World Series: The Astros’ Lance McCullers Jr. allows five Phillies home runs, rejecting the idea of ​​game points.

Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. doubled down on honors during his start in Game 3 of the World Series on Tuesday night. Becoming the first pitcher to hit five home runs in the World Series. McCullers allowed seven runs on six hits in 4 1/3 innings and left in the fifth inning.

The McCullers’ problem was out of the gate. Bryce Harper (with a two-run shot), Alec Bohm and Brandon Marsh each hit home runs in the first two innings to give Philadelphia a 4-0 lead and make the Phillies the first team to hit three home runs in the process. The first two frames of a World Series game.

McCullers will settle down for a while after the second round. He took it to the fifth and retired eight consecutive batters. That’s when he got into more trouble. McCuller, who was allowed to face the third out for whatever reason, surrendered a single to Marsh, who bounced back and homered to Kyle Schwarber and Rhys Hoskin to put the Phillies up 7-0. .

It’s worth noting that Harper raised eyebrows when he first called and then texted Boehm on the Fox broadcast after running out of the house. It’s unclear exactly what Harper is saying to Boehm, or if he’s referring to McCullers — even if he’s just hinting at the words or using a predictable pitch pattern.

However, Boehm played coy when asked by Ken Rosenthal about Harper’s comments later in the game. He said, clearly, that conversation will remain between them.

After the game, both McCullers and manager Dusty Baker dismissed the idea that the starter was suggesting pitches.

McCullers told reporters that this had nothing to do with tipping. Including Brian McTaggart of “They really had a good game plan against me and executed it better than I did.”

“I was shocked,” he added.

Baker, meanwhile, said the group saw no reason to believe McCullers was making a tip. “Sometimes they just hit you,” he said. According to Gabe Lacus of USA Today.

Whatever Harper did or didn’t say, and whatever the Phillies did or didn’t notice about McCullers’ delivery, they hit more home runs on Tuesday than the four he allowed in 47 2/3 regular-season innings.

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