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Garcia’s 11th inning HR gives Rangers Game 1 over D’Backs

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Texas Rangers have taken Game 1 of the World Series. They won 6-5 in the 11th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.

With the win, the Rangers now lead 1-0 in the series. Game 2 of the series will be on Saturday night.

Texas Rangers star Aroldis Garcia celebrates with Aroldis Chapman in the dugout after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in Game One of the World Series
Aroldis Garcia celebrates with Aroldis Chapman in the dugout after defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 in Game One of the World Series (Photo by Bailey Orr/Texas Rangers/Getty Images)

After Saturday night, the series will switch to Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona for three games.

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Aroldis Garcia hit the game-winning home run in the 11th inning. It went 373 feet.

Corey Seager tied the game at 5-5 with a blast in the bottom of the ninth inning. Seager’s home run also scored Leody Tavares.

In the fifth inning, Ketel Marte doubled to center field. Gerald Perdomo also scored on the play to make it 5-3.

Tommy Pham made it 4-3 in the fourth inning. His home run was to left field.

Mitch Garver tied the game at 3-3 in the third inning. He drew a bases-loaded walk that scored Seager.

In the third inning, Marte grounded into a fielder’s choice to first base. Corbin Carroll scored to make it 3-2.

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Carroll tripled to center field. Alek Thomas and Evan Longoria scored to tie the game at 2-2.

The Rangers led 2-0 in the first inning. Evan Carter doubled to center field and scored Seager.

Then Garcia singled to left field and scored Carter.

Rangers close José Leclerc received the win, as he improved to 1-1 in the postseason. He went two innings and did not allow a run or a hit.

Diamondbacks pitcher Miguel Castro did not register an out. He allowed a run on one hit during his time on the mound.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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