Texas Rangers’ Adolis Garcia Serves Up Sweet Revenge After Enduring a Storm of Boos and a Rough Start, Forcing the Game 7 Showdown

Published 10/23/2023, 1:10 AM EDT

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The magic has returned in the ALCS after daybreak, with the Texas Rangers leveling the series to take it to the final game. Notably, it was do-or-die for the Rangers after they lost their last three games to go a game down after a two-game lead. They did the same with Adolis Garcia coming out strong after a missed opportunity due to ejection in the last game.

The Lone Stars, battling the odds, had a perfect finish to take the battle of Texas to game seven. Interestingly, Garcia came out as a winner after starting on a slow note, completing his revenge in the unfavorable surroundings and boos impacting his output.

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Everything matters in the battle of playoffs, especially if a loss brings an end. The Texas Rangers, who have experienced a loss after leading the game, knew this. They did not take a chance and continued to compile runs, taking away the opportunity from the Astros to make a comeback. In the same line, Adolis Garcia played his role, too.

Garcia, who was struck out four times, made the entire game his own with a beautiful strike, denting the Astros in the ninth inning. He hit the grand slam to take the score to 9-2 against the Astros, who lost another home game of the season.


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Renowned MLB insider Bryan Hoch shared a post on this. It read, “Adolis Garcia, Houston’s least favorite Ranger, struck out in his first four plate appearances. He wasn’t going to do it a fifth. Garcia’s grand slam has Texas up big in the 9th as this ALCS appears headed for a Game 7.”

It was the perfect comeback from Garcia to finish the game with a run and four RBIs to his name. With this, he helped himself but also the Rangers, who can breathe their World Series dream again.


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A Perfect End to the Unfavorable Start for Garcia

The fifth game of the series had an incident that changed the shape of the series. The Rangers looked set for a lead after Garcia homered them in front. But his celebration changed the situation and fueled a fight in the next innings that led to multiple suspensions.

“I Don’t Think That’s the Correct Way”: Rangers’ Adolis García Slams ‘Classless’ Houston Astros After Alleged Poor Reaction to His Bold Home Run


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It eventually resulted in a break that hampered the Lone Stars more, who lost the game in the ninth innings. Many blamed Garcia for the unnecessary reaction that complicated the situation. With him struggling again, it looked bad for him. But the outfielder showed his clash, perfecting a comeback that set up a mouthwatering game-seven clash. Also, in a substantial form, Adolis would look to play a similar role in the next game to move it to the World Series. Will he be able to do so? Share your thoughts on this in the comments.


Written by:

Saurabh Saini


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Saurabh Saini is a senior MLB writer and content analyst for EssentiallySports. Having started as a baseball writer, Saurabh has a sound knowledge of the sport. Even before joining ES, he covered the MLB, NFL, and NHL for his previous organization, SportsKeeda.
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Sameen Nawathe