Boston newspaper accuses Astros of stealing signs during ALCS Game 1

Doug Mendoza
October 17, 2018

As the Houston Astros prepare to take on Nathan Eovaldi and the Boston Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALCS at Minute Maid Park, Astros third baseman Alex Bregman posted an Instagram story showing his team hitting back-to-back-to-back homers off Eovaldi earlier this season in what appeared to take a shot at the Sox.

According to the Metro report, which cited multiple security sources who were on the scene, a man was removed during the third inning of Game 1 on Saturday night at Fenway Park but allowed to stay in the ballpark after another Astros staffer intervened.

Neither the Red Sox or Indians would comment on the matter, but an Astros representative did not deny wrongdoing in several e-mails to Metro. Catchers have always communicated with pitchers using hand signals, and anyone steal those signs could alert the hitter as to what kind of pitch to expect.

"It's a credit to him, because at this level, when you're hitting.180 after two months or I think it was three months, it is hard", Cora said.

While it's yet to be proven if the Astros were doing anything illegal, the two incidents have raised further questions about the use of electronic equipment during games and whether Houston has been cheating. The incident isn't expected to amount to anything more than a fine for Houston, according to a report from ESPN. Scraping by on recycled starters and questionable relievers, he helped lead the Astros through a complex postseason to their first ever World Series championship.

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Jeff Passan wrote an article late Tuesday detailing how the Cleveland Indians tipped the Red Sox off about Houston's alleged sign-stealing scheme after they were swept away by Houston in the American League Division Series. "But I just heard today". "I'm anxious about the game".

Osuna was a controversial midseason pickup from Toronto while he served a 75-game ban under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy.

After being dispatched by the Astros in the first round of the playoffs, the Cleveland Indians apparently warned the Boston Red Sox that Houston might attempt to steal signs or information from their dugout.

Both teams referred back to the Major League Baseball.

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