After a six-year playoff drought, the Texas Rangers are not only in the playoffs, but they are making some serious noise. For just the third time in franchise history and the first time since 2011, the Rangers find themselves in the ALCS. This time against the defending World Series champions, the Houston Astros.
The opening game of the series will feature the pitching matchup of the Rangers LHP Jordan Montgomery, going against last year's Cy Young award winner, RHP Justin Verlander. Montgomery will look to bounce back after a shaky start in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. The Rangers won the game thanks to a huge day from the offense, but Montgomery did give up four earned runs over four innings of work. He was marvelous though, in his first postseason outing this year against the Tampa Bay Rays, in which he went seven scoreless innings and picked up the win.
These two teams know each other well, and that familiarity should turn into some exciting, and sometimes intense, moments.
ALCS 2023: How to watch the Texas Rangers today (October 15)
There is only one baseball playoff game today as the National League will start their NLCS tomorrow. Tonight's game will be broadcast nationally on Fox. The two teams each had a 90-72 regular season record, but the Astros beat the Rangers in nine of the 13 games that the division rivals played. Because Houston took the Silver Boot this year, the Astros have home field advantage, and the first two games will be played at Minute Maid Park.
Check out all of the pertinent info about Game 1 of the ALCS between the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros below.
Sunday, Oct 15th
Minute Maid Park
It's just a matter of hours before the ALCS gets kicked off and you can feel the excitement building in the Lone Star State. Tune in to Fox tonight and enjoy the ride.
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