What to make of Adolis Garcia, Rangers’ loss in Game 5
(AP photo/Julio Cortez)
ARLINGTON — The flyball Adolis Garcia hit in the sixth inning took its sweet time becoming a three-run home run, but clear the fence it did.
The Rangers, down 2-1, jumped into a 4-2 lead that a combination of Josh Sborz, Aroldis Chapman and Jose Leclerc managed to hold into the eighth inning.
The home half started with Bryan Abreu walking Evan Carter ahead of Garcia’s first plate appearance since the home run, which he had celebrated with a long walk and a spike of his bat before he took his trot around the bases.
Abreu’s next pitch came buzzing in at 99 mph, looking like it was filled with intent as it caught Garcia in the left biceps.