MLB Clears Astros Of Cheating In ALCS, Says Houston Didn’t Break Rules

The Houston Astros apparently don’t have much explaining to do, but Major League Baseball might.

MLB on Wednesday cleared the Astros of any wrongdoing in Games 1 and 2 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Houston was accused of sneaking a non-credentialed individual next to the opposing team’s dugout to steal signs both in the ALCS and against the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series.

Here’s the league’s statement on the matter, per MLB.com executive reporter Mark Feinsand:

This statement raises way more questions than answers.

In particular, the league seems to be implying that sign-stealing and general spying are running rampant across baseball. And if that’s the case, well, MLB has a serious problem to address.

As for the Red Sox and the Astros, they’ll meet Wednesday night in Game 4 of the ALCS. Boston currently holds a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

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