Joe Kelly has had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston Astros hitters reduced to five games on appeal.

The Los Angeles Dodgers reliever was penalized eight games by Major League Baseball on July 29, one day after his pitches and taunts led to a benches-clearing situation at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

The game marked the first time that the Dodgers and Astros had met since it was revealed that Houston stole signs en route to a 2017 World Series title over L.A.