The Texas Rangers have claimed their first World Series title in team history.
They bested the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game 5 on Wednesday night, 5-0.
It’s a first in the 63-season history of a franchise that started as the expansion Washington Senators in 1961.
The team did not lose a postseason game on the road this year, finishing it out 11-0.
One night after Texas took a 10-run lead by the third in a Game 4 snoozer, it finished the Series by outlasting the Diamondbacks in a white-knuckle pitchers’ duel through eight innings, piling on four runs in the ninth for good measure.
Arizona pitcher Zac Gallen took a no-hitter into the seventh before giving up an opposite-field single to Corey Seager, whose weak grounder found a hole. Rangers rookie Evan Carter — all of 21 years old — followed with a double into the right-center gap. Mitch Garver then delivered the first run, pumping his fist as a hard-hit grounder got through the middle of the infield to score Seager and make it 1-0.