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Keuchel typically throws his sinker more than his other five pitches combined, which is why two-thirds of the balls that are hit off him are hit on the ground.
Tanaka bore down and struck out both swinging at low sinkers.
His sinker has sunk to 86 mph, or 2.2 mph slower than his previous low.
On Monday, Castro breezed through his first inning of work in the 10th, retiring the Red Sox in order, including strikeouts of Mookie Betts and Rajai Davis, both looking at 98-mph sinkers.
After converting to a sinker, the lower number of strikeouts are by design.
Astros reliever Brad Peacock, who also relies heavily on sliders, cut his usage of the pitch in half from his first World Series appearance to his second, pumping in sinkers and four-seamers instead.
Three innings later, Byron Buxton battled for 10 pitches, hammering a 3-2 sinker that tailed onto the inner half of the plate.
Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, known as much for his beard as his devastating sinker, was cheered on by Houston's other famous bearded superstar as Rockets guard James Harden watched from a front-row seat behind home plate.
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