The Texas Rangers force a winner-take-all Game 7 against the Houston Astros
The GIST: From late-inning heroics to lights out pitching performances to legendary first pitches, October baseball was at its best this weekend. And there’s even more on deck, with two potential World Series berth–clinchers tonight.
Texas Rangers feeling grand, force Game 7 vs. Houston Astros: The reigning champ ’Stros seemed destined for a third straight World Series appearance, but the Rangers said not so fast, winning last night’s road Game 6 9–2 to set up the best two words in sports: Game 7, tonight at 8:03 p.m. ET.
- A Houston win at home (something they’ve struggled with) sends them back to the game’s biggest stage, while a Rangers’ victory secures their first Fall Classic appearance since 2011. It all comes down to this.
Philadelphia Phillies one win away from World Series return: This series is giving Halloween spirit. After the Arizona Diamondbacks returned from the dead (aka a three-run deficit) to pull off a stunning Game 4 victory on Friday, the Phils did the monster mash on Saturday, blasting three home runs in their 6–1 Game 5 win.
- Now one dub away from a second straight World Series berth, the Fightins can clinch back at home — where they’re undefeated this postseason — tonight at 5:07 p.m. ET. Don’t miss it.