The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston attempting to film in the Indians' dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series last week.
However, a league source said Tuesday night that the investigation concluded the Astros employee was not trying to steal signs, but was acting on suspicions the Red Sox had been stealing Astros signs, and was there to try to catch them in the act.
Cora said he didn't think there was anything going on during the first two games of the series at Fenway. It was also learned this came up in the Astros' series against the Indians in the ALDS.
The Red Sox defeated the Astros in Game 3 of the ALCS on Tuesday thanks to a monster eighth inning.
"I'm aware of something going on, but I haven't been briefed", Hinch said. "That way, it will allow you to put some perspective into things", Bradley said. "That's an Major League Baseball issue", Cora said.
Bradley had caught the ire of many Red Sox fans while batting.210 during the first half of the season. "So we do a good job of changing sequences and paying attention to details". We try to slow it down. "If we feel there's something going on, we switch signs". Devers took over at third in the bottom of the fourth after pinch-hitting for Nunez in the top of the inning. "It was my ankle". "I'm not concerned about it though. That was the same ankle". Nunez had made a few solid plays before leaving.
Alex Cora knows well how pivotal odd-numbered playoff games can be.
"I really wanted him to get one more at-bat against Dallas, because that's why he was in the lineup", Cora said.
Chris Sale's status for Game 5 is up in the air. Sale will throw a bullpen session today. Plate umpire Joe West didn't see that Holt was hit, but Red Sox Manager Alex Cora challenged successfully for the hit-by-pitch.
"We can play at any park", Eovaldi said.
We'll have more as it comes out.
The Sox are hoping David Price can continue the trend of starters pitching out of relief during these games in Houston.
In a ideal world, Kemp wouldn't have even started Tuesday's game for Houston. He followed by hitting another pinch hitter, Mitch Moreland, with another two-strike pitch to force in a run and extend the deficit to 4-2.