Game 4 of the 2023 World Series between the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks began with the news that Texas will be without ALCS MVP Adolis Garcia and valuable trade deadline acquisition Max Scherzer. It ended with the Rangers beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-7 to take a 3-1 series lead.
Texas led 10-0 after three innings, thanks in large part to the $500 million average infield of Marcus Semien and Corey Seager. Semien’s two-run triple followed by Seager’s two-run home run in the second inning gave the Rangers a five-run lead before Semien broke it open with a three-run home run in the third.
Jonah Heim added a home run in the eighth inning, and the D-backs were able to get some late runs going thanks in large part to Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s four-RBI performance, including a three-run eighth-inning home run.
Josh Jung also played an offensive catalyst in addition to his usually stellar defense, going three-hit and scoring the game’s first run on a wild pitch. Travis Jankowski also pitched admirably in his first playoff start in place of Garcia, with two runs, two hits and two RBI.
The Rangers can now shut out the Diamondbacks and win the first World Series title in their 63-year franchise history with a win on Wednesday (5:03 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App).
Check out the full highlights and all the highlights from Game 4 below!
Marte’s record is growing!
Ketel Marte’s leadoff single in the bottom of the first inning means his MLB-record postseason hitting streak has now reached an incredible 20 games.
Marte tried to stay true to the D-backs’ mentality of causing havoc on the base paths, but Rangers catcher Jonah Haim was ready to catch Arizona’s leadoff man trying to steal second base.
Arizona’s D. Baxter Bobcat mascot gets his “Toy Game” for Halloween.
Young and restless!
It was Texas’ turn to play small ball when Josh Jung doubled, advanced to third on a groundout, then scored on a wild pitch for the game’s first run.
Semien is coming!
Marcus Semien officially shook off a tough playoff streak with two outs and two triples to give the Rangers a 3-0 lead in the second inning.
WORLD. SERIES. SEAGER.
Corey Seager smashed another deep into Chase Field for his third home run in four games of this World Series, cementing his status as the all-time World Series home run leader among MLB shortstops.
Marcus Semien’s two-run triple and Corey Seager’s two-run homer extend Rangers lead against D-backs
The Rangers are looting!
Travis Jankowski, starting in place of the injured Adolis Garcia, hit a two-run, bases-loaded single to extend the inning — only for Semien to follow by smashing a three-run home run to give the Rangers a 10- 0 and their second fifth in as many innings.
Marcus Semien BLASTS three-run home run to extend Rangers’ big lead over Diamondbacks
Social media reacts to Rangers’ rake
“Celebrities” in the Chase Field Halloween Booths!
Many costumed fans were present.
What a catch!
That great sliding grab by Travis Jankowski ended the seventh inning – and avoided a scary collision with Marcus Semien.
Rangers’ Travis Jankowski makes a catch to get Geraldo Perdomo out
Time to go home!
Jonah Haim added another for Texas on a solo home run against the Rangers’ bullpen in right field — followed by closer Jose LeClair, who will likely get a night off with his 10-man team.
Jonah Haim HITS solo home run to extend Rangers lead over Diamondbacks
Corey Seager’s AMAZING stats
Do we have a new Mr. October?
The snakes are still somewhat alive
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. gets a few runs back with a three-run home run to center field, Arizona’s first home run since Game 2.
D-backs’ Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hits three-run home run to cut Rangers lead
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