The Houston Astros are in Arlington for Game 3 of the ALCS, facing the Texas Rangers on Wednesday evening.
Christian Javier was the starting pitcher for the Astros, and Max Scherzer for the Rangers.
Follow along as KPRC 2 Sports Director Randy McIlvoy, Sports Reporter Ari Alexander, and Digital Producer Ana Gonzalez will bring you the biggest plays and moments from the game.
7:03 p.m. Astros due up to bat. Jose Altuve first at-bat with a fly-out. Scherzer strikes out Michael Brantley, who moved up second in the batting order. 2 outs. Alex Bregman flies it out.
7:10 p.m. Christian Javier enters the mound. Rangers’ Marcus Semien pops out to Altuve, and Corey Seager flies out to Mauricio Dubon. Evan Carter strikes out.
7:17 p.m. Astros at bat. Yordan Alvarez due up. He was hit-by-pitch with a cutter on the back foot. He was briefly checked out and sent to first base. Jose Abreu was struck out by Scherzer. 1 out.
Kyle Tucker next up. He was sent to first base while Alvarez moved to 2nd. Mauricio Dubon is next. He hits a single toward left field and stops at 1st base. All bases are loaded.
Jeremy Pena is next. He flies it out. Bases remain loaded with 2 outs.
Gteat start for #Astros . 1 run on wild pitch then 2 RBI single from Martin Maldonado who was thrown out at 2nd. 3-0 Bot 2— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) October 19, 2023
Martin Maldonado is next. Max Scherzer throws a wild pitch, leading Alvarez to score at home. Score is now 1-0 Astros.
7:28 p.m. Maldonado hits an RBI single to left field. Kyle Tucker and Mauricio Dubon score home. Maldonado is out at 2nd. Score is now 3-0 Astros with 3 outs.
7:30 p.m. Rangers now at-bat. Adolis Garcia due up and grounds out. Jonah Heim pops out to 3rd base. Mitch Garver flies out to Kyle Tucker. 3 outs.
7:38 p.m. Astros batting order returns on top with Altuve back on. After a 1-2 count, Altuve homers toward center field. Score is now 4-0 Astros.
Michael Brantley flies out to left field, Alex Bregman pops out to second base, and Yordan Alvarez pops out to shortstop. 3 outs.
7:45 p.m. Rangers now at bat. Nathaniel Lowe due up, he pops out at center field. Josh Jung strikes out. 2 outs.
Leody Taveras takes first base after four balls.
Rangers batting order returns to the top with Marcus Semien, who grounds out. 3 outs.
Velo up.— Ari Alexander (@KPRC2Ari) October 19, 2023
Vertical break down.
Javier’s fastball looks closer to 2022 right now.
7:55 p.m. - Astros return to bat. Jose Abreu hits a double, arrives at 2nd base. Kyle Tucker grounds out, with Abreu briefly making a move to 3rd base. 1 out.
Mauricio Dubon singles to center field while Abreu scores. Dubon remains on 1st base. It’s 5-0 Astros.
Jeremy Pena and Martin Maldonado struck out. 3 outs.
8:05 p.m. Rangers now at bat. Corey Seager flies out to center, while Evan Carter strikes out, and Adolis Garcia flies out to center. 3 outs.
Mauricio Dubon RBI knock to CF scores Jose Abreu . 5-0 #Astros w/1 out in 4th.— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) October 19, 2023
Double-Gold Glove nominee Mauricio Dubón is absolutely cooking Big Game Max Scherzer.— Ari Alexander (@KPRC2Ari) October 19, 2023
8:15 p.m. Rangers make a pitching change ahead of Astros’ at-bat. Cody Bradford replaces Max Scherzer.
Jose Altuve back at it again. He flies it out toward center field. Michael Brantley pops it out to 3rd base. Alex Bregman lines out to right field. 3 outs.
8:25 p.m. Rangers return. Jonah Heim pops out to 3rd base. Mitch Garver grounds out. 2 outs. Nathaniel Lowe hits a single toward left field, heads to 1st base.
That Jung 2 out blast just woke up Globe Life Park. Now 5-2 #Astros lead— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) October 19, 2023
8:29 p.m. Josh Jung hits a 2-run home run to right center field. Score is now 5-2 with Astros in the lead.
Leody Taveras flies out to left field with 3 outs.
8:35 p.m. - Yordan Alvarez due up. He flies out to center field. 1 out.
8:37 p.m. - Rangers make a pitching change. Chris Stratton replaces Cody Bradford. Jose Abreu lines out to right field. 2 outs.
Kyle Tucker heads to 1st base after four balls. Mauricio Dubon flies out to right field. 3 outs.
8:45 p.m. - Marcus Semien due up for the Rangers. He flies out to left field. Corey Seagler also flies out. 2 outs.
Evan Carter hits a double and heads to 2nd base.
8:53 p.m. - Dusty Baker visits the mound to announce a pitching change. Christian Javier is replaced by Hector Neris.
Uncle Mike showing off his wheels! what a catch to end the 6th. 5-2 #Astros— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) October 19, 2023
9 p.m. - Adolis Garcia flies out to 2nd base, with Michael Brantley making the catch. 3 outs.
9:03 p.m. - Astros return. Jeremy Pena grounds out. 1 out.
Martin Maldonado drives a single toward left field and stops at 1st base. Jose Altuve singles at left field. Maldonado moves to 2nd base with Altuve 1st.
Rangers make a pitching change. Chris Stratton replaces Will Smith.
Michael Brantley lines out to center field. 2 outs. Alex Bregman walks to 1st base. All bases are loaded.
9:15 p.m - Yordan Alvarez hits an RBI single. Maldonado and Altuve head home. Alvarez stays on first and Bregman on 3rd. It’s 7-2 Astros.
9:17 p.m. - Rangers make a pitching change. Jon Gray replaces Will Smith.
Jose Abreu flies out to center field. 3 outs.
9:20 p.m. - Rangers due up. Jonah Heim flies out to right field, Mitch Garver strikes out. 2 outs.
Nathaniel Lowe hits a single and heads to first base.
9:28 p.m. Josh Jung hits a 2-run home run. It’s 7-4 with Astros remaining in the lead.
Leody Taveras flies out to left field. 3 outs.
9:29 p.m. - Kyle Tucker due up for the Astros. He walks to first base. Mauricio Dubon hits a single and heads to first base. Tucker heads to 3rd.
Jeremy Pena hits an RBI single, bringing Kyle Tucker home. Mauricio Dubon heads to 2nd base. Astros score 8-4.
Martin Maldonado strikes out. 1 out.
Jose Altuve grounds to a force out -- Mauricio Dubon is out at 3rd. Jeremy Pena moves to 2nd and Altuve to 1st. 2 outs.
9:37 p.m. - Rangers make another pitcher change. Martin Perez replaces Jon Gray.
Michael Brantley grounds out. 3 outs.
9:40 p.m. - Astros make a pitcher change. Bryan Abreu replaces Hector Neris.
9:43 p.m - Rangers due up. Marcus Semien walks to first base after four balls. Corey Seager flies out to left field. 1 out.
Evan Carter grounds out, with Semien moves to 2nd. 2 outs.
Adolis Garcia makes an RBI single, Semien heads home. Score is now 8-5 with Astros on top.
Jonah Heim flies out to center field. 3 outs.
9:52 p.m. - Astros up for the last time. Alex Bregman flies out to center field. 1 out.
Yordan Alvarez hits a single toward right field and heads to first base. Jose Abreu pops out to first base. 2 outs.
Kyle Tucker hits a double and heads to 2nd. Yordan Alvarez is out at home. 3 outs.
10:01 p.m. - Astros make a pitching change. Ryan Pressly replaces Bryan Abreu. Astros also make a defense change: Chas McCormick replaces Michael Brantley for left field.
10:02 p.m. - Rangers due up. Mitch Garver walks to first base after four balls. Nathaniel Lowe strikes out. 1 out.
10:07 p.m. - Rangers make an offensive change. Pinch-runner Travis Jankowski replaces Mitch Garver.
Josh Jung grounds to a double play. Both Jankowski and Jung are out. 3 outs.
10:10 p.m. - Astros win Game 3. Score is 8-5 over Rangers. Game 4 is Thursday at 7 p.m.