Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers makes easy work of competition and advance to ALDS Both AL teams didn’t have to sweat much to sweep the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers are headed to the ALDS. Sometimes records can be deceiving. Especially when there are 162 games in a season. The Minnesota Twins and Texas Rangers couldn’t care less about regular season records right now. Both teams go into the ALDS after defeating the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Twins and Rangers entered the postseason with worse records than their rivals. The Blue Jays won two more games than the Twins but were still sixth, while Minnesota was third because they won their division. The Rays won nine more games than the Rangers. As did the Minnesota Twins – [ ] The Twins used a historic performance by rookie Royce Lewis, who hit two home runs in Game 1 to win 3-1. Today was pitching in Game 2.
Minnesota used six different pitchers, all of whom struck out. The Blue Jays had nine hits but left nine runners on base during the game. The Twins also left nine runners on base, but Carlos Correa’s single and Willi Castro’s GIDP gave the Twins the only two runs to secure a spot in the next round of the season. Minnesota will face the Houston Astros in the ALDS.
The Astros went 90-72 in the regular season, narrowly edging out the Rangers for the AL West crown. As Did the Texas Rangers Speaking of the Rangers, they dominated the Rays en route to the ALDS. Game 1 ended 4-0 as Tampa Bay had just six hits and four errors in the field. Jordan Montgomery was on fire on the Texas mound.
Today in Game 2, Texas got the bats rolling in the middle innings, scoring all seven of their runs in the 4th, 5th and 6th. The fourth inning was deadly for the Rays as Adolis Garcia hit a home run, Josh Jung hit an RBI triple and Evan Carter brought himself and Jung home with another back-to-back.
Now the Rangers are battling for first place with the Baltimore Orioles, who won 101 games in the regular season.