2023 World Series Game 1 highlights: Rangers beat Diamondbacks on Adolis García walk-off

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By Samantha Rose

If Game 1 is an indication, any concerns about the 2023 World Series being “uninteresting” are greatly exaggerated. The Texas Rangers took an instant classic, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 behind Adolis Garcia’s 11th-inning walk-off home run after Corey Seager’s game-tying two-run blast in the ninth. 

García’s home run made him the new all-time MLB leader for RBIs in a single postseason with 22, surpassing the mark set by David Freese in 2011. 

García is also the second player in MLB history to hit a walk-off home run in his World Series debut and is tied for the second-most home runs in a single postseason in league history, one shy of his good friend Randy Arozarena.

It was already a vastly entertaining game even before the late heroics, as the D-backs became the first team to find consistent success against Nathan Eovaldi, causing chaos on the basepaths and getting clutch hits from stars Corbin Carroll and Ketel Marte and a home run from Tommy Pham.

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But the Rangers had the last laugh thanks to two of their star sluggers, Seager and García.

Check out all the highlights below!

1-2-3 Start!

Nathan Eovaldi retired the side in order to begin his long-awaited first career start in the World Series.

Carter cool

21-year-old Rangers rookie Evan Carter continued his incredible start to his MLB career, driving in Corey Seager for the series’ first run.

The kid is alright

Right where he left off!

ALCS MVP Adolis García continued his hot hitting, driving in Carter with an RBI single.

Whatever works!

Nearing history

Can you take me higher?

Excellent Eovaldi

Nathan Eovaldi struck out the side in the second, much to the delight of this Rangers fan who is apparently getting a head start on Halloween.

The Answerbacks strike back!

Who else but Corbin Carroll to leg out a two-run, game-tying triple in the top of the third?

Carroll wheels give D-backs the lead!

Corbin Carroll somehow beat Nathaniel Lowe’s throw home to give Arizona its first lead of this World Series.

Diamondbacks take a 3-2 lead over Rangers thanks to the speed of Corbin Carroll

Diamondbacks take a 3-2 lead over Rangers thanks to the speed of Corbin Carroll

Ketel Marte wins America free tacos!

Marte became the first player in the World Series to steal a base, meaning that Taco Bell’s annual “steal a taco” giveaway is back on!

Take a walk!

Zac Gallen ran into trouble again in the bottom of the third, issuing a two-out, bases-loaded walk to Mitch Garver to tie the game.

Go ahead Pham!

The Diamondbacks snatched the lead right back thanks to the first home run of the 2023 World Series courtesy of Tommy Pham.

Tommy Pham crushes a solo home run to give Diamondbacks a lead over Rangers

Tommy Pham crushes a solo home run to give Diamondbacks a lead over Rangers

Ketel adds another!

An RBI double from Ketel Marte gave Arizona a 5-3 lead over Eovaldi and the Rangers.

Ketel Marte smashes a double to extend Diamondbacks’ lead over Rangers

Ketel Marte smashes a double to extend Diamondbacks' lead over Rangers

Evan Longoria joins some Hall of Famers

Great speed, better play!

Corbin Carroll nearly had another hit, but the Rangers just barely beat his speed on this drag bunt.

Staying aggressive

Gallen recovered well

The D-backs ace caught up with Tom Verducci to chat about how he bounced back after a rough beginning to Game 1.

The World Series (Travis’s version)

NFL star Travis Kelce showed up at the World Series — and before you ask, no, his rumored girlfriend Taylor Swift was not with him, though Kelce was dancing to “Shake It Off.”

They. Are. Speed.

Gray strikes out the side

Rangers starter turned reliever kept his team within striking distance by striking out the side in the eighth inning.

Ginkel gets out of the jam!

Diamondbacks reliever Kevin Ginkel was able to retire Nathaniel Lowe and Josh Jung to get out of a two-on, one-out jam and preserve the Diamondbacks’ lead.

Air Adolis!

A nice leaping grab from Adolis García on a Corbin Carroll fly ball helped keep the Rangers’ deficit at two.

Rangers’ Adolis Garica makes a spectacular catch off Corbin Carroll

Rangers' Adolis Garica makes a spectacular catch off Corbin Carroll

COREY SEAGER HOME RUN FOR THE TIE

Rangers’ Corey Seager CRUSHES a two-run homer to even the score against Diamondbacks in ninth

Rangers' Corey Seager CRUSHES a two-run homer to even the score against Diamondbacks in ninth

VIVA EL BOMBÍ

ADOLIS GARCÍA CALLS GAME WITH AN 11TH-INNING WALK-OFF.

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