While the game in Houston began on a good footing, the tension began to rise to the bottom of the sixth inning with two ascents.
To the left of Joe Kelly’s Dodgers relief – who did not appear to be a fast buzzer – Carlos Correa buzzed at the Astros shortstop, causing Correa to fall and advance to second and third place. Correa looked back up the hill at Kelly. Correa continued to strike to end the shift, and Kelly stuck his tongue out of Astro’s clutch. Both sides exchanged oral stings and the benches were cleaned. More words have been exchanged, the TV broadcast shows, but no beats seem to have been fired.
Dodgers won the match, 5-2. The teams will play again on Wednesday at 19:00 ET.
Major League Baseball overturned the Astros penalty in January after the league declared that Houston had illegally created a system that decoded and announced pitching signals against rival teams during its 2017 championship season – the year Astros defeated the Dodgers in the World Series.