ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — José Abreu hit a three-run homer right after Yordan Alvarez’s tiebreaking sacrifice fly, and the Houston Astros pulled even in the AL Championship Series with a 10-3 victory over the Texas Rangers in Game 4 on Thursday night.
Houston, which led 3-0 only four batters into the game, responded immediately after Texas got even on Corey Seager’s opposite-field homer in the third inning.
Adolis García also homered for the wild-card Rangers, who have dropped two games in a row at home after starting this postseason with seven consecutive wins — six on the road.
Game 5 is Friday afternoon at Globe Life Field, where the Astros are 8-1 this season. The home team has yet to lead in this ALCS, which switches back to Houston for Game 6 on Sunday night.
PHOENIX (AP) — Ketel Marte capped a three-hit afternoon with a game-winning single in the ninth, rookie Brandon Pfaadt pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Arizona rallied to beat Philadelphia and close to 2-1 in the NL Championship Series.
On the verge of falling behind 3-0 in the best-of-seven playoff, the Diamondbacks tied the score on Lourdes Gurriel Jr.’s RBI double in the seventh — ending a 17-inning scoreless drought.
It was the third postseason walk-off win for the Diamondbacks. Marte has a 12-game postseason hitting streak.
Defending NL champion Philadelphia had opened the playoffs 7-1 and outscored the Diamondbacks 15-3 over two games at Citizens Bank Park, hitting six homers.
Pfaadt struck out nine and combined with Andrew Saalfrank, Thompson, Kevin Ginkel and Paul Sewald on a three-hitter. Sewald, who got the win, stranded Harper on second in the ninth when Alec Bohm took a called third strike.
Source: Yahoo Sports