Summary: Max Scherzer struggles again against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series, as the Astros take a 5-0 lead.
Max Scherzer’s first start for the Texas Rangers in over a month didn’t go as planned. In Game 3 of the AL Championship Series, Scherzer was roughed up by the Houston Astros, allowing five runs in just four innings. The Astros took a commanding 5-0 lead thanks to a wild pitch and a two-run single by Martín Maldonado. Jose Altuve also added a leadoff homer in the third inning. This is Scherzer’s second consecutive rough postseason start, as he struggled in the Wild Card Series with the New York Mets last season. Despite his postseason experience, Scherzer continues to struggle against the Astros, who acquired him from the Mets in a deadline deal this summer.
Tags: Astros, Rangers, Max Scherzer, AL Championship Series, postseason, baseball