied up! Leody Taveras leads the inning, and after Paul Seawald strikes out Markus Semien swinging, Seager’s swing evens the score with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.
11:27 AM: Bottom of the 9th – The Diamondbacks are calling RHP Kyle Nelson to keep this game tied.
11:22 AM: Bottom of the 9th – Wil Smith gets Gerald Perdomo out at third, but Corbin Carroll felt like maybe they all met. The star rookie tore a lined shot to the right, but Adolis Garcia made an impressive play to record the out and end the inning.
11:17 AM: Bottom of the 9th – Jon Gray gets Ivan Longoria out, and now, they’ll turn to LHP Wil Smith to try to keep the lead tight.
Eighth Inning: Diamondbacks 5, Rangers 3
11:11 AM: Bottom of the 8th – Kevin Ginkel remains calm in tough situations. He got Nathaniel Lowe out with a fly ball and told Josh Jung to ground out, avoiding any trouble.
11:10 AM: Bottom of the 8th – Adolis Garcia creates a run in the middle, but Kevin Ginkel got Mitch Garver out. A wild pitch put Garcia on second, and the Diamondbacks intentionally walked Joey Gallo. Paul Seawald remains in, and Austin Hedges comes in for a plate appearance.
Things are all tied up at 5-5 with one out in the bottom of the ninth.
11:00 AM: Bottom of the 8th – RHP Kevin Ginkel is at the mound for the Diamondbacks. His first challenge is Adolis Garcia.
10:53 AM: Bottom of the 8th – Alex Thomas secures the second place, but Gerald Perdomo slowly ends the inning. Cody Bradford comes in to finish the job.
10:49 AM: Bottom of the 8th – Mitch Garver starts the inning on the field, then Jonah Heim takes his turn. Nathaniel Lowe nearly equalized the game with almost a single swing, but he will have to do it again, as he hit into a double play.
10:43 AM: Bottom of the 7th – Josh Jung sends the Rangers a pair of base runners to the center without any hits, but Leody Taveras goes the wrong way to avoid any trouble.
10:41 AM: Bottom of the 7th – Mitch Garver leads the inning, then Jonah Heim takes the mound. Nathaniel Lowe almost tied the game in one swing, but he had to do it all over again as he hit into the right field.
10:36 AM: Bottom of the 7th – Gerald Perdomo fields one on a lineout, but he’ll challenge Lourdes Gurriel Jr., who is batting second alone. Gurriel Jr. fouls off a line drive from the right, but Adolis Garcia records another impressive play to end the inning and seal the deal.
10:31 AM: Bottom of the 7th – Lourdes Gurriel Jr. starts the inning alone as the second hitter, but aside from that, Jon Gray gets the Diamondbacks’ hitters out. He strikes out Christian Walker, Tommy Pham, and Alec Thomas swinging.
Sixth Inning: Diamondbacks 5, Rangers 3
10:25 AM: Bottom of the 6th – Josh Jung gets the Rangers a pair of base runners to the center without any hits, but Jonah Heim goes out in short. Now, Nathaniel Lowe will face lefty Cody Bradford.
10:21 AM: Bottom of the 6th – Mitch Garver starts the inning on the field, then Jonah Heim takes his turn. Nathaniel Lowe nearly equalized the game with almost a single swing, but he will have to do it again, as he hit into a double play.
10:19 AM: Bottom of the 6th – RHP Ryan Thompson is going to pitch to Zack Gallen.
10:13 AM: Bottom of the 6th – Alex Thomas secures second base, but Gerald Perdomo slowly ends the inning. Cody Bradford comes in to finish the job.
10:09 AM: Bottom of the 6th – Den Dunning takes the field for the Diamondbacks, facing Alex Thomas based on his second infield single. After Ivan Longoria flies out to the right, the Rangers make a pitching change. LHP Cody Bradford comes in, and he’ll be up against Gerald Perdomo.
Fifth Inning: Diamondbacks 5, Rangers 3
10:00 AM: Bottom of the 5th – Zack Gallen is starting to search for a groove. He defeated the Rangers’ order 1-2-3, with Corey Seager, Ivan Carter, and Adolis Garcia going out one after the other.
Fourth Inning: Diamondbacks 4, Rangers 3
9:36 AM: Bottom of the 4th – Zack Gallen got through the bottom of the fourth without any real trouble, giving up just one run to Josh Jung. Nathaniel Lowe flies out, Leody Taveras swings and misses, and Markus Semien goes out swinging. Gallen is at 86 pitches through four.
9:25 AM: Top of the 4th inning – After a domestic run-size mistake from Tommy Pham, Nathaniel Eovaldi forced Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Alec Thomas to ground out, trying to end the inning and getting Ivan Longoria out.
9:21 AM: Top of the 4th inning – Tommy Pham hits a solo shot to the left! Just two pitches into the fourth, Pham sent Nathaniel Eovaldi over the left-field wall 419 feet high, giving the Diamondbacks a 4-3 lead at the top.