ALCS: Texas Rangers vs Houston Astros game one preview

Jordan Montgomery takes the mound as the Texas Rangers take on the Houston Astros

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Texas Rangers verses the Houston Astros. Game one in the 2023 ALCS is here. The Rangers play in this season's ALCS in Minute Maid Park at 7:15p.m. CDT.

Up until this point, the Ranges have been taken care of their opponents in the playoffs, sweeping both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Baltimore Orioles. They outscored their opponents so far 32-12.

Left handed pitcher Jordan Montgomery (1-0 3.27 ERA) will take the bump for the Texas Rangers. He's the third Rangers pitcher in franchise history to have multiple game one postseason starts, joining CJ Wilson and Cliff Lee. Justin Verlander (1-0 0.00 ERA) will start for the Houston Astros. Verlander will record his 36th postseason start, second all-time in MLB history.

Verlander will also have his 35th start against the Rangers going 21-8 with a 2.60 ERA and he went seven innings pitched and gave up one earned run against the Rangers on September 6, this season. The Rangers have faced him twice in the postseason, and Verlander went 1-1 with a 5.56 ERA in the 2011 ALCS.

And in six starts in his career against the Astros, Jordan Montgomery is 1-1 with a 3.73 ERA. he went 6.2 innings pitched and gave up one earned run in a victory for the St. Louis Cardinals on June, 27 against Houston.

TIDBITS for game one of the ALCS:

Rangers are 6-8 in game ones in the postseason and 5-4 on the road in those contests.

The Rangers 16-15 road playoff record is the 5th best in MLB history.

Opposing starters are 0-5 with a 10.00 ERA against the Texas Rangers this postseason.

Game time: 7:15p.m. CDT

Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas.

Television: FOX

Radio: 105.3 FM-The Fan/1270 KFLC-AM (Spanish)