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The Dodgers see-saw as they win, lose, lose, win and lose again




Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor hits a solo home run during the first inning against the Houston Astros in game one of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 24, 2017.
Los Angeles Dodgers' Chris Taylor hits a solo home run during the first inning against the Houston Astros in game one of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on Oct. 24, 2017.
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The Dodgers and Astros played one of the most thrilling and emotionally gut-wrenching World Series games in history last night.

At first, it was all good for the Dodgers as they had a 4-0 lead with Clayton Kershaw on the mound.

But heading into the 7th inning, it was tied up 7-7.

The Dodgers took an 8-7 lead, only to lose ground. Heading into the 9th, it looked bleak as they were down 12-9.

Then Yasiel Puig hit a 2-run hr to get the Dodgers to within one which set up Chris Taylor:

https://www.mlb.com/video/dodgers-come-back-in-the-9th/c-1865977983

It was tied at 12 heading into the bottom of the tenth and with the Dodgers ace closer Kenley Jansen on the mound, the Astros sent the fans home happy:

https://www.mlb.com/video/extended-cut-bregmans-walk-off/c-1866009883?tid=63106348

The game punctuated a crazy weekend of baseball that started under a cloud Friday as Astros 1b Yuli Gurriel was spotted in the dugout making a slant-eyed gesture about Dodgers starting pitcher Yu Darvish.Gurriel was suspended for the 1st five games of next season but not for any World Series games.

Ned Colletti is baseball analyst for Spectrum SportsNet. We reached him at the Houston airport, where he brought us up to speed with everything that happened over the weekend.

On why we saw home runs after home runs, Colletti says it's hard to pin down the cause.

The ball is different, nobody is going to admit to it. Typically you see a record like that on the Sunday when the season ends, on a day or half a day. But now we are seeing it going on all season long in the World Series, it's just part of the season because it continues to happen. Houston helps a little bit, obviously the ball park is configured a little differently. I think that may have something to do with it. 

On Gurriel's racist gesture to Darvish, Colletti supports the Commissioners' decision. 

I think everybody is very upset. No matter where you are from, I don't think anybody appreciate it. There's no place for that at any point in time, anywhere. I support Major League Baseball in their suspension.