Best Texas Rangers home runs in the ALDS
The next stop on our journey of memorable home runs takes us to the ALDS. The Rangers were fresh off a sweep of the Rays in Tampa. They were up 1-0 in the series against the Orioles after a close, low-scoring Game 1. Then Mitch Garver hit a grand slam to left field to blow Game 2 open. It was 9-2 Rangers as a result and this home run was the first indication that this team might have a special postseason run in store. This home run put the Rangers in position to sweep the one-seed Orioles.
In the clinching game of the ALDS, Nate Lowe tugged at all of our heartstrings with his 6th-inning home run. It came to light before the Rays series that Lowe's mother, Wendy, was battling brain cancer. Nate had been slumping late in the regular season and into the playoffs. This story illuminated what could have been causing those struggles. So when he sent one out over the right-center field wall, the relief and elation in his reaction were special to see.