The whole lot’s larger in Texas. This 12 months, that extends to the playoff video games.
For the primary time, all ALCS video games will probably be performed deep within the coronary heart of Texas, with the Astros and Rangers rising from their division sequence because the winners.
A lot of the 2023 season has been concerning the Astros vs. the Rangers. The race for the AL West title got here right down to the ultimate day of the season, with the Astros securing the title solely after the Mariners beat Texas on the ultimate day to drop the 2 to even information, giving Houston the tiebreaking edge.
In the course of the common season, these groups met up 13 occasions, with the Astros largely dominating the sequence, profitable 9 of the video games — together with a September sweep in Arlington — and outscoring the Rangers 93-74.
The ALCS matchup additionally locations groups with reverse postseason success towards each other. Each franchises have been round for almost the identical period of time, with Houston having been based in 1962 because the Colt .45s and the Rangers courting again to 1972 when the Senators moved from Washington to Texas.
Of their histories, the Astros have reached the World Collection 5 occasions, with wins coming in 2017 and 2022. The Rangers, nonetheless, have reached the World Collection solely twice, which got here in 2010 and 2011. They misplaced within the back-to-back World Collection, falling first to the Giants after which to the Cardinals.
Hoping to catch the 2023 ALCS? This is all you want to watch the sequence.
Astros vs. Rangers schedule
- Sport: Sport 1
- Date: Sunday, Oct. 15
- First pitch: 8:15 ET
The Astros will host the Rangers in Sport 1 of the ALCS to kick off the primary playoff assembly between in-state rivals.
|Date||Sport||Begin time (ET)||TV channel||End result|
|Sunday, Oct. 15||Rangers at Astros||8:15 p.m.||Fox||—|
|Monday, Oct. 16||Rangers at Astros||4:37 p.m.||Fox/FS1||—|
|Wednesday, Oct. 18||Astros at Rangers||8:03 p.m.||FS1||—|
|Thursday, Oct. 19||Astros at Rangers||8:03 p.m.||FS1||—|
|Friday, Oct. 20||Astros at Rangers*||5:07 p.m.||FS1||—|
|Sunday, Oct. 22||Rangers at Astros*||8:03 p.m.||FS1||—|
|Monday, Oct. 23||Rangers at Astros*||8:03 p.m.||Fox/FS1||—|
* – If vital
MORE: Rangers vs. Astros Sport 1 odds, props, predictions: ALCS sequence preview
Learn how to watch 2023 MLB playoff video games
The American League Championship Collection will probably be carried by the Fox household of networks, with the video games lined as much as be broadcast on both Fox or FS1. The World Collection may also be broadcast on Fox, whereas the Nationwide League Championship Collection will solely be on TBS.
Astros vs. Rangers dwell streams
- Dwell stream: Fox Sports activities app, Fubo (U.S.) | Sportsnet NOW
These hoping to stream the Astros and Rangers can discover it on both the Fox Sports activities app with a cable subscription or on Fubo, which affords a free trial and carries each Fox and FS1.
In Canada, followers can discover the ALCS video games on Sportsnet NOW.
Astros vs. Rangers odds
Heading into the sequence, BetMGM has the Astros as favorites to emerge from the ALCS, set at -140. The Rangers are at +115 to win the ALCS.
Up to date odds will be discovered at BetMGM.