Adolis Garcia continues his postseason home run fury…
Two innings after Corey Seager smashed a score-tying home run to send Game 1 of the World Series into extra innings, the 30-year-old Cuban professional baseball outfielder sliced an opposite-field walk-off home run into the right-field stands to give the Texas Rangers a 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Garcia, the hottest hitter on the planet in the moment, earlier in the game had tied David Freese for the most RBIs in a single postseason with 21. He then broke the record on a 97-mph sinker from right-hander Miguel Castro in the 11th inning that ran over the plate and into his unstoppable bat.
Garcia is coming off an American League Championship Series in which he hit five home runs and drove in 15 runs and now has homered in five consecutive games, one shy of the postseason record.
It was the first walk-off home run in a Game 1 of the World Series since Kirk Gibson limped around the bases in 1988.
“He’s just a bad man,” Rangers reliever Dane Dunning said. “Wow. That’s all I can really say. He’s just — he’s that guy.”