Advance to PS for the first time in 7 years’ Texas defeated TB 4-0 in the first game… Montgomery 7 innings, 5K scoreless win
The Texas Rangers defeated the team in Game 1 of the American League Wild Card Series.
Texas defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 in Game 1 of the ‘American League Wild Card Series’ held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA on the 4th (Korean time).
Texas, which advanced to the postseason for the first time in seven years after being eliminated by three losses to Toronto in the 2016 American League Division Series, won an important first game. Texas only needs to win one of the remaining two games to advance to the division series. In the division series, the East Division champion Baltimore Orioles awaits. Tampa Bay, which entered the postseason as the number one wild card despite winning 99 games, lost to Baltimore, lost the important first game, putting a red light on its ability to advance to the division series.토토사이트
Starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery pitched 7 innings, allowing 6 hits, 5 strikeouts, and no runs. The bullpen team, led by Aroldis Chapman (1 inning, no runs) and Jose Leclerc (1 inning, no runs), completed a scoreless victory.
In the batting lineup, Corey Seager led the victory by going 2 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 RBI, 1 run, and 1 walk. Leody Taveras and Evan Carter also had multiple hits.
Tampa Bay’s ace Tyler Glasnow became the losing pitcher, struggling with 6 hits, 5 walks, 8 strikeouts, and 4 runs (3 earned) in 5 innings. The bullpen, led by Chris Devensky (2 scoreless innings), Jake Dickman (1 inning, no score), and Andrew Kittredge (1 inning, no score), fought back, but was unable to prevent the team from losing.
Texas’ leadoff hitter Nathaniel Rowe reached base in the top of the second inning with a single. Jonah Haim struck out, but Leody Taveras connected on a single with one out, runners on first and third base, and Josh Young scored the first run with an RBI sacrifice fly.
For Tampa Bay, Curtis Mead hit a single in the bottom of the second inning. With 1 out and runners on second base, led by Manuel Margot’s sacrifice bunt, Taylor Walls hit a single, creating a chance for runners on 1st and 3rd with 1 out. However, Jose Siri attempted a surprise bunt but was caught by a fly ball, and Rene Pinto struck out and failed to score. With one out in the third inning, Randy Arozarena hit a double to create another chance to score, but Harold Ramirez and Isaac Paredis were both dismissed by fly balls.
Texas created a chance for 2nd and 3rd bases with 2 outs in the top of the 4th inning with Haim’s single and Evan Carter’s double. However, Marcus Semien was caught with a fly ball at shortstop. In the fifth inning, leadoff hitter Corey Seager hit a double, and Texas had a chance to load the bases with no outs thanks to Robbie Grossman’s walk and Adolis Garcia’s hit, and succeeded in scoring on Tyler Glasnow’s wild pitch. Haim was singled out with a walk and had another chance to load the bases, but both Taveras and Young struck out, so no additional runs were scored.
Texas, ahead 2-0, had a chance to reach first and second base with no outs in the sixth inning thanks to walks by Carter and Semien. Seager hit a timely hit with one RBI, and center fielder Jose Siri’s throwing error resulted in one more run.
Texas, with its winning lead, took an important first game victory with Chapman and LeClerk cleaning up the remaining innings.