The Texas Rangers are World Series champions.
To start Game 5 on Wednesday, the Diamondbacks turned things over to ace Zac Gallen, who struggled in his first World Series start against the Rangers, giving up three earned runs over five innings in Game 1. On the other side, the Rangers were looking for strong innings from starter Nathan Eovaldi so the team's overtaxed bullpen wouldn't have to be used as much.
Through six innings, Gallen was throwing a no-hitter, with the Rangers having mustered just one walk against him. Eovaldi, meanwhile, found himself in a jam nearly every inning — and got out of all of them to keep it 0-0.
Nathan Eovaldi doesn't care about your runners in scoring position!
He gets out of the bases loaded jam!
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In the seventh, the Rangers finally got something going, with leadoff hits from Corey Seager and Evan Carter putting some pressure on Gallen and Mitch Garver paying it off with an RBI single.
The Rangers tacked on four insurance runs in the ninth, making it 5-0, with the exclamation point a home run from Marcus Semien.
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The Rangers shortstop could not be stopped.
World Series 2023: Texas Rangers win first World Series title with 5-0 victory vs. Diamondbacks in Game 5
It was a thriller until the late innings, when the Rangers' bats broke it open to clinch the title.