Major League Baseball says the Astros were definitely not cheating

The Astros Tony Kemp robbed the Red Sox of extra bases with a brilliant leaping catch

Game 4 of the ALCS ended in absolutely thrilling fashion late Wednesday night as a diving catch in left field by Boston's Andrew Benintendi gave the Red Sox an 8-6 victory and 3-1 series lead.

According to a statement Major League Baseball released Wednesday, the Astros were indeed caught doing something. He was in possession of a small camera and had been texting regularly while near the dugout. This wasn't an isolated incident and should be taken very seriously. The man was not allowed back into the credentialed area, but was allowed to remain in the ballpark.

After the Indians lost the American League Division Series to the Astros in a three-game sweep last week, Cleveland said a man was seen with a cellphone standing by the photographer's pit at Progressive Field, the Indians' home park, October 8.

"I'm always concerned about (sign stealing) throughout the season", Cora told reporters after the win. A separate report identified the man as Kyle McLaughlin and says he aimed a cell phone into the Indians' dugout during their Game 3 loss to the Astros in the AL Division Series. It's still fishy and the league told the Astros not to do that anymore and report it to the proper authorities. A thorough investigation concluded that an Astros employee was monitoring the field to ensure that the opposing Club was not violating any rules.

Dombrowski called sign-stealing from the dugout "part of the game", and acknowledged the Red Sox were penalized past year for using electronic devices to aid their pursuits, but he also explained why this situation is different.

"I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed", Hinch said.


"Before the Postseason began, a number of Clubs called the Commissioner's Office about sign stealing and the inappropriate use of video equipment".

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.

After investigating the cheating claims against the Houston Astros, Major League Baseball has found no wrongdoing.

But the Astros may be the first team to ever get away with the "we were spying to make sure they weren't spying" excuse.

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. "If we feel there's something going on we switch the signs".

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