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Adolis García hits walk-off 449-foot homer vs. Nationals

Adolis García hits walk-off 449-foot homer vs. Nationals

ARLINGTON — It’s no surprise to anybody in the Rangers’ clubhouse anymore. This is what Adolis García does. 

The walk-offs and the clutch moments, coupled with a bat flip and a strut around the bases, topped off with a postgame cowboy hat in the clubhouse after a win. It all feels like it was meant for García.

On Saturday afternoon at Globe Life Field, he did it all once again, blasting a 449-foot walk-off solo homer against the Nationals to secure a 3-2 Rangers’ victory and even the series. It was the second walk-off home run of his career, but his 13th game-tying or go-ahead homer in the sixth inning or later since the start of 2021.

“He’s probably one of the most exciting players that I’ve played with,” said catcher Jonah Heim. “Offensively or defensively, he’s gonna make a play. There’s always that sense of belief, and he’s proven that he’s not shy about the big situation. You could even tell when he hit it, he knew that it was his destiny to do it. He’s just really special.”

Rangers manager Chris Woodward noted García didn’t look good at the plate for any of his at-bats before that, having gone 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. But a couple of K’s have never stopped García before.

Instead he drove an 88.9 mph slider from Kyle Finnegan into deep left-center field and into the visitors’ bullpen for yet another clutch moment in his short big league career.

“He has a flair for doing that, it’s amazing,” Woodward said. “This guy is different. I think that’s just the best way I can describe him. Some guys have the knack for coming up big over and over and over again. It’s lucky. He just constantly gives you good at-bats in big moments. He comes through a lot and you almost expect it.”

Woodward could only chuckle when he walked to the podium after the game, simply stating, “I know who my favorite player is,” before fielding questions about García.

It’s easy to see why. With his defensive development in the outfield and the…

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