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Meanwhile, though not completely dismissive, Cora had a different take - essentially that deciphering signs has been a part of the game for decades and those who are best at it can benefit.

Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported the Cleveland Indians filed a complaint with Major League Baseball regarding the Astros trying to film the inside of their dugout during Game 3 of the ALDS.

The Astros insisted that no, actually, they had only been spying on the Red Sox to confirm that the Red Sox were not spying on them. Hinch said, "I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed. I'm not going to put him in a situation where he gets hurt because he's not ready to pitch".

The Astros allowed the fewest runs (534) of any AL staff in a non-strike season since the designated hitter was instituted in 1973.

Red Sox first baseman Steve Pearce flipped head over heels into the Astros dugout chasing a foul ball hit by Reddick in the seventh. You see a lot of pitchers and catchers get crossed up now - it's insane.

Astros manager A.J. Hinch has Altuve as the DH for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against Boston. While he doesn't cite specific teams that have been placed under the microscope, it's worth remembering that the Red Sox themselves were fined in 2017 for illegal use of an Apple Watch in the dugout in an effort to steal signs from the division-rival Yankees.

"I don't know", Verlander said.

"We don't get caught up on the whole paranoia thing of the signs", Cora said. We try to slow it down. "So we'll see how he feels physically and then after that we'll decide what we're going to do".

But after an infield hit and a fielder's choice grounder for the second out, Rafael Devers singled.

"I twisted it on that foul ball down the third base line (by Yuli Gurriel in the first inning)", he said.

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But in his post-match press conference, Mourinho revealed Ianni had approached him in the tunnel after the match and apologised. The goal was the latest United have conceded since 2009. "We work on the pitch, the analysis, the preparation", said Mourinho.

The Houston Astros officially have their backs up against the wall in this year's ALCS. "That was the same ankle".

Betts' glove, the baseball and a collection of hands attached to eager fans met simultaneously, and right field umpire Joe West ruled fan interference, robbing Altuve of a game-tying, two-run home run. Nunez had made a few solid plays before leaving. Expect the Boston bats to continue to be aggressive and battle in this one. The Astros have a lot of faith in Verlander, and after Charlie Morton only went 2.1 innings in Game 4, Houston doesn't want to rely on a exhausted bullpen.

With Chris Sale not at full strength after being hospitalized with a stomach ailment over the weekend, the Red Sox will turn to David Price in Game 5. Sale will throw a bullpen session today.

Cora said Sale will be in Houston before Game 3 of the best-of-seven series.

"We can play at any park", Eovaldi said.

"It's probably the most excited I've ever been after making a catch", said Benintendi.

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

Game 4 was filled with incredible plays and clutch performances.

Price will take the mound on three days' rest. "When we scored, it turned into "the rally rake.' ".

Ultimately, the Astros clawed back from a 3-1 deficit via solo home runs from George Springer in the third inning and Tony Kemp in the fourth, both off Porcello. Moreland has reached base safely in each of his pinch hitting appearances in the series and went through a full workout with his teammates on Monday.

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