Astros’ Keuchel sends message to heckler with baseball

Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel can bring it even on his days off.

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Houston Astros starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel apparently had an excellent idea to get in the final word with a heckler on his off-night during Wednesday’s game in Oakland.

A fan reported that Keuchel tossed his heckler a ball, which stated:

"Thanks for helping pay my salary for today – <3 #60"

Keuchel, who is becoming a rising star this season, even got in his shot without rewarding the fan with an autograph, instead opting for the heart and his jersey number.

Way to even the playing field, Keuchel.

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