10 amazing facts & stats from Game 4

November 1st, 2023

PHOENIX -- The Rangers staked themselves to a 3-1 World Series lead with an early outpouring of offense in Game 4.

Now, after an 11-7 victory over the D-backs at Chase Field, the Rangers are just one win from a title and have past postseason results on their side. In all best-of-seven postseason series, teams holding a 3-1 edge have gone on to win the series 78 of 92 times (85%).

Let’s dig in. Here’s a look at 10 stats and facts from Game 4:

1. homered again, becoming the second shortstop to hit a home run in consecutive World Series games. He joined Derek Jeter, who did it in Games 4 and 5 in 2000. We have now seen at least one player homer in back-to-back games in each of the last eight World Series. The last time it didn’t happen was 2015, which was the second consecutive such Fall Classic.

2. Seager is the first shortstop with three homers in a single World Series. He has 19 playoff home runs, passing Carlos Correa for second-most as shortstop in postseason history, behind only Jeter’s 20. Seager’s six World Series homers are three more than any other shortstop.

3. The Rangers have homered in 15 straight playoff games, extending the longest such streak in a single postseason. It’s the third-longest overall streak, behind a 23-gamer by the Yankees spanning 2019-22 and 17 straight by the D-backs across 2007-23, which ended earlier this postseason.

4. The Rangers hit for the cycle in the second inning. It was the 10th time a team did that in a World Series inning, and it had been a while. This was the first time a team hit for the cycle in a Fall Classic frame since Game 5 in 1991, when the Braves did so in both the fourth and eighth. It happened 19 times in the 2023 regular season, but none of those were by the Rangers.

5. The Rangers had 10 runs by the end of the third inning. That’s the third-most through three innings in a World Series game, behind only the D-backs in 2001 Game 6 and the Tigers in 1968 Game 6, with 12 each.

6. Those first 10 runs all came with two outs, the second-most in a World Series game, behind only the Red Sox with 11 in 2007 Game 1. That’s tied for the second-most in any postseason game, behind the aforementioned Red Sox and the Dodgers in 2020 NLCS Game 3, also with 11.

7. The Rangers became the third team with multiple five-plus run innings in a World Series game. The Yankees did it in the first and third innings of Game 5 in 1961 and the third and ninth innings of Game 2 in 1936. By doing so in the second and third innings, Texas is the first to do this in consecutive innings. It also became the first team to score at least five runs with two outs in multiple innings in any postseason game.

8. The win was Texas’ 10th straight on the road, setting the record for most consecutive road wins in postseason history, even spanning years, breaking a tie at nine with the 1996-97 Yankees and 1937-42 Yankees.

9. The Rangers are 10-0 when they score first this postseason. That’s tied for the longest win streak within a single postseason when scoring first, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. They’re tied with the 2018 Red Sox, 2017 Astros, 2012 Giants, 2004 Red Sox and 1998 Yankees.

10. And now for your daily streak update. has a 20-game postseason hitting streak, extending the longest in history. With 16 straight this postseason, he broke a tie with Alcides Escobar at 15 in 2015 for the longest single-postseason hitting streak. This also means Marte has reached base in all 20 postseason games he has played. That’s the third-longest on-base streak to start a postseason career, behind only 1966-71 Boog Powell (25) and 2015-17 Daniel Murphy (21).