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Dodgers' 'gamesmanship' before start of World Series strikes sour note with Astros

Dodgers' 'gamesmanship' before start of World Series strikes sour note with Astros

Could be the Dodgers’ strategy worked.

The Houston Astros, statistically the best hitting team in Major League Baseball this season, managed only three hits in a 3-1 loss in Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Was it Clayton Kershaw, Brandon Morrow and Kenley Jansen’s prowess, or were they lulled into a slump?

When the Astros took the field for batting practice during Monday’s workout at Dodger Stadium, the sound system played cheesy soft rock from artists such as Toto, Ambrosia and the Little River Band.

No harm, no foul on the selection, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said before the game. He was...

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