Ouch: Offshore sports book sets odds for Astros’ HBPs

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FILE – In this Oct. 29, 2017, file photo, Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa celebrates his two-run home run during the seventh inning of Game 5 of baseball’s World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Houston. While the Astros have been punished by Major League Baseball for a sign-stealing scheme in their run to the 2017 championship, and Correa says Houston won that World Series “fair and square.” (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred’s stern warning against 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.

The possibility of Houston’s hitters being intentionally hit this season has become a topic of discussion after pitchers around the league have either said or implied they would throw at them.  

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