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MLB investigation clears Houston Astros of any cheating in playoffs

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Major League Baseball says it takes no action over allegations the Houston Astros had cheated over the playoffs.

On Tuesday, an origin told the Associated Press the Cleveland Indians had filed a complaint with MLB regarding a man of the Houston Astros trying to film into their dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series. MLB also said it was cognizant of a report by Metro Boston that any man claiming for being an Astros employee was pulled from a space nearby the Boston Red Sox dugout through the AL Championship Series opener at Fenway Park a week ago. There was clearly claims that this Astros ended up being seeking to steal signs from opponents.

However, on Wednesday MLB said the Astros had been cleared from a wrongdoing. “With respect to both incidents regarding a Houston Astros employee, security identified an issue, addressed it and turned the matter onto the Department of Investigations. A complete investigation determined that an Astros employee was monitoring the field to make certain the opposing Club isn’t violating any rules,” MLB said in a statement Wednesday. “All Clubs vacationing in the playoffs were notified to keep from a majority of these efforts as well as direct complaints about any in-stadium rules violations to MLB staff for investigation and resolution. We look at the matter closed.”

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The Metro report said someone was removed while in the third inning of Game 1 on Saturday night but permitted to relax in the ballpark after another Astros staffer intervened. The report said he enjoyed a small camera and was texting frequently, but didn’t have a media credential.

Houston manager AJ Hinch and Red Sox manager Alex Cora both said after Boston’s 8-2 win night in Houston that you had found out about the alleged incident.

“I’m alert to something going on, however i were not briefed,” Hinch said. “I’m thinking about the adventure.” Cora said he has got been concerned in the season about Red Sox signs being stolen. “So Come on, man we do an excellent job changing sequences and paying attention to details. And that we avoid getting overly enthusiastic all in all paranoia thing within the signs,” he explained. “We try and take your time. When we feel you will find transpiring we switch the twelve signs.”

When asked if he felt like anything was happening the earliest two ALCS games at Fenway Park, Cora responded, “No, I cannot.”

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