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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 18 June 2018

World Series: Astros manager Hinch hits back at 'nonsense' story about alleged altercation

Houston team boss denies news website story saying police were called to Astros' hotel following team's loss in Game 1

Houston Astros, managed by AJ Hinch, are playing in the World Series this season. Eric Gay / AP Photo
Houston Astros, managed by AJ Hinch, are playing in the World Series this season. Eric Gay / AP Photo

Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch on Thursday hit back at a report alleging he was involved in a late-night hotel altercation, dismissing the story as "nonsense".

The TMZ.com website said police were called to the Astros' hotel in Pasadena late on Tuesday following the team's loss in Game 1 of the World Series.

The report said Hinch reacted angrily after being heckled by a group of hotel guests, leading to police being called.

Hinch, who arrived back in Houston on Thursday after the Astros squared the series in game two, hit back at the report.

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"I have a brief comment on it: First off, there was no altercation," Hinch said. "It's a shame I get asked about some nonsense and fabrications and non-stories, and I have to respond to it on a national stage.

"To reiterate - there was no altercation, and that's as far as I'm going to go."

Pressed further on the incident, Hinch added: "Like I said, fabrications really suck. I'm not going to address it."

The Astros will face the Dodgers in Game 3 on Friday, hoping to take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.