It was a wonderland in the desert on Wednesday night, as a moment fans have been waiting decades for had finally arrived: the Texas Rangers were crowned world champions for the first time in franchise history.
The Rangers defeated the Diamondbacks in five games, shutting out the Diamondbacks in the final game with a score of 5-0. Texas also capped off their incredible postseason, winning all 11 road games.
Rangers pitcher Nathan Eovaldi threw six solid innings, giving up four hits and five walks along with five strikeouts to be credited with the win.
On the other side, Zac Gallen was terrific for Arizona, throwing a perfect game into the fifth inning and a no-hitter into the seventh. Ultimately, the Texas offense found a way to get to him, and Gallen’s incredible game started going South.
Things were not strong offensively on either side for most of the game, but Arizona saw an abysmal performance, going 0-9 with runners in scoring position while leaving 11 men on base.
Corey Seager was named the World Series Most Valuable Player, earning this title for the second time in his career, also being crowned World Series MVP for the Los Angeles Dodgers back in 2020. In the World Series, Seager posted a 1.137 OPS along with six hits, 6 RBIs and three home runs in the five games. Seager jump-started the Rangers win in game five after breaking up Zac Gallen’s no-hit bid with a single in the 7th inning, later scoring the first run of the game. The Ranger’s star shortstop has undoubtedly established himself as a postseason legend.
The City of Arlington will celebrate the Texas Rangers with a parade and ceremony on November 3, 2023, at the Arlington Entertainment District, where Globe Life Field and AT&T Stadium are located. Following the parade, a public ceremony will occur in the North Plaza outside Globe Life Field, where players, the team’s manager, Bruce Bochy, and team executives will have the chance to speak. The event will also be broadcast on Bally Sports Southwest.