Boston newspaper accuses Astros of stealing signs during ALCS Game 1

MLB Investigating Astros Employee For Videotaping Red Sox's Dugout

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Major League Baseball also says it is aware of a report by Metro Boston that a man claiming to be an Astros employee was removed from a credentialed area near the Red Sox dugout during the AL Championship Series opener at Fenway Park. "He lost some weight". He didn't throw a bullpen [Wednesday]. He's feeling better compared to [Tuesday], but physically, he's not there yet. To address those worries, the commissioner instituted a new prohibition on the use of certain in-stadium cameras, beefing up Major League Baseball security at games and monitoring video rooms. "And whether that's pitch tipping, pitch sequencing, changing your signs, changing your location of your defenders - this is a bigger topic that's going to take a lot more time than an overnight story and concern and people's curiosities". "And we'll go from there".

With Price warming up in the bullpen in case he was needed in relief, the Red Sox held on for an 8-6 victory Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

According to Stats Inc., Bradley the second player in franchise history with at least two RBI and an extra base hit in three consecutive postseason games, joining Nomar Garciaparra in 1998. But the very next inning, Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts doubled, scoring Benintendi, giving Boston the lead 3-1 until the bottom half of the inning, when George Springer cut that lead in half with a solo shot to right field, and then Reddick tied the game with a single scoring Jose Altuve.

If the Red Sox can't win Game 5 in Houston, Chris Sale is slated to pitch Saturday in Game 6 in Boston.

When the Red Sox are going like this - getting contributions from the entire batting order - they're nearly impossible to defeat, and if the trends keep going that way, Hinch and the Astros will soon see their hope of a World Series repeat disappear. That decision could hurt them with Sale sidelined.

Cora said he has been concerned throughout the season about Red Sox signs being stolen. You've seen already, Mitch (Moreland, who is limited by a right hamstring ailment) has pinch-hit twice for Christian (Vazquez). Pinch-hitter Brock Holt was hit on the foot to load the bases before Mitch Moreland got plunked as well, forcing in a run.

Cora added: "And also we knew Joe could give us multiple innings, (Heath) Hembree, (Brandon) Workman. I was pretty sure". "I thought I did", Altuve said. "It's wonderful", Cora said about Bradley.

"We were playing defense". "He's another Astros fan rooting for us".

We're thinking JBJ is making a solid case for ALCS MVP if the Red Sox win the series.

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