Gallen to oppose Eovaldi in World Series opener


Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zac Gallen will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers on Friday in Arlington, Texas.

Gallen, 28, is 2-2 with a 5.24 ERA in four games this postseason.

He surrendered nine runs on 14 hits — including five homers — over 11 innings in a pair of losses to the Philadelphia Phillies in the NL Championship Series, which Arizona won in seven games.

Gallen posted a 17-9 record with a 3.47 ERA in 34 games during the regular season. He led the Diamondbacks in wins, strikeouts (220) and innings pitched (210).

He struck out 11 and allowed one run in six innings of a 6-3 victory over Texas on Aug. 22. He is 1-1 with a 3.57 ERA in three career appearances versus the Rangers.

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