Major League Baseball teams 'appalled' at decision to not investigate Astros sign-stealing accusations

Major League Baseball teams 'appalled' at decision to not investigate Astros sign-stealing accusations

Favorable close calls aside, the Red Sox are on the cusp of their first AL pennant since 2013 because of their offensive attack.

Red Sox security reportedly was warned about the man due to suspicious activity in Houston's ALDS against the Cleveland Indians. The Yankees, too, were also fined for violating a rule pertaining to the use of the dugout phone, and there have been similar reports that other teams believe the Yankees use the YES Network to steal signs from opponents.

With all of that in mind, teams are furious the league is opting to downplay the issue, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. On that note sign stealing is a common practice in baseball, and somewhat easily done due to the down time in games that allow for keen observation.

"This game was incredibly good on both sides - great at-bats, great plays", Astros manager AJ Hinch said. The man's credential was requested by Houston, according to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

Manager Alex Cora will send Rick Porcello to the mound in Game 4.

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

Even though the Houston offense has not been up to par in this series, I'm still going to give Houston a slight edge over Boston for Game 4 at Minute Maid Park.

'Somebody mentioned (it) to me right now.

Major League Baseball released a statement Wednesday saying that the Astros weren't the only team accused of spying as it related to sign-stealing, and after a thorough investigation the case was closed without any discipline.

According to Yahoo, a pair of Major League Baseball players claimed to have witnessed the Astros banging a trash can in the dugout in recent years, ostensibly to indicate to the hitter what the upcoming pitch would be.

The Red Sox need to make him work, and not get behind in the count early.

Whatever the Houston Astros were trying to do at Fenway Park during Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday night, they got caught.

These Red Sox seem to treat imposing road locales with the same laissez-faire attitude that Rocky Balboa treated Russian Federation when he took on Ivan Drago. David Price, who was warming up in the bullpen late in Game 4, will start for Boston on three days' rest after Chris Sale was ruled out Wednesday while recovering from a stomach illness.

Bradley, who hit a grand slam in Game 3 and a three-run double in Game 2, put the Red Sox on top 6-5 with his soaring shot to right field on the next pitch from rookie Josh James. For Price, his long-awaited first postseason win as a starter.

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