Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel has an explanation for what we saw during the regular season and so far during the playoffs. The 2017 regular season was a historic one for Major League Baseball. The 6,105 home runs were more than any other season. That trend continued during Game 2 of the World Series. On Wednesday, there were a whopping eight home runs during the Astros’ 7-6 victory over the Dodgers, which was a World Series record for a single game. Afterward, Keuchel seemed convinced it had to do with the baseballs being juiced.