The 2017 World Series is going to Game 7.
Tuesday night the Dodgers beat the Astros (LAD 3, HOU 1) in Game 6 to force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Wednesday. It's the third time in the last four years the World Series is going to distance.
Veteran southpaw Rich Hill started Game 6 for the Dodgers and held the 'Stros to one run in 4 2/3 innings. And during the game, he made sure the Dodger Stadium crowd had plenty of time to boo Yuli Gurriel during his at-bats. Gurriel made a racist gesture following a home run against Yu Darvish earlier in the series.
Rich Hill on stepping off to let the crowd boo Yuli Gurriel: “That was my silent gesture” to condemn Gurriel’s insult toward Yu Darvish.— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) November 1, 2017
Hill faced Gurriel twice in Game 6, and during both at-bats he stepped off and walked around the mound for a bit before throwing a pitch. That gave the crowd a chance to boo. And boo they did. Gurriel heard it during pregame introductions and before each pitch of his at-bats.
MLB suspended Gurriel five games for the racist gesture, though the suspension does not begin until next season. He remains eligible to play in the World Series.