‘Ivaldi pitches 7 innings of 1-run ball’ TEX advances to ALCS for first time in 12 years…’101-win’ Baltimore PS finish bittersweet with one win apiece
Fall baseball has come to an end for the first-place American League team in the regular season.
The Baltimore Orioles fell 1-7 to the Texas Rangers in Game 3 of the American League Division Series of the 2023 Major League Baseball postseason on Nov. 11 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
Baltimore finished the regular season with a 101-61 record and a .623 winning percentage, good for first place in the American League. They entered the postseason in first place in the American League East, ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays (99-63). It was their first fall baseball in seven years. But the season ended on a bitter note, as the Rangers failed to win a single game in the Division Series.
Texas advanced to the Division Series by sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays in the Wild Card, two games to none, and punched their ticket to the Championship Series for the first time in 12 years with three straight wins over Baltimore.
Texas’ lineup was Marcus Semien (2B), Corey Seager (2B), Mitch Garber (designated hitter), Adolis Garcia (R), Evan Carter (LF), Jonah Heim (catcher), Nathaniel Lowe (1B), Josh Young (3B), and Leodis Taveras (center field). The starting pitcher was Nathan Ivaldi.
Baltimore, which started “Israeli-American” Dean Kremer, had a lineup of Gunner Henderson (shortstop), Adley Rutherford (catcher), Anthony Santander (right field), Ryan Mountcastle (first base), Ryan O’Hearn (designated hitter), Austin Hays (left field), Cedric Mullins (center field), Jordan Westberg (third base), and Adam Frazier (second base).
In the bottom of the first inning, Texas struck first. With the bases loaded and nobody out, Seager lined a low 84.2 mph changeup from Kremer over the right-center field fence.
After Garber was retired on a fielder’s choice, back-to-back singles by Garcia and Carter put runners on first and second with no outs, but Heim flied out to center field to end the threat.
Texas, however, broke the game open with a big inning in the bottom of the second. One out later, Young singled. After Taveras fouled out to third, Semien doubled. Seeger, who had homered in his first at-bat, reached on an automatic double play.
With two outs, Garber came to the plate and hit a two-run double. With the bases loaded, Garcia hit a four-pitch 94.1 mph fastball from Kremer at 1B2S for a three-run homer. In the end, starter Kremer was pulled early.
Ivaldi got through the first through fourth innings without much trouble. In all but the second inning, he gave up a hit after two outs, but didn’t allow a run after that. But in the top of the fifth, he was in trouble for the first time.
Westberg singled with the bases loaded. Frazier followed with a single to put runners at second and third. Henderson came to the plate. Henderson lined a single into right field. Westberg rounded third and sprinted home to score.
Texas added a run in the bottom of the sixth. Lowe, leading off, hit a 92.2 mph (148 km/h) four-seam fastball from Kyle Gibson that came in toward his body for an opposite-field solo arch.
Baltimore had a chance to tie it in the top of the eighth. Texas reliever Aroldis Chapman walked. After pinch-hitter Jorge Mateo walked, Henderson singled. Lurchman flied out to right field, but Santander and Mountcastle walked to load the bases.
Baltimore brought in pinch-hitter Aaron Hicks, and Texas sent Jose LeClerc to the mound. LeClair threw a full-count cutter to the plate. Hicks caught it, but it was headed in front of Lowe at first base. Lowe made the catch and threw the ball to LeClerc, who was covering the bases. It was the final out of the inning.
LeClerc was back on the mound in the top of the ninth. He got Hayes to fly out to third base. Mullins grounded out to second. Semien played good defense and struck out Westberg to end the game.온라인카지노
Texas starter Ivaldi pitched seven innings, allowing one run (one earned) on five hits and striking out seven to advance to the Championship Series. Garcia went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and one run scored, while Garber went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and one run scored. Seeger and Lowe also hit solo shots in the win.
The Baltimore offense had six hits, three of which came from leadoff hitter Henderson. Henderson also had the team’s only RBI. However, Kremer was tagged for six runs (six earned) on seven hits (two home runs) and one walk in 1⅔ innings.