Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

ALCS: Bradley Jr. powers Red Sox to 2-1 series lead

ALCS: Bradley Jr. powers Red Sox to 2-1 series lead

Sports as a man named Kyle McLaughlin (who isn't listed on the Astros staff but has been seen in an Astros ID badge), and asked him to leave the area.

Stealing signs is nothing new in baseball.

However, new technology may have given teams an unfair advantage as the use of high-definition, high-speed cameras allows teams to peer where they couldn't before.

Passan also cited sources pointing to a couple incidents of the Astros sign-stealing and relaying signals to hitters, including during last year's World Series against the Dodgers.

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The Red Sox are leading the series 2-1 with Game 4 set to take place tonight in Houston.

There was no indication of any suspicious activity during Game 3 in Houston on Tuesday night, but the Red Sox were careful to change their pitch-calling signs throughout the night - something Manager Alex Cora said is fairly standard for the Red Sox. "I'm anxious about the game".

The report from Metro brought back memories of a report from ESPN's Buster Olney, who said the Red Sox think the Astros are great a stealing signs and adjusted their chain of communication accordingly. In response to these calls, the Commissioner's Office reinforced the existing rules with all playoff Clubs and undertook proactive measures, including instituting a new prohibition on the use of certain in-stadium cameras, increasing the presence of operations and security personnel from Major League Baseball at all Postseason games and instituting a program of monitoring Club video rooms. But I just heard today'. But if you want to consider it "spying", they were only "spying" to make sure that the Red Sox were not spying.

According to a statement Major League Baseball released Wednesday, the Astros were indeed caught doing something.

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During the early innings in Game 3, the Indians became aware that the man standing near their dugout in Progressive Field was aiming his cellphone into their dugout. The seven-time All-Star started the series opener but missed Game 2 and didn't travel with the team after being hospitalized.

So it's really not surprising at all that he reacted the way he did when former teammate Jackie Bradley Jr. blew Game 3 open for the Red Sox with an eighth-inning grand slam.

All of the suspicion has added to the length of each game, as both teams' catchers have routinely walked to the mound to confer with their pitchers, usually while covering their mouths with their gloves.

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