Are the Texas Rangers Going to Make History or Will the Arizona Diamondbacks End a 22-Year World Series Drought?

Published 10/30/2023, 7:10 AM EDT

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Whoever wins, a long World Series drought will end in 2023. Whether it’s the Texas Rangers or Arizona Diamondbacks, this long-carried deficit is going to be a sweet victory. The World Series contenders have done a great job this season by leaving heavy-weight champions in the dust. As the Rangers and D-Backs now fight for the championship trophy, the tie makes things interesting. Ultimately, who gets to make history this October?

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The Rangers started their World Series journey with a 1-0 lead, but within 24 hours, their lead transformed into a 1-1 tie, as the Diamondbacks had their Game 2 win. As fans await the battle to continue on Tuesday, predictions become more difficult.

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It’s the season of the unexpected as two underdog teams fight the biggest war. No matter who wins this season, the MLB world will get a champion from the Wild Card club. Combining the entire regular season, these two teams have around 170 wins. It’s the least in the MLB World Series history, and to say that it’s rare would be an understatement.

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However, that’s not the first time the D-backs have made the impossible possible. In the 2001 World Series, the Snakes took down the dynasty Yankees with legendary players like Derek Jeter, Roger Clemens, and Mariano Rivera. Surprisingly, after that, they never really qualified for the Fall Classic fight before 2023.

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On the other hand, the Texas Rangers had qualified for the World Series fight a few times, but they lost each time. Last time they qualified to the World Series in 2010 and 2011 consecutively. However, both times they lost the trophy, once to the San Francisco Giants and second to the St. Louis Cardinals.

So, this season will be a great chance for both teams to finally end the drought at long last. But the question is, who will do it? The chances are still 50-50 for both teams, as five games are remaining, and currently, they are standing in a tie position.

Since the ultimate trial began, both teams have been giving their 100% to have the last smile, but the D-backs paused the winning endeavor of their opponent in Game 2.

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The Diamondbacks Blew Away the Rangers

After the disappointing defeat in Game 1, the Arizona-based team made an electrifying comeback. While the Rangers’ starting pitcher failed, Merrill Kelly and Ketel Marte swept away the opponent to lead their team to a 9-1 victory. The 35-year-old Kelly threw seven innings and had three-hit balls and nine strikeouts. Marte, on the other hand, extended his postseason hitting streak to 18 games.

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Later, Gabriel Moreno and Tommy Pham assisted them with their go-ahead homer and 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles. Though the final destination is still a bit away, who do you think will finally reach it? Share your thoughts with us in the comments!

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Antara Bhattacharyya is an MLB writer at EssentiallySports. With a graduation degree in English literature from a reputed institution, she has been actively involved in content writing for quite some time. Her love for sports writing dates back to her college days, and today, she has cemented her place with astute coverage of Major League Baseball.
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