Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Rich Hill told reporters after Tuesday night's 3-1 Game 6 win that he purposefully stepped off the mound prior to Yuli Gurriel's first at-bat to give fans more time to boo the Houston Astros first baseman. According to the Los Angeles Times' Andy McCullough, Hill said the move was his "silent gesture" to condemn Gurriel's racist actions directed at Yu Darvish in Game 3—which have earned him a five-game suspension to begin the 2018 season. "That's a subject that's disheartening," Hill added, per MLB.com's Joshua Thornton. "I think it's something, unfortunately, I don't think the punishment fit the action. I think, rightfully so, the fans spoke out and understood what was going on. I gave them their time to voice their opinion."
Rich Hill Says Stepping off Mound to Let Yuli Gurriel Be Booed Was Intentional
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