Astros Win Against Dodgers Overshadowed by Racial Controversy

The Houston Astros claimed a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night, but the win was overshadowed by scandal after Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel made a racist gesture. Gurriel was caught on camera apparently mocking Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish, pulling down the corner of his eyes to take a swipe at Darvish’s Asian heritage. Gurriel also appeared to say the word “Chinito,” a Spanish slang term that roughly means “little Chinese boy.” Gurriel apologized afterword, saying he “didn’t mean to offend anybody in Japan.” “I was commenting to my family that I didn't have any luck against Japanese pitchers here in the United States,” Gurriel said. Darvish, who was born in Japan, is of Iranian and Japanese heritage. He called the move “disrespectful” but said Gurriel had simply “made a mistake and you have to learn from it.” A source cited by The Associated Press said Gurriel may be punished by the league for the gesture, and possibly suspended during the World Series.