MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred praised Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish as part of his explanation of Houston Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel's five-game suspension being delayed until 2018. The suspension was handed out in response to Gurriel making a racist gesture after hitting a home run of Darvish in Friday's Game 3 of the World Series. MLB Network's Anthony Castrovince tweeted the following summary of Manfred's explanation in a press conference of why Gurriel won't miss any World Series games. After the 5-3 win, which gave Houston a 2-1 series lead, Gurriel said he didn't intend to insult Japanese pitcher Darvish with the gesture, in which he pulled his eyelids to narrow them, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.