Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Chris Sale won't start for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

Chris Sale won't start for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

An unidentified man, who had been issued a credential before the October 8 game in Cleveland, was removed from an area near Boston's dugout for taking photos during Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday, according to a report by Metro Boston and Yahoo Sports.

This is not the first time this season the Astros have been accused of cheating.

"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. Hoynes notes in his column that Cleveland worked so diligently to protect its signs in the weeks leading up to the ALDS that the efforts "bordered on paranoia". It's bigger than any series.

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.

"In the third inning of the first game of the series, security removed a man claiming to be an Astros employee from the media-credentialed area next to the Boston Red Sox dugout, according to multiple security sources who were on the scene at the time of the incident". Perhaps it takes one to know one. Dombrowski said there are "a lot more steps that are attached to this" before adding, "I think it's partially closed, but I don't think it's all the way closed". "I'm going to keep it really short".

We'll have more as it comes out. "But everybody was out there giving it their all, they just had some really good arms to back it up".

There have been previous suspicions about the Astros.

Earlier this season, Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer intimated on Twitter that Houston's pitchers may have been using banned substances to improve the spin on their pitches. The concerns expressed related to a number of Clubs, not any one specific Club.

The Red Sox Game 3 win in Houston lasted almost four hours, which is long for a baseball game, although postseason contests are often so lengthy.

The incident is expected to lead to a fine for the Astros. It was believed he was there to steal signs from the Boston dugout. A thorough investigation concluded that an Astros employee was monitoring the field to ensure that the opposing Club was not violating any rules. 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.

Like this: