TEX·PHI, green light to advance to World Series with 2 consecutive wins
Simultaneous sweep of ALCS and NLCS → A record for the first time in 48 years
If the Texas Rangers of the American League Championship Series (ALCS) and the Philadelphia Phillies of the National League Championship Series (NLCS) advance to the World Series (WS) with four consecutive wins, a record-breaking record will be created for the first time in 48 years.
Texas won 5-4 in the second game away game of the 2023 Major League American League Championship Series (ALCS) against the Houston Astros held at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, on the 17th (Korean time).
On this day, Texas took advantage of an opponent’s defensive error in the top of the first inning to quickly score 4 points and take the win early. Nathan Evoldi’s quality start (less than 3 earned runs in 6 innings) with 5 hits (2 home runs), 1 walk, and 3 runs in 6 innings also played an important role in protecting the lead. Texas’ closing pitcher Jose Leclerc ended the game in the bottom of the 9th inning with a scoreless pitch.
Texas is seeking its first World Series win this season. In the first game against Houston held on the 16th, the team won 2-0 thanks to two solo home runs by Jonah Haim and Leody Taveras. There are only two steps left to advance to the World Series. If we advance to the World Series, it will be our first advancement in 16 years.
Max Scherzer was selected as the starting pitcher for Game 3 of the ALCS, which will be held on the 19th at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, the home stadium. Texas plans to completely take the lead in the series by sending out Scherzer, a veteran who won the World Series during his time with the Washington Nationals.
Currently, Texas has not recorded a single loss across all teams in the ALCS and NLCS. With two wins over the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Wild Card Series (ALWS), three wins over the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Division Series (ALDS), and two wins over Houston in the ALCS, they are recording seven consecutive wins in the 2023 postseason. They are determined to win the third game and are aiming for a series sweep.
Philadelphia also won 10-0 in the second game of the 2023 Major League Baseball National League Championship Series (NLCS) against the Arizona Diamondbacks held at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA on the 18th.
They made it 2-0 with solo shots by Trey Turner and Kyle Schwarber, who are swinging bats in the postseason, and scored 4 runs, including Schwarber’s multiple home runs in the bottom of the 6th inning, to secure the win. Philadelphia, who added 4 more runs in the bottom of the 8th inning, completed the win without allowing a run in the top of the 9th.
Following the first game held on the 17th, where they won 5-3 thanks to Jack Wheeler’s good pitching and the cannons of Bryce Harper, Schwarber, and Castellanos, they won two games in a row. Philadelphia also took the lead in the series with two wins. With Texas and Philadelphia both winning two games and advancing to the World Series, they may set a record of simultaneous sweeps of the ALCS and NLCS for the first time in 48 years.
The first record came in 1969, when the Championship Series was first established. At the time, the championship series was run as a best-of-five series. In the NLCS, the New York Mets advanced to the World Series with three consecutive wins against the Atlanta Braves, and the Baltimore Orioles swept games 1 through 3 of the ALCS against the Minnesota Twins.스포츠토토
The last record is 1975. The Boston Red Sox in the ALCS and the Cincinnati Reds in the NLCS both advanced to the World Series without losing a single game in the Championship Series. Since then, there has never been a time when a team advanced to the World Series by winning both the ALCS and NLCS at the same time. In addition, with the change to a best-of-seven series in 1985, it became more difficult to sweep the championship series.
If Texas and Philadelphia win both games 3 and 4, they will set a record for the first time in 48 years. It will be the first time since the best-of-seven format was introduced. Baseball fans are paying attention to whether both teams will be able to advance to the World Series by achieving unprecedented records.