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Rangers’ Adolis Garcia: Getting hit by pitch after home run ‘was not right’

After the biggest home run of his career, Adolis Garcia took over 30 seconds to round the bases, admiring his three-run blast that gave the Texas Rangers a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning, but the next pitch he saw drilled him in his right elbow pad.

It was the Houston Astros who got the last laugh, as Jose Altuve’s three-run home run in the ninth inning gave Houston their third-straight win, all on the road, to take a 3-2 lead in the American League Championship Series.

But before Altuve’s blast, tempers were red-hot when Bryan Abreu plunked Garcia with a fastball. Abreu, Garcia and Astros manager Dusty Baker were all ejected after the benches cleared, causing a roughly 12-minute delay.

Now, Houston are one win away from making their third-consecutive World Series, and their fifth in the last seven years.

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