LEADING OFF: Astros on defense, Kershaw’s last turn for LA?

The man, who did not have a credential, had a small camera and was texting frequently, per the report.

According to the report, the Cleveland Indians spotted the same man - later identified by Yahoo Sports as Kyle McLaughlin, whose position with the Astros was unknown - in a similar spot doing similar things during the AL Division Series at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

Steve Pearce hit a tiebreaking homer for the Red Sox off Joe Smith in the sixth, a drive that sailed just inside the foul pole in left field for a 3-2 lead. That was taken care of very early in the game.

Amidst the "cheating" scandal that was dismissed by the MLB, Rob tries to figure out it's impact on the series and the league as a whole.

The Metro USA report noted that Major League Baseball security had been warned about the man because of "suspicious activity" in the ALDS against the Indians.

"That's the pitch I always get him out with", Osuna said.

"When I hit the ball, I was expecting to tie the game".

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch speaks during a news conference on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018.

"Yes, I do not think the person in the camera well was stealing signs", Dombrowski said. "Let's take care of one, and then we go from there". The Red Sox wouldn't trail again. Cora told reporters he is always concerned about potential sign-stealing throughout the season, adding Boston does a "good job" changing sequences and paying attention to details. Messed up signs lead to more passed balls and on it goes. Rafael Devers went 1-for-5 with two RBIs. "It was my ankle".

'Somebody mentioned (it) to me right now. "That was the same ankle". Fans weren't happy, players weren't happy, it was just an all-around, game-altering judgment call that had the Astros chasing those two runs the entire game. He's done that once before in his career as a starter, allowing one run in 5.1 innings, but that was all the way back in his rookie season in 2008.

"Depending on who's playing, with him hitting in front of Christian we can put pressure with a hit-and-run against a righty", Cora said. Verlander and the Astros will feel the pressure and find a way to get it done, sending the series back to Boston. Chris Sale will be available out of the bullpen for the Red Sox in game four. Considering the Astros' offense should have its way with Price and company, even a subpar effort from Verlander should be enough to secure this game for Houston and force a Game 6 in Boston.

The Astros beat the Indians to advance to the ALCS, where they trail the series 2-1 headed into Wednesday night's Game 4.

"We can play at any park", Eovaldi said. "We still think he can do it but obviously we have to wait". In each of his six starts this postseason, the 35-year-old has at least one hit and one run scored. That's an Major League Baseball issue, ' Cora said.

Boston center fielder Jackie Bradley Jr. struck the decisive blow for a third consecutive game, smacking a first-pitch changeup from Astros right-hander Josh James (0-1) into the right field seats with two outs in the sixth inning to swing the pendulum back toward the Red Sox.

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