Astros may have been cheating in Game 1 against Red Sox

Annette Crawford
October 18, 2018

The employee, reported by Yahoo's Jeff Passan to be Kyle McLaughlin, was said to be pointing a small camera into the Boston dugout.

Cora said the situation is something for Major League Baseball to handle.

The first employee, who had been issued a credential before the October 8 game in Cleveland, was removed from an area Saturday near Boston's dugout for taking photos during Game 1 of the ALCS.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer further reports that the Indians filed a complaint with the league against the Astros following a pair of similar incidents in the ALDS and also reached out to the Red Sox to warn them prior to the start of the ALCS.

With the Red Sox deep into the postseason and now facing the equally analytically minded Astros, those little edges come at a premium.

In a statement, Major League Baseball said the matter "will be handled internally" and offered no other details.

"I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed", Astros manager A.J. Hinch said after Tuesday's Game 3 loss to the Sox.

When pressed on whether he had any concerns about signs being stolen, Cora added: "I'm always concerned about that throughout the season". "So I mean we do a good job changing sequences". And we don't get caught up on the whole paranoia thing of the signs. A Tony Kemp fourth inning home run gave Houston their first lead of the game at 4-3, but a Jackie Bradley Jr. two-run bomb gave Boston a 6-5 advantage in the sixth. "I'm anxious about the game".

The utilization of technology in sign-stealing efforts isn't likely to go away, and it'll continue to force teams and players into more rigorous efforts to protect signs.

"No, I don't", he said.

According to the New York Post, the Astros had an employee monitoring the Red Sox's dugout in Game 1 to see if they were illegally using a video monitor.

An Astros spokesman responded to several emails about the incident, but did not deny any of the specific details provided. Picard's initial report even indicates that McLaughlin wasn't removed from the stadium - only the media area in which he'd been set up.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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