Astros' Carlos Correa responds to White Sox pitcher's 'disrespectful' sign-stealing implication after ALDS win

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The Astros ended the White Sox season by beating them in Tuesday's ALDS Game 4, 10-1. One might recall that after the White Sox's lone win of the series on Sunday night, reliever Ryan Tepera took a shot at the Astros. 

Specifically, he mentioned the well-known sign-stealing scandal from the 2017 season

"They've had a reputation of doing some sketchy stuff over there," said Tepera. "We can say it's a little bit of a difference. I think you saw the swings and misses tonight compared to the first two games at Minute Maid."

The Astros struck out nine times in Game 4 Tuesday. They also scored 10 runs on 14 hits, which included three doubles and a home run. If Tepera's implication was that the Astros cheat well at home and not as well on the road, things didn't really line up in this one. 

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa went 2 for 4 and had the early big blow with a two-RBI double to take the lead for good. After the game he was asked about Tepera's comments.

"Disrespectful words with no facts with nothing to say," Correa said. "We scored six runs at home, then we scored, what, like nine? Then we scored six again here, they just happened to score 12. And then you look at our OPS on the road that's the best in all the big leagues through a 162-game season which we played 81 on the road. Their OPS was a lot higher at home than it was on the road.

"He needs to know the facts."

Correa did his homework. The Astros led the majors this season with a .780 road OPS. The White Sox's home OPS was .789 compared to a .729 road OPS. 

Whether any of this means anything is up to you, dear reader, but when Correa said he was talking facts, he was. 

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