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Diamondbacks vs Rangers: when is the first game of the World Series? Dates and schedule

For the first time in history the Texas Rangers and Arizona Diamondbacks as teams meet in the MLB World Series beginning Friday night at Arlington, Texas.

The World Series trophies
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The Arizona Diamondbacks have reached the World Series for the first time in 20 years since their championship win 2001. After a hard-fought series against the Philadelphia Phillies, the D-backs emerged victorious after seven games to secure the National League pennant. They won 4-2 against Philly in a thrilling contest at Citizens Bank Park on Tuesday, which has guaranteed them at least two World Series games at Chase Field.

In the World Series, the D-backs will face the Texas Rangers, who also had a tough seven-game series in the American League Championship Series (ALCS). On Monday, the Rangers beat the No. 2 seeded Houston Astros on the road in a nail-biting game to win the ALCS. As the lower seed, the D-backs will travel to Arlington for Games 1 and 2, hoping to take an early lead in the series. This promises to be an exciting World Series, and both teams’ fans eagerly anticipate the showdown.

The Texas Rangers and the Arizona Diamondbacks made it to the playoffs, with the Rangers finishing the regular season with 90 wins and 72 losses. In comparison, the Diamondbacks ended with 84 wins and 78 losses. As a result of their higher number of wins, the Rangers secured home-field advantage.

The Arizona Diamondbacks have a rich history, winning their first and only World Series in 2001. This year’s championship marks their first appearance in the World Series since their 2001 victory.

On the other hand, the Texas Rangers have never won the World Series, despite reaching the final twice, in 2010 and 2011. Unfortunately, they lost both times and want to change their fortunes this year.

Diamondbacks vs Rangers: dates and schedule

Here is the full schedule:

  • Game 1: at Texas, Friday, Oct. 27
  • Game 2: at Texas, Saturday, Oct. 28
  • Game 3: at Arizona, Monday, Oct. 30
  • Game 4: at Arizona, Tuesday, Oct. 31
  • *Game 5: at Arizona, Wednesday, Nov. 1
  • *Game 6: at Texas, Friday, Nov. 3
  • *Game 7: at Texas, Saturday, Nov. 4

*- played if neccesary