Video: What went wrong for the Dodgers?

The Los Angeles Dodgers fell to the Houston Astros 5-1 in Game 7 of the World Series. Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish could not get out of the 2nd inning, and the Dodgers batters went ice cold with runners on base.

J.P. Hoornstra, Bill Plunkett, and Jonathan Khamis analyze what went wrong, including answering whether or not Clayton Kershaw should have started.

Also, the guys grab postgame interviews with the Dodgers .

Video by Jonathan Khamis, for the Southern California News Group.

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Whicker: Astros leave Dodgers offense stranded in space

LOS ANGELES — You can send a good-riddance bouquet to Yu Darvish if you wish.

You can build the weirdest Erector set of reasons why Dave Roberts bollixed up the pitching.

In lieu of recognizing that the Dodgers lost the World Series to a better team.

You can wonder all winter why manifest destiny died in the glove of Yuli Gurriel, who took the final throw from Jose Altuve and disbelievingly put his hands on his head as the Houston Astros, who first were named the Colt .45s and played on a snake-infested field with mosquitos the size of backpacks, won the first World Series in their history.

But in the end you have to go back to Dodger trademarks that lost their adhesiveness and fell off, and Dodger habits that they somehow unlearned.

In the tough moments, the big blue offensive machine was taken apart by Houston pitching and never reassembled. With all those pieces on the ground, nothing else mattered.

Game 7 was the most cut-and-dried game of the series. There were no lead changes, no course corrections after Series MVP George Springer creamed a two-run home run off Darvish in the second inning for a 5-0 lead.

Yet Lance McCullers Jr. hit almost as many Dodgers as he did the targets from catcher Brian McCann, and he was gone in the third inning, with plenty of chances for the Dodgers to recover. They didn’t, and their clubhouse reeked of disbelief.

“I thought all day we were going to come in here to win,” catcher Austin Barnes said.

“We left everything we had on that field,” center fielder Chris Taylor said. “I think everyone in here is physically and mentally exhausted. Throughout the playoffs, there was no letup. We’re pretty spent right now. It’s a good time to get away from baseball for a while.”

Their season ended on the first day of November, less than three and a half months from when another one will begin. In boxing they say there is always a style waiting for you, a method to neutralize whatever you do. That seemed impossible after 104 regular-season wins, but the Astros had that secret sauce. It came from pitchers most Dodgers fans couldn’t have picked out of a Starbucks line.

Charlie Morton pitched the final four innings of Game 7 with 99 mph fastballs and great variety and precision. He held the Dodgers to five hits in 10⅓ innings overall, with 11 strikeouts.

Brad Peacock pitched 7⅓ innings against L.A. and gave up four hits.

The Dodgers managed to avoid losing to Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel. But Peacock finished them off in Game 3 and Morton in Game 7.

“Morton had that bowling-ball sinker,” Barnes said. “But when they got the five-run lead, sure, they were going to come right at us.”

“He threw me a lot of changeups,” Taylor said of Morton. “Curves and changeups and that heavy sinker, really tough at-bats.”

‘“I think they put the ball in the spots they wanted,” first baseman Cody Bellinger said. “They were aggressive and got ahead of us. We had guys on base, chances to do something, and couldn’t get the hit we needed.”

All season the Dodgers were finicky eaters at the plate. They stayed within the confines of their personal strike zones. They became annoying fouling machines in two-strike situations, and then teed off when pitchers gave in.

The Astros took the game back to where it lives, where pitchers put the burden on hitters. The Dodgers drew three walks per game and saw more pitches than Houston did. But Morton needed only 128 pitches to get his 31 outs in the Series.

“What I learned is that it’s not the regular season, and you have to make adjustments in-game if necessary,” Bellinger said. “And sometimes, different kinds of adjustments.”

Bellinger, who as usual faced more of the media music than any other Dodger, had a strange Series. He wound up striking out 17 times, which is a Series record, and 29 times for the postseason, which is also a record. He started the Series 0 for 13. But then he won Game 4 and did all he could to win Game 5, with a homer and a triple.

Seven games were long enough for Bellinger, as good a defender as either side had, to throw behind Darvish on Alex Bregman’s grounder, giving Houston a 1-0 lead in about three minutes. Bellinger wound up 4 for 28 for the Series and had plenty of company in misery.

Justin Turner, who was far from 100 percent physically, went 4 for 25 with 2 RBIs. Yasiel Puig was 4 for 27. Chris Taylor and Corey Seager were both 6 for 27.

Add it up and the Dodgers hit .205 for the Series and .200 with men in scoring position. More important, their on-base percentage was only .290.

And yet they will have trouble letting go of the very legitimate notion that they should have won the Series in five games.

They had a two-run lead in Game 2 going into the eighth inning before Houston laid waste to the bullpen, and they had three leads in that Mad Max of a Game 5 in Houston before Dave Roberts was reduced to using relievers who should have spent the night in the hammock.

“That’s probably what I’ll look back on, the two games we had a chance to win and didn’t,” Taylor said. “But I’m sure we won a couple of games you could say the same thing about.”

A few Dodgers were giving the “we had a great season” speech without convincing anyone, including themselves. The verge of victory is a more painful resting place than the periphery. Especially when you forget how you got there.

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Video: Dodgers beat Verlander, force Game 7

The Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-1 in Game 6 of the World Series. Joc Pederson hit a home run off Houston ace Justin Verlander while Chris Taylor also added an RBI.

Bill Plunkett, J.P. Hoornstra, and Jonathan Khamis recap the game, while also previewing Game 7.

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Photos: Incredible Game 5 of the World Series – Astros outslug Dodgers

Photos from Game 5 of the 2017 World Series. The Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 13-12 in 10 innings on Sunday night.

  • Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits a single during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits a single during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann talks to starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann talks to starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann talks to starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros catcher Brian McCann talks to starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander shakes hands with Former President George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander shakes hands with Former President George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush make the play ball announcement before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush make the play ball announcement before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Former President George H.W. Bush waits on the field for first pitch ceremony before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Former President George H.W. Bush waits on the field for first pitch ceremony before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander poses with Former President George H.W. Bush after George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Justin Verlander poses with Former President George H.W. Bush after George W. Bush threw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a two-run scoring single during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a two-run scoring single during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe steals second with Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve covering during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after striking out with bases loaded during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger reacts after striking out with bases loaded during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Fans hold up a sign during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Fans hold up a sign during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

  • Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman throws out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor during the second inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman throws out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor during the second inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Thomas B. Shea, Pool)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner waits to bat during the second inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner waits to bat during the second inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner reacts after a pop fly during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner reacts after a pop fly during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis hits a single off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Evan Gattis hits a single off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the third inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe scores during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe scores during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel leaves the game during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel leaves the game during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig licks his bat during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig licks his bat during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve can’t throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve can’t throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve after not being able to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve after not being able to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson throws during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Houston Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson throws during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates his three-run home run past Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates his three-run home run past Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run off Houston Astros starting pitcher Collin McHugh during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda throws during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda throws during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • The Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds first after hitting a game-tying three-run home run off relief pitcher Kenta Maeda during the fifth inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    The Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds first after hitting a game-tying three-run home run off relief pitcher Kenta Maeda during the fifth inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve celebrates after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve celebrates after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated by George Springer after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated by George Springer after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates his home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates his home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros relief pitcher Collin McHugh reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager to strike out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros relief pitcher Collin McHugh reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager to strike out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a triple against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a triple against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits an RBI double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits an RBI double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tony Cingrani throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tony Cingrani throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates after two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates after two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates with Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates with Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks back to the dugout during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. The Astros scored four runs in the inning. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks back to the dugout during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. The Astros scored four runs in the inning. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after the Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a game-tying three-run home run off him during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the dugout after the Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a game-tying three-run home run off him during the fourth inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez can’t catch a double hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Houston Astros’ Marwin Gonzalez can’t catch a double hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is hit by a pitch during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor is hit by a pitch during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the outfield before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw sits in the outfield before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Former President George W. Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Former President George W. Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Former President George W. Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Former President George W. Bush throws the ceremonial first pitch before Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow looks on during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. Morrow, pitching for the fifth time in six days, allowed four runs on six pitches and the Dodgers never regained the lead in a 13-12, 10-inning loss. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

    Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow looks on during the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. Morrow, pitching for the fifth time in six days, allowed four runs on six pitches and the Dodgers never regained the lead in a 13-12, 10-inning loss. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

  • Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman reacts after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman reacts after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • The Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a walk-off hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. The Astros’ 13-12 victory gives them a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a walk-off hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night in Houston. The Astros’ 13-12 victory gives them a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. Game 6 is Tuesday at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve can’t throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve can’t throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve after not being able to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve after not being able to throw out Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve can’t get a glove on a hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Charlie Culberson during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson throws during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Houston Astros relief pitcher Luke Gregerson throws during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw walks to the dugout after Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hit a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates his three-run home run past Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel celebrates his three-run home run past Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel watches his three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig reacts after striking out during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda throws during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda throws during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, throws against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated by George Springer after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated by George Springer after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve is congratulated after hitting a three-run home run during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds first after hitting a three-run home run off relief pitcher Kenta Maeda during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds first after hitting a three-run home run off relief pitcher Kenta Maeda during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve celebrates after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve celebrates after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner hits a double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrates after a double as Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve looks on during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrates after a double as Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve looks on during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner is tagged out stealing by Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a triple hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a triple hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a triple hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a triple hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger runs after a ball gets past Houston Astros’ George Springer during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger runs after a ball gets past Houston Astros’ George Springer during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates his home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates his home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa hits a two-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run with Jose Altuve against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a two-run home run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a two-run home run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes slides safely into second under the tag of Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve for a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes slides safely into second under the tag of Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve for a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds the bases after a two-run home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig rounds the bases after a two-run home run off Houston Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor hits an RBI single during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Logan Forsythe hits a double during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Fans cheer during the fourth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger (35) celebrates his three-run home run against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw leaves the game against the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run off Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda, of Japan, during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve rounds the bases after a three-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager reacts after striking out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros relief pitcher Collin McHugh reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager to strike out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros relief pitcher Collin McHugh reacts after getting Los Angeles Dodgers’ Corey Seager to strike out during the sixth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a triple against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger hits a triple against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer celebrates after a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ George Springer hits a home run off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Brandon Morrow during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits an RBI double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve hits an RBI double during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tony Cingrani throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Tony Cingrani throws during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates after two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates after two-run home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrates his RBI single against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor celebrates his RBI single against the Houston Astros during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes reacts after scoring the tying run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes reacts after scoring the tying run during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen throws during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel hits a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel reacts after hitting a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Yuli Gurriel reacts after hitting a double during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger catches a foul ball hit by Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger catches a foul ball hit by Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa during the ninth inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve watches from the dugout during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve watches from the dugout during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman hits in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

  • Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes for the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores past Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes for the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Derek Fisher scores on a hit by Alex Bregman during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting the game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman is mobbed by teammates after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman is mobbed by teammates after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

  • The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman (2) game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Houston Astros celebrates after Alex Bregman (2) game winning single during Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. Astros won 13-12. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman celebrates after hitting in the game-winning run during the 10th inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, in Houston. The Astros won 13-12 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Bill Miller’s large, imperfect strike zone ultimately favored hitters in World Series Game 5

HOUSTON — Corey Seager nearly slammed his bat through home plate like a sledgehammer.

Logan Forsythe looked shocked.

Two of the most mild-mannered Dodgers on a baseball field weren’t alone in their reaction to called strikes on Sunday.

Home plate umpire Bill Miller’s strike zone was a recurring cause for confusion – not just for the players on the field for Game 5 of the World Series, but for fans viewing through the vantage point of the center-field camera at Minute Maid Park.

Various social media jabs compared the shape of Miller’s strike zone to the shape of Texas or the Nickelodeon Network logo, an orange splat mark.

The Dodgers had reason to be upset. They lost the game 13-12 and struck out 12 times to the Astros’ six.

Even the Astros acknowledged Miller’s strike zone was far from perfect.

“I probably got a call or two that went my way, and a call or two that didn’t go my way,” pitcher Collin McHugh said. “That’s baseball and this is the World Series and nobody gets here by making excuses and nobody’s going to start making excuses.”

McHugh walked three batters in two innings Sunday. He also struck out four batters; three were caught looking at strike there.

To a degree, this was to be expected. According to Inside Edge Stats, Miller had the most called strikeouts of any umpire during the regular season with 151.

Both teams had access to this data, including which pitches they could expect to be called strikes and balls on the border of the standard strike zone. Brian McCann, Houston’s veteran catcher, said the inconsistency of the strike zone didn’t stand out to him after the 5-hour, 17-minute game.

I can’t update this montage of examples fast enough bill miller the home plate ump for game 5 is calling the worst strike zone this is crazy pic.twitter.com/Yor1XJSeaU

— Horrible Stats (@horriblestats) October 30, 2017

“I think for us, and I think on the other side, we know Bill Miller’s strike zone,” Dodgers Manager Dave Roberts said. “So I don’t think that at all affected the outcome of the game.”

Umpire assignments rotate throughout the postseason. The crews are handpicked by Major League Baseball’s operations department. Seniority is a consideration. So is performance.

An umpire whose strike zone lacks consistency, or whose calls routinely get challenged and overturned, is less likely to work a playoff game than a more consistent, accurate umpire – at least, this is how MLB tries to draw up the assignments.

Furthermore, no umpire works two consecutive series – a League Division Series followed by a League Championship Series, or an LCS followed by a World Series, for example. Miller worked the Dodgers’ National League Division Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks but he wasn’t behind the plate for any of the three games.

By the ninth inning, it seemed like both teams had adjusted. There were no called strikeouts after the eighth.

“I was watching it down in the bullpen and I felt some calls were going their way early,” said Astros relief pitcher Chris Devenski said, who finished the ninth inning and started the 10th for Houston. “We had some calls go our way. But in that situation, I feel like you can’t really let the umpire affect your performance. You just go out there and play baseball.”

The irony of the situation is that a larger strike zone ought to favor pitchers. Yet in Game 5, the two teams combined for 28 hits, 25 runs and 11 walks – none of which were intentional.

For all the hitters’ frustrations, they seemed to do just fine.

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‘Houston Strong’ indeed: A city put to the test has an Astros team up to the task

HOUSTON — The huge sign beside the highway as you come from the airport into this city says, “Houston Strong.” Those two words apply to the willpower of millions here who strive every day, and will have to continue that effort for months and years, to repair the damage done by flooding from Hurricane Harvey.

Measured on that scale, a baseball team is a smallish thing. Yet, in their way, the Houston Astros exemplify “Houston Strong,” or, at the least, live up to the standard of grit and resilience that has distinguished and dignified this city in its worst times.

On Wednesday in Los Angeles, the Astros came from behind to win the first World Series game in the history of this Houston franchise. Then, on Friday night here at Minute Maid Park, to double the pleasure and move halfway to a baseball title, the Astros did it again, beating the Dodgers 5-3 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven World Series.

After ripping a Dodgers victory from the grip of the great closer Kenley Jansen in Game 2, the Astros bashed another symbol of this Dodgers season — right-hander Yu Darvish, the expensive trade-deadline acquisition who was supposed to be some kind of final title piece, nearly overkill in a rotation that already had Clayton Kershaw. Yet Darvish got only five outs while giving up four loud runs.

Many wondered if there would be aftershocks following the home run bonanza in Game 2. Would the Astros, who won that 11-inning nerve-shredder, carry momentum into the next game?

Houston Manager A.J. Hinch, following the ancient canons of the baseball faith, reaffirmed before Game 3 that “momentum is the next game’s pitcher.”

How right he was. Luckily for his Astros, that pitcher was Darvish. You can be bad. Or you can be awful. Darvish was both.

The 6-foot-5 Dodgers right-hander, one of the most talented pitchers in the sport, got only five outs, surrendered four runs on six hits and fanned no one. In fact, on 49 pitches, he got only one swinging strike. To find a comparably bad World Series start you need to go back 15 years.

Normally, Darvish has 10 different pitches and strikes out tons of hitters. In 2013, he fanned 277 batters. This season, after injuries in recent years have taken a bit of edge off his best stuff, Darvish struck out 209.

But there are nights when for little reason, perhaps a glitch in mechanics, maybe the pressure of a first World Series start, a man takes the mound and discovers that he has nothing on the ball but his naked fingers. From the first two hitters, Darvish could not find the release point for his breaking balls, leaving some head-high and merely spinning.

By the second inning, the Astros were waiting for fastballs. After what appeared to be a brushback pitch inside at the stomach level to Yuli Gurriel, the Astros first baseman retaliated by lashing the next pitch into the left field Crawford boxes for a solo homer.

A kind of Houston feeding frenzy followed as Josh Reddick slapped a shift-beating double down the left field line and Evan Gattis walked. Marvin Gonzalez smashed a ball off the wall in left-center but settled for merely an RBI single when Gattis, one of the world’s slowest mammals, only advanced one base. A Brian McCann single, an Alex Bregman sacrifice fly on a blistered liner to center and a double crashed off the left-center field wall by MVP candidate Jose Altuve left the score at 4-0.

Even with two outs, McCann could not score from first on Altuve’s long double, costing the Astros a fifth run off Darvish. How the Astros led the majors in scoring with Gattis and McCann in the same lineup is a marvel. I don’t want to say that Gattis and McCann are slow, but their shadows get ahead of them and yell for them to hurry up.

“Yu had a hard time landing his slider. From the start he was out of sorts,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “His fastball command was off.”

Though Darvish had helped them to a 4-0 lead, the Astros were far from safe. Their bullpen has been something of a nightmare this October. In Game 2, closer Ken Giles blew a two-run lead in the 10th inning and winner Kevin Devenski gave up a solo homer in the 11th.

In Game 3, for the second time in a week, Hinch found a novel solution. He erased his bullpen entirely. In Game 7 of the ALCS, Lance McCullers Jr., normally a starter, pitched the last four innings in relief for the save.

Hinch had anticipated this, or perhaps feared his own pen so much, that he’d sought out McCullers the night before to explain that, even though he wouldn’t start that Game 7, “you may finish it.”

“I wanted him to go to sleep in a positive frame of mind,” Hinch said.

In Game 3, the script was flipped. This time McCullers started and pitched credibly. But he had periods of wildness, including walking the first three Dodgers of the third inning. By the sixth inning, he was running on empty.

With two men on base, one out and the Astros ahead 5-1, Hinch called for Brad Peacock, who, for parts of the season, was the Astros’ best starting pitcher. Packed Minute Maid Park could almost be heard murmuring, “How are we going to get 11 more outs?”

To the surprise of almost everyone, Peacock allowed the two inherited McCullers runners to score, but got all of the remaining Dodgers outs — an 11-out save, just one out less than McCullers in his shutdown of the Yanks.

“I’m not trying to bring back the three-inning save,” Hinch said, chuckling. “But (Peacock) was cruising. He was in complete control of every at-bat.”

Brad Peacock fires 3.2 no-hit frames to finish Game 3 for @Astros – longest hitless #WorldSeries relief outing since 1964 (Ron Taylor, STL). pic.twitter.com/xchRQdmfJu

— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) October 28, 2017

McCullers got the win. Perhaps this was appropriate, part of the whole scene and mood here, since he did perhaps the best job among the Astros of trying to express how much they have been impacted by the destruction that Hurricane Harvey inflicted on their city. And how much they hope to offer whatever distraction, “Houston Strong” pride or any other good feeling whatsoever through their wild baseball ride.

“Very tough. A lot of guys, their wives were here, their families, kids. … In those difficult days, everyone genuinely just wanted to do what they could to help the city,” McCullers said. “Going to see people, trying to lift their spirits. … We just wanted to get back here and show the city how much we love them.

“It became something we rallied around. We still have pictures hanging in our lockers. People here are hard-working and they went through something that a lot of people can’t understand,” added McCullers, the son of a big leaguer. “A lot of people lost everything. So, for us to be able to play baseball for a couple of hours for those people to have a little bit of joy, to get away from what they were having to go through – we wanted to give that to them.”

And, so they have.

In the AL Division Series they bashed Boston’s Chris Sale and Craig Kimbrel in crucial situations in Game 4. In Game 2 of the ALCS, Altuve and Correa rocked the Yankees’ Aroldis Chapman. Then, Game 2 of this series lifted the spirits, at least of baseball fans, to the highest point in the franchise’s 56-season history with its first World Series win.

As 43,282 stood and roared for the first World Series win on their home field, they might as well have all been peacocks, spreading their orange plumage in delight. Houston, for a night, was bonded, whole, strong – and just two more wins away from winning a World Series.

“I never experienced anything like that in my life.”- Brad Peacock to @Ken_Rosenthal #WorldSeries https://t.co/KoayBP1gU7

— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 28, 2017

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Video: Dodgers fall to Astros in epic Game 2

The Astros defeated the Dodgers 7-6 to take Game 2 of the World Series.

This game featured multiple comebacks, home runs, blown saves, and more.

Bill Plunkett, J.P. Hoornstra, and Jonathan Khamis break it all down, including interviews with Dodgers players.

Video by Jonathan Khamis, for SCNG.

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Whicker: With a game in their pocket, Dodgers’ bullpen explodes

LOS ANGELES — Justin Verlander called it an instant classic. But it lasted 4 hours and 19 minutes.

Some games defy words. Some games just mock them. When both teams slug six home runs in the ninth, 10th and 11th innings, and when Justin Verlander’s Houston Astros score twice in the 10th and twice in the 11th and still have a tying run at the plate to deal with, this game you’re watching has escaped its moorings.

Maybe a World Series has, too.

Houston won Game 2, 7-6, in 11 innings. By then both closers had been devoured. The Dodgers were trying to make it to shore with Brandon McCarthy, who had pitched six major league innings since July 20. It didn’t take long.

Cameron Maybin singled and George Springer, who had struck out four times in Game 1, capped a three-hit night with the game-winning home run, although Charlie Culberson of the Dodgers homered in the bottom of the 11th and romped around the bases as if he’d tied the score. By then, who was counting?

Atmospherics had a lot to do with this home run derby, and by the time Verlander was raving about his teammates, the audience had forgotten that he had absolutely squelched the Dodgers in the first six innings with only two hits. But the hits were a solo shot by Joc Pederson and a two-run homer by Corey Seager that gave the Dodgers a 3-1 lead after six.

That’s where you begin reconstructing this mess and realize how damaging this could be for the Dodgers.

If you lead Verlander, 3-1, you need to win that game.

If you give the ball to Kenley Jansen with a 3-1 lead in the eighth, you need to win that game.

If you somehow strike for two in the bottom of the 10th, on Yasiel Puig’s home run and an RBI single by Kiké Hernandez, and tie it 5-5 with the crowd at full throttle, you need to win that game.

Primarily because you have won those games so very often, and because a win would put Houston down 0-2, having fired the guns of Verlander and Dallas Keuchel in Los Angeles.

Now it changes completely. Now Keuchel is guaranteed a Game 5 start. If the Dodgers win only once in Houston, there will be a Game 6 back here on Tuesday, and it will feature Verlander again.

The other aftereffect is that the cloak of invincibility has now been removed from the Dodgers’ bullpen and especially Jansen, who had blown one save all season in a game the Dodgers eventually won.

Jansen did not pitch poorly. His 0-and-2 cutter to Marwin Gonzalez started high but then settled down by a few inches, into a more comfortable spot, and it did not get in on Gonzalez’s hands. Gonzalez had 23 home runs and 90 RBI this season with a .907 OPS, sixth in the American League.

“I told him he was going to have a chance to win it,” Verlander said. “It’s easy to lose confidence in this game. The TVs are on before the game and everybody’s talking about the Dodgers’ bullpen and how tough they are. It’s like nobody thinks we can win. I just tried to tell the guys how good they are. I know, I’ve pitched against them.”

Jansen has no trouble working two innings, but he has rarely entered an inning with someone on base. Alex Bregman had just doubled off Brandon Morrow to begin the eighth, and Roberts remembered a tough at-bat Bregman had given Jansen after Game 1.

Bregman wound up scoring on Carlos Correa’s single. That run will be ignored but it broke the bullpen’s reccord streak of 28 consecutive scoreless innings in the postseason. It also gave the Astros evidence that Jansen was no unstoppable Cyborg.

“He’s human,” Corey Seager said. “You always think he’s going to get the job done, but he’s our guy. We get into that situation again, that’s the guy we want out there.”

The problem, as Verlander noted, is that the Dodgers emptied their relief bucket somewhat recklessly. It began when Roberts lifted Rich Hill after four terrific innings, with the only run unearned.

“We had a few scoreless innings after that,” Roberts said, “and I wanted Kenta (Maeda) to pitch to the top of the lineup.”

But the Dodgers ran through Maeda and then Tony Watson, for a one-pitch double play, and Ross Striping mysteriously started the seventh and walked Gonzalez. Morrow bailed out the Dodgers and, in truth, they got where they needed to be, although it was by the circle route.

But at this point Hill deserves to be entrusted when he’s pitching well. Seeking the ideal matchup for every out in every inning requires a bigger pitching staff that MLB allows teams to have.

Josh Fields had to clean up after Jansen and it wasn’t pretty. Jose Altuve homered in the 10th and so did Correa, who turned and flipped his bat defiantly. When Yasiel Puig hit his 10th-inning homer before Hernandez’s single re-tied the score, he conspicuously, delicately laid the bat on the ground.

“I think it’s great to get excited and play with that kind of joy, especially for Latino players,” Puig said.

Meanwhile, Houston got nice work from Will Harris and Joe Musgrove in its oft-criticized bullpen and was able to summon Chris Devenski, an All-Star, after the Dodgers drove out closer Ken Giles. Devenski gave up Culberson’s homer but managed to get three outs, a one-small-step-for-man accomplishment in a game like this.

The Astros became the first team in postseason history to hit three home runs in extra innings. The Dodgers lost in extra innings for only the fifth time this season. They also forgot to lock down a victory that was safely inside the door. They will consider themselves fortunate if all they lost was a game.

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Former Cal State Fullerton player Chris Devenski gets the win for Astros on wild night

LOS ANGELES — Chris Devenski came to the World Series with a brief postseason history that was, by his own admission, marked by nerves that caused him to pitch poorly.

Now, he says he’s not only past that, but he’s got a World Series victory to show for it.

“The nerves are gone,” the Houston Astros right-hander said after finishing the Astros’ 7-6, 11-inning victory in Game 2 on Wednesday night. “I was able to overcome them.”

A product of Cerritos High and Cal State Fullerton, Devenski began the World Series with the added element of pitching in front of his Southern California friends and family.

But he came in having allowed four runs in three innings so far in the postseason, enough that some may have lost faith in him.

Not Manager A.J. Hinch, though.

“My confidence hasn’t wavered,” Hinch said before Game 2. “I’ll put him in the game in the most important spots, because of the weapons, the demeanor he has, the confidence that our team has. It’s always nice to come off of a good outing and feel you can build some momentum off that.”

Hinch was referring to the perfect inning Devenski pitched at the end of the Astros’ Game 1 loss. The next time he took the mound was in the 10th inning of Game 2, just after the Dodgers had rallied to tie the score against closer Ken Giles.

Devenski nearly blew it, when his errant pickoff throw to second was headed for center field. Fortunately for him, he was saved from a potentially catastrophic error because the throw hit umpire Laz Diaz.

“I had a changeup grip there,” Devenski said. “It kind of slipped on me.”

Quipped Hinch: “Laz was perfectly positioned, right where we wanted him.”

Devenski collected himself to get out of that inning. After the Astros regained the lead in the 11th, he got through the bottom of the inning, although he allowed a solo homer to Charlie Culberson.

“It’s special,” Devenski said of the outing. “I’ll never forget it.”

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Whicker: Scenes from a wetting: Dodgers rejoice, reflect in Chicago

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenley Jansen celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig celebrates with his teammates after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, left, and his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, left, and his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, left, and his teammates celebrate after their series-clinching victory over the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday night in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw, left, and his teammates celebrate after their series-clinching victory over the Cubs in Game 5 of the NLCS on Thursday night in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Justin Turner celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Justin Turner celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Justin Turner celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and Justin Turner celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Charlie Culberson celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig and Charlie Culberson celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates with his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates with his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez and Clayton Kershaw celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates with his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez celebrates with his teammates celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes, left, and Kenley Jansen celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes, left, and Kenley Jansen celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

  • The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    The Los Angeles Dodgers players celebrate after Game 5 of baseball’s National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in Chicago. The Dodgers won 11-1 to win the series and advance to the World Series. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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CHICAGO — This time, Clayton Kershaw’s back was no problem. The Dodgers told him they had it.

This time, the streets in Wrigleyville were clear, and the bus was able to leave without human barricades.

This time, Kiké Hernandez drew the ace of hearts, and took his turn among the rotation of saviors with a home run, a grand slam and another home run.

Why was this the Dodgers’ time?

Forget the 29-year drought that has deprived a generation of L.A. fans of deep Octobers. Why was this different from 2004 and 2006 and every year since 2013?

Andre Ethier, the senior Dodger in terms of service, stood in a warm and wet clubhouse. He wasn’t too indisposed to answer it.

“They rallied around me all year,” Ethier said. “They were winning all the time and I wasn’t playing. They didn’t have to do that. They kept cheering me on.”

Ethier missed most of 2016 with a broken tibia. He missed most of 2017 with a herniated disk. Clubhouse traffic came and went without him, strangers from other teams, guys who didn’t remember the days when he and Matt Kemp propped up the lineup.

Ethier made this roster and homered in Game 3. His World Series ring, provided the Dodgers win it, will be the same size as everyone else’s.

“When the guys running the organization came in, they had a track record,” Ethier said. “They’d won in places like Tampa Bay and Oakland, where they didn’t have all those resources. What we realized was, we didn’t have control over everything. Don’t try to steer the ship. Just be another guy on the ship. Do your job and keep going. They gave us everything we needed. It was up to us.”

The ship was a mighty cruiser Thursday in Game 5, when the Dodgers pounded the Cubs, 11-1, and won their first National League Championship Series since 1988, or just a few days after Wayne Gretzky played his first game for the Kings.

Kershaw set a nasty tone in the first inning and then Chris Taylor led off the first with a nine-pitch walk. When Cody Bellinger drove a ball into the right-field corner, third base coach Chris Woodward took a hard look and then waved Taylor home, where he arrived safely.

“Get an early run in a game like this and it relaxes everybody,” Woodward said. “But I know Chris and I’m not sure I would have sent anybody else.”

When Hernandez grand-slammed Quintana in the third, he and the dugout boiled over. Hernandez is grieving over conditions in Puerto Rico, and he spent last year agonizing over his father’s fight with cancer, which is currently observing a truce.

“I know there’s a real big God up there,” Hernandez said. “My goal right now is to get a real big headache, and then sleep it off on the way home.”

Kershaw, in his first chance to pitch the Dodgers into a World Series, gave the dispirited Cubs three hits in six innings.

“I don’t care about how many runs he had,” pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. “We have asked him to do so much, so many times. Finally this year we had the rotation to where he didn’t have to pitch on short rest anymore. I’m not sure any starting pitcher today has done more for his team.”

“We’ve been here so often,” Kershaw said. “If we win the World Series, maybe I’ll retire. I just hope they (Houston and New York) play two more games and the last one goes about 37 innings.”

General Manager Andrew Friedman, who is from Houston, stood in a corner and put off the champagne baptism as long as he could. He had thought often about the Game 6 loss last year in Wrigley and the indignities therein. Then the Dodgers watched the Cubs get their rings in the first Wrigley Field series of this season.

“Some guys watched it from the dugout,” Friedman said. “What we wanted was to make the first team that comes to Dodger Stadium next year watch us do the same thing. And we still have one step to go.”

It was pointed out that Friedman, in one of his first actions, got Hernandez from Florida, along with Austin Barnes, in an unpopular deal that sent NL stolen base leader Dee Gordon to the Marlins.

“Yeah, I got him (Hernandez) just for nights like this,” he said, laughing, “so he could hit three home runs in Game 5. Or 6. Or whatever this is.”

Dodgers fans lost count long ago. At the moment the magic number is 29 and holding.

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