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Strasburg suggested the Astros may have had an advantage with runners on second base, which only happened in two innings all game, including the sixth, when the Astros loaded the bases with no outs and scored two runs. This is one of those things that’s hard to get to the bottom of, and a trip to the Astros clubhouse didn’t help much.

“Obviously, if a guy who’s that good is tipping, I’m not going to tell you so he can switch it,” said Astros center fielder Jordan Scaffer, whose single in the sixth started the two-run rally. “I’m going to know what pitches are coming if he’s tipping. Honestly, I didn’t pick up anything. Even if he did, I’m not going to tell you.”