Towards the top!’
The American Major League Baseball (MLB) Houston Astros are aiming for the throne once again. Successfully advanced to the American League Championship Series (ALCS, best of 7 series) for the 7th consecutive year. They won 3-2 in Game 4 of the ‘2023 MLB’ AL Division Series (best of 5) against the Minnesota Twins held at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on the 12th. With this, Houston, with a series record of 3 wins and 1 loss, heads to the next stage. It was the moment when they achieved the feat of advancing to the ALCS for 7 consecutive years since 2017. It is the AL’s longest record.
The two cannon shots were effective. In the bottom of the first inning, Minnesota’s Royce Lewis took the lead with a solo home run, but did not waver. I chased after him right away. Michael Brantley reported the tying run after two outs in the top of the second inning. It’s not the end. In the top of the 4th inning, Jose Abreu’s bat came back strong this time. In a one-out, first-base opportunity created by Jordan Alvarez’s hit, he attacked pitcher Tilba’s two-pitch, four-seam fastball. The batted ball flew like a bullet and led to a two-run hit that hit the right-center outfield wall.
On the way to the World Series (WS), Houston’s ALCS opponent is the Texas Rangers. Texas entered fall baseball as a wild card. They defeated the Wild Card Series against the Tampa Bay Rays (2 wins, undefeated) and the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles (3 wins, undefeated). They made it to the ALCS for the first time in 12 years. They will face off starting on the 16th. Attention is focused on what strategies veteran Houston coach Dusty Baker and Texas coach Bruce Bochy will use. In particular, Coach Baker received his first ring by leading Houston to the WS championship last year.먹튀검증
Meanwhile, in the National League (NL), the Philadelphia Phillies are gaining speed. On this day, they won 10-2 in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Atlanta Braves. He hit 6 home runs, tying the MLB postseason (PS) record for a single game. It has been eight years since the Chicago Cubs’ 3rd game of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals in 2015 that six home runs were hit in an MLB PS game. With a series record of 2 wins and 1 loss, they only need to win one more game to advance to the NLCS.