While the game started in Houston on a good run, tensions began to rise with two outsiders at the end of the sixth inning.
A pitch from Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly – which did not appear to be a fastball – thundered near Astro shortstop Carlos Correa, causing Koreya to fall, advancing the runners on second and third. Carey looked back at Kelly’s mound. Coring gave a strike to end the inning and Kelly stuck his tongue out at Astro’s crunch. The two sides exchanged oral jats, and the benches approved. More words were exchanged, television broadcast shows, but it appeared that no punch was thrown.
The Dodgers won the game 5–2. The teams will play each other again on Wednesday at 7 pm.
Major League Baseball ruled the league’s punishment for the Astros illegal in January, saying Houston had illegally created a system that decoded and communicated opposing teams’ pitching signals during their 2017 championship season – the year the Astros Defeated the Dodgers in the World Series.