Rangers Take Early Lead in ALCS Game 2 Against Astros

         

Summary: The Texas Rangers are ahead 1-0 in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) as they face off against the Houston Astros in Game 2. The Rangers have the advantage after winning the first game of the series.

In Game 2 of the ALCS, the Texas Rangers are aiming to extend their lead against the Houston Astros after winning the first game. The Rangers are currently ahead 1-0 in the series. The Astros have a home record of 39-42 and an overall record of 90-72. They rank fifth in the American League (AL) with 222 total home runs. On the other hand, the Rangers have a road record of 40-41 and an overall record of 90-72. They rank third in MLB with 233 total home runs. This matchup between the Astros and the Rangers is the fifteenth meeting between the two teams this season. So far, the Astros have a 9-5 advantage in the season series. Yordan Alvarez is a standout performer for the Astros with 31 home runs and a slugging percentage of .583. Jose Abreu has been impressive for the team in the last 10 games, going 12-for-40 with four home runs and 14 RBI. For the Rangers, Corey Seager leads the team with a batting average of .327, along with 42 doubles, 33 home runs, 49 walks, and 96 RBI. Adolis Garcia has also been contributing with 10-for-40, three home runs, and six RBI in the last 10 games. The Astros have won 7 of their last 10 games, with a team batting average of .256 and an ERA of 2.43. The Rangers have also won 7 of their last 10 games, with a team batting average of .222 and an ERA of 2.48. Both teams have dealt with injuries. Lance McCullers Jr. and Luis Garcia are on the 60-Day Injured List for the Astros, while Ian Kennedy, Brad Miller, Jacob deGrom, Jake Odorizzi, and Brett Martin are on the 60-Day Injured List for the Rangers.

Tags: ALCS, Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, baseball, home runs, standout performers, injuries

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