The Houston Astros are at a challenging crossroads. Having lost four consecutive home games at Minute Maid Park to the Texas Rangers, including a jolting 9-2 defeat in ALCS Game 6 on Sunday, the team is now on the brink. The fierce Texan rivalry now boils down to one all-important showdown: ALCS Game 7, where the contender for the World Series from the American League will be determined.
In Game 6, it was the Rangers’ batting prowess that shone brightly, with nine runs tallied from 10 hits. The crescendo came when Adolis Garcia delivered a late-inning grand slam. While the majority of the match was neck-and-neck, Texas pulled away spectacularly, registering a whopping five runs in the ninth inning. On the mound, Rangers ace Nathan Eovaldi displayed his dominance, allowing only two earned runs over 6.1 innings, thereby stifling the ‘Orange Army’ yet again.
For fans eagerly awaiting the climax of this series, Game 7 between the Astros and Rangers is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 23, with a start time of 8:03 p.m. ET. This translates to 5:03 p.m. PT, 7:03 p.m. CST, and for enthusiasts in India, a bright and early 5:33 a.m. IST.
Craving live action? FOX Sports/FS1, the ALCS’s official broadcaster, has got you covered. For those inclined towards streaming, FoxSportsLive and the FoxSportsGo App offer the game, accessible via subscription. Additionally, cord-cutters can avail of free trials from platforms like FuboTV, Sling, and DirecTV. Meanwhile, Indian aficionados can catch the action on Fancode.
ALCS Game 7 Preview: Houston Astros vs Texas Rangers
Following a series deficit of 3-2, the Rangers clawed back to even the stakes. Game 7 promises an enticing pitching rematch from ALCS Game 3, a contest the Astros clinched with an 8-5 scoreline. Houston’s post-season stalwart, Cristian Javier, sporting a 10-5 record and a 4.56 ERA, will spearhead their defense.
In contrast, the Rangers have banked on their seasoned pitcher Max Scherzer, who boasts a 13-6 record and a 3.77 ERA. Intriguingly, in their prior face-off, Javier outclassed Scherzer, steering Houston to victory. As tensions mount, it remains to be seen which Texan titan will emerge triumphant.