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Rich Hill took his time returning to the mound so the L.A. crowd could boo Yuli Gurriel longer


After finishing his warm-up tosses before the top of the second inning of Tuesday night’s Game 6 of the World Series., Dodgers starter Rich Hill took a rather long time, as described by Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times, getting back to the mound to face Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel. That gave the fans some extra time to send more boos Gurriel’s way.

Gurriel, of course, mocked Dodgers starter Yu Darvish after homering off of him in Game 3 by pulling at the corners of his eyes to slant them and using the word “chinito.” For that, Gurriel received a five-game suspension effective at the start of the 2018 regular season. Hill, though, wanted to send his own message and give the L.A. fans some time to send theirs as well. Gurriel popped out to first base.

Hill did it again in the bottom of the fourth before Gurriel stepped to the plate with two outs. He flied out to right field to end the inning. Gurriel finished the evening 1-for-4.

After the game, Hill confirmed his motivation. Via McCullough, Hill said, “That was my silent gesture” to condemn Gurriel.

The crowd will certainly let Gurriel have it again on Wednesday night throughout Game 7. Darvish will get the start for the Dodgers and will have a chance to face Gurriel for the first time since the incident. Gurriel has been batting fifth throughout the World Series so it could be another second inning affair.

Video: Ramon Torres hits little league home run in first at-bat of season

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The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.

In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.

The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.