Houston Astros

WATCH: Astros and A’s Brawl After Laureano Hit-by-Pitch

It was widely believed that the Astros would have to fight this year due to other teams throwing at their hitters. Instead, the Stros first thing approaching a real scrap (we’re not counting the non-fight against the Dodgers) came after an Astros pitcher hit an opposing hitter.

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Ouch: Offshore Sports Book Sets Odds for Astros’ Getting Hit by Pitches

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred’s stern warning covering the intentional beaning of Houston players in the wake of the Astros’ sign-stealing scandal hasn’t stopped an offshore sports book from publishing odds on a variety of bets related to possible plunkings.

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Manfred: No Tolerance for Beanballs in Wake of Astros’ Scam

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — With baseball ablaze over the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal, commissioner Rob Manfred met with nearly half of the major leagues managers Sunday and told them to knock off any notion of get-even beanballs.

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