BREAKING: Texas Rangers Lose Two Key Players For Rest of World Series

The Texas Rangers took a 2-1 lead in the World Series with a 3-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, but the cost was a brutal one. 

Slugger Adolis Garcia, the ALCS MVP, injured his side on a swing in the 8th inning. He grimaced and held his oblique or rib cage area as he started to trot down to first after flying out to center, and has now been TAKEN OFF THE RANGERS WORLD SERIES ROSTER, along with future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer. 

Garcia has been a main reason behind the Rangers' run to the World Series. He set an all-time playoff series record with 15 RBIs, along with hitting .357 and five home runs in the seven-game ALCS. 

"Not great news,’’ Rangers manager Bruce Bochy said in an understatement.

Earlier, the Rangers also watched as Scherzer was forced to depart his start after three innings due to a back spasm. Per Insider Ken Rosenthal, he was walking gingerly through the Rangers clubhouse after the game, looking "decidedly uncomfortable, flashing an occasional grimace".

Rarely has a World Series game victory been fraught with such a disastrous aftermath.

Ezequiel Duran replaces García on the roster and Brock Burke takes Scherzer's spot on the pitching staff.

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