World Series: 4 Things the Texas Rangers must do to beat Arizona

The World Series is finally here. Eight months of preparation for this moment. For Texas to achieve its dream of bringing the championship to Arlington they have to do these four things.
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#3 Make quality pitches till the final out of the game

One of Arizona's coaches is Jeff Banister. That name should sound familiar to Texas Rangers' fans. He was the manager of this team from 2015-2018. He led Texas to consecutive division titles in 2015 and 2016. He was the AL Manager of the year in 2015. One of his sayings that became the idenity of the team was "Never Ever Quit". That was his mantra and it became the team's attitude in every game. That is one of the reasons why the 2016 Texas Rangers had the best record in the American League and yet one of the lowest run differentials.

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He has taken that mantra to Arizona as part of Torey Luvullo's staff. That Arizona team was fourth in the majors in come-from-behind wins with 43. They had five ninth inning comebacks. For Texas this will be similar to their series against Baltimore who led the league in come-from-behind wins with 48. The Diamondbacks will look to really put pressure on a thin Rangers' bullpen and try to steal a win or two against Josh Sborz, Aroldis Chapman, or Jose Leclerc. It will be on those pitchers to make quality pitches and get important outs. The turning point in the NLCS was probably Arizona's walk off win in game four. That gave the Diamondbacks belief that they could win the series. If Arizona can steal a win in the World Series it could have the same effect.