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Adolis García homered twice and drove in five runs as the Texas Rangers reached their first World Series in 12 years with an 11-4 blowout of the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series. García, the ALCS MVP, went deep for the fourth straight game and set a record for RBIs in a postseason series with 15 as the road team took every game. Corey Seager got things started for the Rangers with a long home run in the first inning. Nathaniel Lowe also connected for Texas — one of six major league teams without a World Series title. After winning their Lone Star State showdown with defending champion Houston, the wild-card Rangers open the World Series at home Friday night against Arizona or Philadelphia.
Cristian Javier flopped and the Houston Astros never recovered, losing 11-4 to the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series. Javier got the start and recorded just one out, allowing three runs and four hits in the first inning. So much for Houston’s bid for baseball’s first repeat champion since the Yankees won three in a row from 1998 to 2000. The Astros’ trouble at home finally caught up to them. Houston went 39-42 at Minute Maid Park during the regular season, but it secured the AL West title with a win at Arizona and a Texas loss on the final day. It went 1-5 at home in the playoffs.
Texas Rangers slugger Adolis García is the AL Championship MVP after setting a record for RBIs in a postseason series with 15 and extending his home run streak to four games. The Cuban slugger known as “El Bombi” went deep twice in their 11-4 win in Game 7 over the Houston Astros to advance to the World Series. He had an opposite-field solo homer in the third and added another solo shot in the eighth that pushed the Rangers to an 11-3 lead. He struck out four times in Game 6 before a grand slam in the ninth inning of that 9-2 win.
KAKAMEGA, Kenya (AP) — Thousands of people braved the rain and cold to attend an annual bullfighting competition in western Kenya over the weekend, some of them sitting in trees or on hilltops to witness…
Kirk Cousins connected with rookie Jordan Addison for two first-half touchdowns, Camryn Bynum intercepted San Francisco’s Brock Purdy twice in the fourth quarter, and the Minnesota Vikings beat the 49ers 22-17. Christian McCaffrey scored twice for the 49ers. They lost their second straight game for the first time in a 34-game stretch and fell to 5-2. The Vikings improved to 3-4. Cousins went 35 of 45 for 378 yards. Addison had seven receptions for 123 yards.
Tommy Pham and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit back-to-back homers and Merrill Kelly struck out eight to help the Arizona Diamondbacks force Game 7 of the NL Championship Series with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The winner of Tuesday night’s game advances to the World Series against Texas, which beat Houston on Monday night for the AL pennant. The Diamondbacks came ready in Game 6 to back up the bold pregame words from manager Torey Lovullo and tamed Phillies bats and the hostile home crowd.
Bryan Abreu gave up Nathaniel Lowe’s two-run homer in the Houston Astros’ 11-4 loss to the Texas Rangers in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series after his two-game suspension for intentionally throwing at Adolis García delayed until the start of next season. Abreu was suspended Saturday by MLB senior vice president Michael Hill, a day after the incident. The reliever appealed, allowing him to pitch in Game 6, and a hearing was held Monday before John McHale Jr., a special assistant to baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred. McHale put off the suspension until the regular season.
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Giannis Antetokounmpo has indicated on social media that he has agreed to a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. The post came as ESPN reported that the two-time MVP had agreed on a three-year extension worth $186 million, with a player option for the 2027-28 season. Antetokounmpo’s announcement came Monday while Minnesota’s Jaden McDaniels, Washington’s Deni Avdija and Orlando’s Cole Anthony led the first wave of fourth-year players to reach agreements on contract extensions ahead of the NBA’s deadline.
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Jake Allen made 36 saves to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night. Allen made several big stops in net for the Canadiens, guiding Montreal to its second win in a row. Brendan Gallagher, Justin Barron and Tanner Pearson scored for Montreal. Jeff Skinner scored for the Sabres, who dominated the flow of play and outshot Montreal 37-27, but Buffalo was unable to capitalize on the scoreboard. Eric Comrie made 24 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies are set to play their first Game 7 in franchise history. The Phillies lost 5-1 to the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 6 . Kyle Schwarber, Trea Turner and Bryce Harper all went hitless for the Phillies. The Phillies send left-hander Ranger Suárez to the mound in Game 7. Manager Rob Thomson said ace Zack Wheeler would be available to pitch out of the bullpen.
The Las Vegas Aces celebrated their second consecutive WNBA championship Monday night on the Strip and said they aren’t done. The Aces became the first WNBA team in 21 years to win back-to-back titles, defeating the New York Liberty in four games. Las Vegas won the 2022 title in four games against the Connecticut Sun. This is the second year in a row the Aces paraded down Las Vegas Boulevard. The NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights partied on the Strip and at Toshiba Plaza in June after winning the Stanley Cup.