mostlycloudy
Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 12:16AM

The Latest: Springer homers, Astros lead 1-0 in Game 6

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on Game 6 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers (all times local):

6:13 p.m.

George Springer has homered again, connecting for a solo drive that's given the Houston Astros a 1-0 lead after three innings.

The shot was his fourth Springer Dinger of this Series. He went the opposite way with two outs in the third off Dodgers lefty Rich Hill.

Justin Verlander is looking sharp for the Astros. Showing off a mix of heat and hooks, he's allowed a mere single and struck out five.

___

5:58 p.m.

Dodgers fans have told Yuli Gurriel just what they think of him during Game 6 of the World Series.

Dodger Stadium ferociously booed the Houston first baseman during pregame introductions, and it got much louder during his first at-bat in the second inning. Dodgers starter Rich Hill even stepped off the rubber before his first pitch to Gurriel, allowing the booing to increase.

The choruses of boos only changed into a raucous cheer when Gurriel fouled out.

Dodgers fans clearly were disgusted by Gurriel's behavior during Game 3 in Houston. While speaking with teammates, the Cuban made a blatantly racist gesture and used an offensive Spanish term to refer to Los Angeles starter Yu Darvish, who is Japanese.

Gurriel apologized in a statement afterward, but wasn't suspended by MLB until 2018.

The Dodgers also got their first hit off Justin Verlander in the second inning when Yasiel Puig singled to center. The score stayed 0-0, but the Dodgers got Verlander to throw 23 pitches in the inning.

___

5:33 p.m.

Game 6 of the World Series is scoreless after the first inning at Dodger Stadium, with fastballing Justin Verlander and curveballing Rich Hill in control.

It was 67 degrees for the first pitch, way down from the 103 heat for the opener last week. It was cloudy, too, with the San Gabriel Mountains far behind the center field wall completely covered.

The fans were loud from the start. There were a few Halloween costumes in the crowd, not a lot. Most people in the park are hoping to see the home team dress up as champions after Game 7.

___

5:16 p.m.

The Dodgers brought out the star power before Game 6 of the World Series.

Throwing out the ceremonial first balls were longtime manager Tommy Lasorda and former ace Orel Hershiser. The 90-year-old Lasorda, a lefty who pitched for Brooklyn, underhanded his toss home. Lasorda was the skipper and Hershiser was the ace when the Dodgers won their last championship in 1988.

Waving big blue flags on top of the Dodgers' dugout were Ashton Kutcher and wife Mila Kunis. On top of the Astros' first base dugout were Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Rob Lowe.

___

5:11 p.m.

There has been a moment of silence at Dodger Stadium for victims of the attack in New York that killed at least eight and seriously injured 11.

The Houston Astros, Dodgers and the sellout crowd stood before Game 6 of the World Series.

A man in a rented pickup truck drove into pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial earlier in the day.

___

3:55 p.m.

What a difference a week makes in the weather at the World Series.

The temperature for first pitch on Tuesday night was forecast to be 67 degrees. That's 36 degrees cooler than last Tuesday when the mercury hit 103 for Game 1 in Los Angeles.

Skies were overcast and drizzle began falling about 1 1/2 hours before Game 6. Earlier in the day, light rain fell on Dodger Stadium and the grounds crew had the tarp covering the infield.

___

2:52 p.m.

A day before playing for a championship, a few of the Houston Astros went to see a team of champions.

Catcher Brian McCann bought a luxury suite at the Staples Center and took some Astros to see Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors visit the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night. Curry scored 31 points to lead the Warriors to a 141-113 romp.

"These guys all create that chemistry among themselves. And I've seen more guys, that's different, going out on the road, to dinners, to the games these guys play behind the scenes. So it doesn't surprise me at all with what McCann has brought, specifically in those type of things," manager A.J. Hinch said.

___

1:55 p.m.

Yuli Gurriel wanted to apologize in person. Yu Darvish said it wasn't necessary.

Major League Baseball suspended the Astros' Gurriel last Saturday, a day after he made a racist gesture toward the Dodgers' Darvish, a Japanese right-hander, during Game 3.

Darvish said before Game 6 on Tuesday that Gurriel contacted the Dodgers about meeting with him to apologize, but Darvish declined because he said he wasn't that mad at Gurriel.

The pitcher says he found out about the Cuba-born Gurriel pulling on the corners of his eyes after homering off Darvish when a Dodgers employee informed him in the dugout last Friday. Darvish says initially he didn't think it was going to be a big deal, but then he realized it was after the game. Gurriel also used a derogatory Spanish term in reference to Darvish.

Darvish says that he gets why baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred didn't impose Gurriel's suspension until the start of next season. But Darvish says he can't really judge whether five games is too much or too little.

Darvish would start Wednesday if the Dodgers can force a seventh and deciding game.

___

1:40 p.m.

Justin Turner is back at third base and hitting third in the Los Angeles Dodgers' starting lineup for Game 6 of the World Series, while the Astros juggled the bottom of their lineup.

Turner served as designated hitter in Game 5 after taking a grounder off a knee during Game 4.

Center fielder Chris Taylor leads off Tuesday night for the Dodgers, followed by shortstop Corey Seager, Turner, first baseman Cody Bellinger, right fielder Yasiel Puig, left fielder Joc Pederson, second baseman Logan Forsythe and catcher Austin Barnes. Left-hander Rich Hill starts.

Pederson had been the DH in the first two games in Houston before being dropped in Game 5. Kike Hernandez and Charlie Culberson are dropped.

Center fielder George Springer tops the Astros' order, followed by third baseman Alex Bregman, second baseman Jose Altuve, shortstop Carlos Correa, first baseman Yuli Gurriel, catcher Brian McCann, left fielder Marwin Gonzalez and right fielder Josh Reddick. Right-hander Justin Verlander is on the mound. McCann moves from last to sixth in the lineup and Reddick drops from sixth to last. Evan Gattis, who DH'd in the last game, drops out.

The Astros won 13-12 in 10 innings Sunday night take a 3-2 Series lead.

___

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP Sports, AP Online Baseball , AP National News, Top General short headlines, AP Sports - Major League Baseball
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
The Latest: Springer homers, Astros lead 1-0 in Game 6
George Springer has homered again, connecting for a solo drive that's given the Houston Astros a 1-0 lead after three innings
9:16PM ( 8 minutes ago )
'House of Cards' filming suspended; new Spacey allegations
Netflix and the maker of "House of Cards" say production on the show starring Kevin Spacey is suspended.
9:11PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon
The Navajo Nation Tribal Council has rejected a plan to build an aerial tram to take visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon with stores, hotels and restaurants
9:10PM ( 14 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
5 things to know about Pyeongchang Winter Olympics next year
South Korea's sleepy skiing destination of Pyeongchang is finally looking like a Winter Olympics host after more than a decade of work, failed bids, and chapters of controversy over venue locations, construction delays and costs
8:40PM ( 44 minutes ago )
The Latest: Verlander, Hill in control in scoreless first
Game 6 of the World Series is scoreless after the first inning at Dodger Stadium, with fastballing Justin Verlander and curveballing Rich Hill in control
8:37PM ( 47 minutes ago )
The Latest: Lasorda, Hershiser deliver first pitch
The Dodgers brought out the star power before Game 6 of the World Series
8:29PM ( 55 minutes ago )
AP Sports
McCullers ready for major role in Astros' closeout plans
Lance McCullers Jr. headed into Game 6 of the World Series not knowing whether he would be attempting to close out a championship or starting Game 7 one night later
6:41PM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Astros take in Warriors vs Clippers
A day before playing for a championship, a few of the Houston Astros went to see a team of champions
5:57PM ( 3 hours ago )
The Latest: Not mad, Darvish declines Gurriel offer to meet
Yuli Gurriel wanted to apologize in person. Yu Darvish said it wasn't necessary.
5:28PM ( 3 hours ago )
AP Online Baseball
Utah nurse settles over rough arrest caught on video
A Utah nurse who was arrested for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient is settling with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000
8:27PM ( 57 minutes ago )
Bill shielding Mueller from Trump unlikely soon in Senate
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is showing no interest in considering legislation shielding the special counsel from Donald Trump
8:26PM ( 57 minutes ago )
The Latest: Governor adds security after bike path attack
New York's governor has increased security at airports, bridges, tunnels and mass transit systems around the state following a vehicle attack on a bike path near the World Trade Center
8:26PM ( 58 minutes ago )
AP National News
California wildfire insurance claims top $3.3 billion
California's insurance commissioner says property damage losses from a series of destructive wildfires earlier this month have exceeded $3.3 billion
6:27PM ( 2 hours ago )
Former Trump adviser's guilty plea could rattle White House
Former Trump adviser's guilty plea could mean trouble for campaign officials. He's cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller
6:27PM ( 2 hours ago )
The Latest: Senator calls to delay Trump nominee hearing
Sen. Debbie Stabenow says a confirmation hearing for one of President Donald Trump's nominees should be delayed in light of new twists in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation
6:13PM ( 3 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
Nationals hire Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez as manager
Cubs bench coach Dave Martinez hired as manager of Nationals, succeeding Dusty Baker
5:14PM ( 1 day ago )
Beleaguered bullpens for Astros, Dodgers in World Series
Nobody needs a day off in this World Series more than the relievers
8:11AM ( 1 day ago )
Astros blast by Dodgers 13-12 in 10th, lead World Series 3-2
Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros kept hammering away in a wild slugfest that no one saw coming, rallying against Clayton Kershaw and rocking the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 thrilling innings for a 3-2 lead in the World Series
4:44AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Sports - Major League Baseball
'House of Cards' filming suspended; new Spacey allegations
Netflix and the maker of "House of Cards" say production on the show starring Kevin Spacey is suspended.
9:11PM ( 12 minutes ago )
Tribe rejects plan to build tram, hotel in Grand Canyon
The Navajo Nation Tribal Council has rejected a plan to build an aerial tram to take visitors to a riverside boardwalk in the Grand Canyon with stores, hotels and restaurants
9:10PM ( 14 minutes ago )
The Latest: Dodgers get first hit off Verlander in 2nd
Dodgers fans have told Yuli Gurriel just what they think of him during Game 6 of the World Series
9:08PM ( 16 minutes ago )
8 killed by driver on bike path in 'cowardly act of terror'
Authorities say a man in a rented pickup truck drove onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight people and injuring several others in what the mayor calls 'a particularly cowardly act of terror'
9:04PM ( 19 minutes ago )
WWI Australian battle re-enacted in Israel on centennial
A century after Australian horsemen broke through Ottoman defenses in WWI, re-enactors participated in a memorial for those killed in a battle victory that helped turn tide of the war and shape the modern Middle East
8:55PM ( 29 minutes ago )