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Corey Seager’s diving stop helped secure the Dodgers’ win

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A defensive play lost in the shuffle from Tuesday night

Los Angeles Dodgers v Houston Astros Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

While we wait for the fallout, and/or any discipline from Tuesday night’s bench-clearing affair between the Dodgers and Astros in Houston, I’m reminded of this quote from Alex Wood during spring training:

“Somebody will take it into their own hands, and they’ll get suspended more games than any of those guys got for the biggest cheating scandal in 100 years,” Wood said back in February.

But for now, let’s think back to Tuesday’s game. The benches clearing was the main story, and the Dodgers’ five-run fifth inning got them the win. That turned around a 2-0 deficit into the eventual 5-2 final score.

But it could have easily been 4-0 Astros before the Dodgers even got on the board. Adam Kolarek relieved Walker Buehler with two out and two on in the fourth inning, and immediately wild pitched the runners up one base.

Then, this Josh Reddick line drive looked like it might have been a two-run single (Baseball Savant said the liner had an expected batting average of .600), but Corey Seager’s diving stop ended the inning, and kept the Dodgers deficit at 2-0.

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