The Houston Astros have shown an unprecedented level of comfort playing on the road this season.
At home, they were 39-42, while on the road they were 51-30 during the regular season.
It looks like those trends have followed them into the postseason.
Houston is undefeated on the road during the playoffs.
After falling into an 0-2 hole in the ALCS they showed no signs of panic and won the next two games in Arlington.
Now with the series tied at two games each, the Astros have all the momentum back on their side.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, the Astros have outscored the Rangers, 57-18, in their last five games in Arlington.
It is the best run differential in MLB history over a five-game span by a road team against a 90-win opponent.
The Astros have outscored the Rangers 57-18 (+39) in their last five games in Arlington.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 20, 2023
There is no such thing as a home-field advantage for the Rangers when they are playing the Astros.
Houston is one of the most experienced teams in baseball.
After all, they are playing in their seventh straight ALCS.
They know how to win games in all different venues.
Now the series is up for grabs in Game 5.
Houston will send Justin Verlander to the mound while the Rangers will send Jordan Montgomery.
It will be a rematch of Game 1 of this series.
That was a game where Montgomery out-dueled Verlander in a Rangers win.
If the Rangers want any chance, they need Montgomery to slow down the Astros’ bats.
They have scored 18 runs over the past two games and have all the momentum.
Game 5 could very well end up deciding who wins this series.NEXT: Jose Altuve Seems To Love A Specific Road Venue