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MLB 2023 ALCS Postgame Notes Game 4

2023 ALCS: The road team has won all four games to begin the 2023 American League Championship Series…This is the seventh best-of-seven series all-time to have the road team win each of the first four games and first since the 2019 World Series when the road team won all seven contests…The only other LCS to have the road club win the first four games came in 1993 (Blue Jays won Games 1 and 2 in Chicago, before White Sox won Games 3 and 4 in Toronto…Toronto won the series in six games). (ELIAS) TEXAS RANGERS: With the loss, are now 7-2 overall in the 2023 Postseason and the 2023 ALCS is now tied up at 2-2…Have lost back-to-back games after winning each of their first seven to begin the playoffs.

  • Tonight’s attendance of 42,060 was the second-largest crowd for a Rangers game in Globe Life Field history, behind only the 42,368 fans last night. ANDREW HEANEY: Did not factor in the decision after allowing three earned runs on four hits with one walk and no strikeouts…Shortest start of career (regular season or Postseason) and shortest start in Rangers Postseason history (previous was 2.0+ IP by Derek Holland in Game 4 of 2015 ALDS vs. Toronto and Colby Lewis in Game 3 of 2016 ALDS at Toronto).
  • Tonight was third career Postseason appearance (second start) and second outing of the 2023 playoffs for Texas…His previous start came on Oct. 7 in Game 1 of the ALDS at Baltimore (ND; 3.2 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO). DANE DUNNING: Took the loss after allowing three earned runs on three hits across 2.2 innings of relief work…Entered the game in the 1st inning…All three runs allowed came in the top of the 4th inning after each of the Astros first three batters reached base in that frame, and would ultimately score.
  • ADOLIS GARCÍA: Recorded his third home run of the 2023 Postseason with a solo shot in the 2nd inning to cut the Astros lead to 3-1.
  • Has hit safely in eight of nine Postseason games for Texas…The three home runs are tied with Josh Jung for the team lead in the 2023 playoffs. COREY SEAGER: Hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning to tie up the score at 3-3…Has reached base in eight of nine Rangers playoff games this year and has been on base (via H, BB, or HBP) 22 total times in the nine games.
  • Now has 15 career Postseason home runs, which rank third all-time by a shortstop, behind Derek Jeter (20) and Carlos Correa (18).
  • His nine career Postseason home runs at Globe Life Field are the most in the history of the ballpark (Cody Bellinger is second with four). HOUSTON ASTROS: Improve to 5-3 overall this Postseason and even up the 2023 American League Championship Series at 2-2.
  • Including the regular season, have won seven straight games at Globe Life Field and eight of nine overall for the year…During this seven game win streak at Globe Life Field, the Astros have outscored the Rangers 74-32.
  • Teams that win Game 4 to tie up a seven-game Postseason series at 2-2 have gone on to win the series 31 of 65 times (47.6%), including eight of 19 times in the LCS (42.1%). DUSTY BAKER: Earned his 56th career postseason win as Manager, which ranks fourth all-time, trailing only Joe Torre (84), Tony La Russa (71) and Bobby Cox (67). JOSÉ URQUIDY: Took a no-decision after working 2.1 innings and allowing three earned runs on five hits with one walk and one strikeout…Two of the three runs allowed came on solo homers (by Adolis García and Corey Seager).
  • Four of five runs allowed this Postseason have been on solo homers.
  • Tonight was 14th career Postseason appearance (eight start) and second start of the 2023 Postseason…Was the winning pitcher for Astros in the clinching Game 4 of the ALDS at Minnesota. JOSÉ ABREU: Hit a three-run homer in the 4th inning to give Houston a 7-3 lead…The homer traveled 438 ft., marking his third homer this Postseason to go 430+ ft…Is the first player in the Statcast era (since 2015) with three 430+ ft HR in a single Postseason.
  • His four home runs this Postseason are tied for fifth-most in a single Postseason by a player age 36-or-older, behind Barry Bonds (8 in 2002), Larry Walker (6 in 2004), 2013 David Ortiz (5 in 2013) and Willie Stargell (5 in 1979. (credit: MLB’s Sarah Langs)
  • Fifth player in Astros Postseason history to have a home run and stolen base in the same game, joining Carlos Beltran, Colby Rasmus, George Springer and Jose Altuve. ALEX BREGMAN: Recorded a two-RBI triple in the 1st inning to open the scoring and give Houston a 2-0 lead…Marked his first career postseason triple.
  • The triple was his 34th career Postseason extra-base hit, which is tied (with Carlos Correa and George Springer) for second-most in Astros playoff history, trailing only Jose Altuve (45).
  • The two RBI tonight give him 52 for his Postseason career, which ranks second in Astros history, behind the 59 RBI by Carlos Correa. JOSE ALTUVE: Recorded his 10th career Postseason game with 3+ hits, which ranks tied with Carlos Correa for third all-time, behind Derek Jeter (12) and Bernie Williams (12)…Led off the game with a double and added a single in the second inning and double in the 8th inning (originally ruled a home run but was overturned by a Crew Chief review).
  • Tonight was his 100th career Postseason game…Became the seventh player all-time with 100+ playoff games played, joining Derek Jeter (158), Jorge Posada (125), Bernie Williams (121), David Justice (112), Manny Ramirez (111) and Yadier Molina (104). CHAS MCCORMICK: Hit his third career Postseason home run and first of the 2023 playoffs with a two-run homer in the 7th inning to give Houston a 9-3 lead…Has now hit safely in 14 of his 18 Postseason starts since 2022. RYNE STANEK: Recorded third career Postseason win and first since Game 1 of 2021 ALCS vs. Boston…Has a 2.00 ERA (18 IP – 4 ER) for his Postseason career.
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