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MLB Checking into Report ’17 Astros Stole Signs, Broke Rules

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Major League Baseball has expanded its investigation into the Houston Astros after The Athletic website reported the team stole signs during home games in 2017 by using a camera positioned in center field.

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With Each Pitch at Series, Call Gets Louder for Robot Umps

HOUSTON (AP) — From the box seats to the far reaches of the bleachers, all 40,000 umpires in the stands at Nationals Park were sure they could tell: Gerrit Cole’s fastball to Victor Robles missed the strike zone.

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Astros Owner Writes Apology Letter to Reporter over Taunts

Washington (AFP) – Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has sent an apology letter to Sports Illustrated reporter Stephanie Apstein and retracted his team’s claim that she sought to fabricate a story about a since-fired executive.

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Astros Fire Exec Taubman After Rant at Female Reporters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman on Thursday for directing inappropriate comments at female reporters during a clubhouse celebration, announcing the decision in the middle of the World Series and putting a renewed spotlight on domestic violence in baseball.

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Child Struck by Line Drive at Cubs-Astros Game

HOUSTON (AP) — A young fan at Wednesday night’s game between the Cubs and Astros was struck by a foul ball hit by Albert Almora Jr., shaking up the Chicago center fielder.

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