PHOENIX – Trick or treat, the Diamondbacks smell like dead meat.
The World Series isn’t over, but Tuesday night the Rangers sure made it look that way, with a Halloween display that put the franchise on the precipice of its first world championship.
This one got resolved quickly.
The Rangers scored 10 runs before the third inning concluded and rolled to an 11-7 victory over the D-backs in Game 4 of the World Series at Chase Field.
Marcus Semien, a no-show for most of this postseason, homered and drove in five runs and Corey Seager continued his October magic with his third homer of the series, blowing up Arizona manager Torey Lovullo’s bullpen game in a hurry.
The D-backs will attempt to rally from a 3-1 series deficit.
Only six teams have escaped that hole in the World Series – most recently the 2016 Cubs against Cleveland.
These unflappable Rangers extended their own record by winning a 10th straight road game to begin a postseason.
The 10-game road winning streak overall is also the longest in MLB postseason history, one ahead of the Yankees (1996-97) and (1937-42 – all of which were in the World Series).
Seager’s sixth homer of the postseason and third in this series gave the Rangers a 5-0 lead in the second.
Josh Jung doubled against Joe Mantiply to start the inning and with two outs scored on Miguel Castro’s wild pitch.
After Leody Tavares’ walk and Travis Jankowski’s single, Marcus Semien delivered a two-run triple.
Seager’s ensuing two-run blast gave him six homers in 17 career World Series games.
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