Adolis García homered twice and drove in five runs as the Texas Rangers reached their first World Series in 12 years with an 11-4 blowout of the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series. García, the ALCS MVP, went deep for the fourth straight game and set a record for RBIs in a postseason series with 15 as the road team took every game. Corey Seager got things started for the Rangers with a long home run in the first inning. Nathaniel Lowe also connected for Texas — one of six major league teams without a World Series title. After winning their Lone Star State showdown with defending champion Houston, the wild-card Rangers open the World Series at home Friday night against Arizona or Philadelphia.

Tommy Pham and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit back-to-back homers and Merrill Kelly struck out eight to help the Arizona Diamondbacks force Game 7 of the NL Championship Series with a 5-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. The winner of Tuesday night’s game advances to the World Series against Texas, which beat Houston on Monday night for the AL pennant. The Diamondbacks came ready in Game 6 to back up the bold pregame words from manager Torey Lovullo and tamed Phillies bats and the hostile home crowd.