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Lance McCullers Jr. gives Astros fans World Series tickets after alleged taunts at Yankee Stadium

USA TODAY SPORTS logo USA TODAY SPORTS 10/22/2019 Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY

Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. is shown on the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Houston. © AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. is shown on the sidelines before an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Houston. Lance McCullers Jr. will not pitch in this World Series as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery.

The Houston Astros pitcher will, however, make sure three Astros fans attend a World Series game — in peace. 

A trio of Astros fans told ABC 13 in Houston they were heckled and had beer and food thrown at them during Game 5 of the ALCS in New York. Yankees security eventually escorted them to a location behind home plate to watch the rest of the game, they said. 

"We thought we were going to be removed from the stadium, but some other New York fans told them we'd done nothing wrong," Nathan Rocha, one of the Astros fans, told ABC 13.

McCullers Jr. learned of their experience on social media and reached out to one member of the crew, Cruz Arcia Jr. 

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"Fans of all teams should be celebrated for loving the game, not treated like that," McCullers Jr told Arcia Jr. on Twitter. "I look forward to having you watch a WS game in the H on me." 

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The unruliness of some Yankees fans was well-documented during the series. Astros right fielder Josh Reddick called New York fans "disrespectful" after objects were thrown at him in the outfield and manager AJ Hinch said he would pull his players off the field if items were thrown at Houston players again. 

The plan is for the trio to be at Game 1 on Tuesday

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