The ‘defending champion’ Houston Astros showed off the power of their fall DNA and balanced their record in the American League Championship Series.
Houston won 10-3 against the Texas Rangers in Game 4 of the ALCS held at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas on the 20th (Korean time). Houston, who had suffered two consecutive losses at home, won two consecutive away games to level the series record at 2 wins and 2 losses.
The batting line, which provided the opportunity for a counterattack by scoring 12 hits and 8 runs in Game 3, exploded in Game 4 as well. Houston bombarded the Texas mound for the second day in a row, scoring 11 hits and 10 runs, including Jose Altuve going 3-for-4 with 3 runs and Jordan Alvarez going 2-for-4 with 3 RBIs.
Houston’s batting lineup bombarded Texas starter Andrew Heaney from the top of the first inning. Leadoff hitter Altuve opened the game with a double, and Mauricio Dubon created a chance for first and third base with no outs with a single. Then, Alex Bregman scored the first run with a two-RBI triple, and Alvarez made it 3-0 with a timely hit.
Texas made up for two runs in the bottom of the second inning with Adolis Garcia’s solo home run and Josh Young’s sacrifice fly, and Corey Seager’s tying solo shot in the bottom of the third inning balanced the score at 3-3.
Houston once again brought the momentum to the top of the 4th inning with a big inning. With the bases loaded thanks to walks by Martin Maldonado and Altuve and a hit by Dubon, Alvarez hit a sacrifice fly to make it 4-3. Jose Abreu then widened the gap to 7-3 with a three-run home run.
In the top of the 7th inning, Houston got up to 9-3 with a two-run shot by Chas McCormick after Abreu got on base with a walk. In the top of the 8th inning, leadoff hitter Altuve advanced to scoring with a double, and Dubon advanced to third base. Bregman struck out, but Alvarez brought in Altuve with a timely hit to right with 2 outs and runners on third base, completing the double-digit score.
For Houston, starting pitcher Jose Urquidi performed poorly, allowing 5 hits and 3 runs in 2⅓ innings, but the bullpen team consisting of Ryne Stanek (⅔ innings), Hunter Brown (3 innings), Phil Mayton (2 innings), and Rafael Montero (1 inning) They blocked the Texas power line without conceding any additional points and won a resounding 10-3.토토사이트
Meanwhile, Texas’ starting pitcher Heaney suffered an early defeat, allowing 4 hits and 3 runs in 2⅔ innings, and Dane Dunning, who took over the baton, also performed poorly, allowing 3 hits and 3 runs in 2⅔ innings, suffering two losses at home. Houston and Texas, who are balanced at 2 wins and 2 losses, will play Game 5 of the ALCS at the same venue on the 21st.