The back-and-forth World Series continues Tuesday in Phoenix!
The Texas Rangers will look to add to their 2-1 series lead over the Arizona Diamondbacks following a 3-1 victory Monday. Texas improved to an incredible 9-0 on the road this postseason behind another mammoth home run from Corey Seager and a superb showing from its bullpen following Max Scherzer’s early exit.
Game 4 could be a bullpen affair, as the Rangers will send Andrew Heaney to the mound against Arizona’s Joe Mantiply. Heaney pitched 2/3 of an inning out of the ‘pen in Game 2, while Mantiply pitched a full frame of relief in Game 1 and has not thrown more than three innings in an appearance this season.
The biggest storyline heading into Tuesday’s Halloween matchup is the status of Rangers slugger Adolis García. The ALCS MVP and World Series Game 1 walk-off hero exited from Game 3 in the eighth after appearing to injure himself with what the Rangers called “left side tightness.” He is not in Texas’ Game 4 lineup, marking the first time he has not started a game in these playoffs.
Both García and star pitcher Max Scherzer, who exited after the third inning in Game 3, have been ruled out for the remainder of the World Series and replaced on the Rangers’ roster.
[Related: ALCS MVP Adolis García out for the rest of the World Series; how do Rangers adjust?]
Check out the full highlights and all the top moments from Game 4 below!
Texas Rangers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (8:03 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app)
Game 4 lineups; latest on Max Scherzer, Adolis García
The D-backs and Rangers have released their Game 4 lineups. Arizona manager Torey Lovullo has made his usual adjustment when facing a left-handed pitcher, swapping the right-handed Ketel Marte above the left-handed Corbin Carroll at the top of the batting order.
García is at Chase Field in workout clothes, but is not in Texas’ Game 4 starting lineup, replaced by backup Travis Jankowski
BREAKING: Scherzer, García off World Series roster
Both the star right-hander Scherzer and the clutch-hitting García have been ruled out for the rest of the fall classic, and have been replaced on the Rangers’ roster by pitcher Brock Burke and utility player Ezequiel Duran, respectively.
BREAKING: Adolis García and Max Scherzer taken off Rangers’ Game 4 roster | MLB on FOX
MLB on FOX analyst John Smoltz also told Ben Verlander who on the Rangers needs to step up in García’s absence.
BV x #MVPCC!
The “Flippin’ Bats” hosts caught up with one of Ben Verlander’s favorite players, star D-backs rookie Corbin Carroll.
The “MLB on FOX” crew is getting into the spooky spirit with some custom-carved pumpkins and a dressed-up drone, while the World Series participants shared themselves how they celebrate Halloween.
What should Christian Walker have done?
Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz and Derek Jeter gave their takes on Arizona’s Christian Walker getting thrown out on a pivotal play at home plate in Game 3.
Derek Jeter, David Ortiz and the ‘MLB on FOX’ crew discuss Diamondbacks’ Christian Walker getting thrown out at home plate
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