A separate report from Yahoo Sports identified the man as Kyle McLaughlin and says he aimed a cell phone into the Indians' dugout during their Game 3 loss to the Astros in the AL Division Series.
The Red Sox and Astros have played in some tense games this ALCS, with plenty of controversy and incredible plays made on both sides, but Wednesday night's Game 4 was the most insane yet.
There has been no denial by Major League Baseball, the Red Sox, Astros, or Indians regarding the incident or any of the aforementioned details. The man had a small camera and was texting frequently, but did not have a media credential. They put the game out of reach with a five-run eighth inning, featuring a Jackie Bradley Jr. grand slam, off loathed Astros reliever Roberto Osuna. A fine is the most likely outcome, which will come off as a slap on the wrist by those who think the Astros have cheated their way to success.
According to ESPN, the Astros were using the man to monitor the Red Sox and make sure they weren't doing anything outside the rules.
The Red Sox could consider going with Eduardo Rodriguez, who threw a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's Game 3.
In 2017, an Major League Baseball investigation concluded that the Red Sox orchestrated a scheme to illicitly steal opponents' catchers hand signals during games with the help of an Apple Watch.
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"I'm always concerned about [sign-stealing] throughout the season", Cora said after the game.
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.
The Red Sox have now averaged 6.5 runs per game in the playoffs.
The Red Sox jumped on starter Charlie Morton - who finished the regular season 15-3 with a 3.13 ERA - right away, and he only lasted 2 1/3 innings.
"It's part of the game now", Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart tells Speier. Granted, that stat is a bit skewed by the 16-1 shellacking against the Yankees in Game 3 of the American League Division Series, but it's an accurate representation of the big picture trend.
The Red Sox Game 3 win in Houston lasted almost four hours, which is long for a baseball game, although postseason contests are often so lengthy.