Indians File Complaint About Astros Filming in Their Dugout

Lynette Rowe
October 18, 2018

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

Overall view of Fenway Park during a game between between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park May 5, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

The Cleveland Indians filed a complaint following Game 3 of the AL Division Series after an Astros employee was observed aiming his cellphone into their dugout and taking pictures or video. The man's credential was requested by Houston, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.

During ALCS Game 3 on Tuesday, an exclusive report by the Boston Metro Times revealed that security at Fenway Park removed a man who claimed to be an Astros employee from an area designated for credentialed media next to the Red Sox' dugout during the third inning of Game 1.

Cora said he didn't think there was anything going on during the first two games of the series at Fenway.

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"We are aware of the matter and it will be handled internally", an Major League Baseball spokesperson told Metro. Metro says the man had a small camera and was texting frequently.

Just because he's doing postseason analysis for Fox Sports 1 doesn't mean he's going to hide the fact that he's very clearly rooting for the Boston Red Sox against the Houston Astros.

After being asked about the man claiming to be an Astros' employee and the warning given to the Red Sox, an Indians spokesman said via email on Tuesday, "We are not going to comment on this situation".

Passan also cited sources pointing to a couple incidents of the Astros sign-stealing and relaying signals to hitters, including during last year's World Series against the Dodgers. "So we do a good job of changing sequences and paying attention to details". And we don't get caught up on the whole paranoia thing of the signs. "We try to slow it down. And then we'll go from there", Cora said after Tuesday's victory. But did the Astros cheat? Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer tweeted during the regular season that Houston's pitchers may have been using banned substances to improve the spin on their pitches.

Following Game 3, Indians starter Mike Clevinger alluded to the Astros having an advantage.

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