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Pirates-Cardinals game slated for Monday postponed

Aug. 9, 2020 12:58 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates will not travel to St. Louis on Sunday and the opening game of their three-game series with the Cardinals has been postponed while St. Louis deals with a COVID-19 outbreak. Monday's game has been pushed back. It's unclear whether the entire series will be scrapped...

Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera, right celebrates with Jonathan Schoop after driving him in with a two run home run in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, in Pittsburgh. This was the second of four home run Pirates starter Derek Holland gave in the Tigers five run first. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tigers hit 4 homers in 1st inning, drill Pirates 11-5

Aug. 8, 2020 8:25 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Maybe the Detroit Tigers should get four unexpected days off more often. Or maybe they should just face a pitching staff in tatters. Either way, Detroit's struggling offense has found traction in Pittsburgh. Niko Goodrum, Miguel Cabrera, C.J. Cron and Jeimer Candelario all hit home runs...

Detroit Tigers' Niko Goodrum (28) slides into second with an RBI double as the throw from Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Cole Tucker heads to second baseman Erik Gonzalez (2) in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Pittsburgh. The hit drove in two runs. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Tigers outslug Pirates 17-13 in 11 innings after layoff

Aug. 8, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Niko Goodrum drove in five runs, two on a double in a big 11th inning that sent the Detroit Tigers over the Pittsburgh Pirates 17-13 in a startling slugfest on Friday night. Both teams finished with 16 hits, surprising since each club had four players in the starting lineup batting under...

Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Cease delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cease, White Sox blank Indians 2-0

Aug. 8, 2020 12:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Dylan Cease got into trouble over and over again. He also escaped each time. The young right-hander isn't a rookie anymore. Cease showed off his poise while working five shutout innings, and the Chicago White Sox beat Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians 2-0 on Friday night. “With...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Entire Cubs-Cards series postponed after more positive tests

Aug. 7, 2020 10:08 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The entire three-game series between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis at Busch Stadium was postponed Friday night after two more Cardinals players and a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. Major League Baseball announced that the whole weekend set was off. Hours earlier, MLB...

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the second inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

LEADING OFF: Cole goes for 20th win in row, Cubs-Cards off

Aug. 7, 2020 8:43 PM EDT

A look at what's happening in the majors on Saturday: RED-HOT COLE Gerrit Cole tries for his 20th straight regular-season win when he pitches for the Yankees at Tampa Bay. Cole is 3-0 with a 2.55 ERA in three starts since signing a $324 million, nine-year contract with New York. Cole’s streak dates to May...

FILE  - In this Monday, July 27, 2020, file photo, Oakland Athletics' Matt Olson (28) wears a mask as Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout, left, also wears one while taking a lead off first base during the eighth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif. Baseball's Western Divisions have so far avoided any COVID-related schedule disruptions and they're trying to keep it that way. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

So far in MLB, West is best at avoiding COVID-19 disruption

Aug. 7, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — It was a rarity at the time and provided a very 2020-style photo op: Oakland's masked first baseman Matt Olson chatting with Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout, who was also masked as he prepared to run the bases. Less that two weeks later, it's clear it was the start of the trend. When it...

LEADING OFF: Cards back in action, Yanks seizing AL East

Aug. 6, 2020 10:19 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Friday: ___ BACK IN THE SHUFFLE The Cardinals are set to resume their season by hosting the Cubs. St. Louis has been off since last Friday, when two players returned positive coronavirus tests. Seven players in total have tested positive, including star catcher...

Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich reacts after striking out during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LEADING OFF: Hitters slumping, cutdown day, Scherzer's exit

Aug. 6, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: OFF BASE Star hitters Christian Yelich, Gary Sanchez, Hunter Pence and others are slumping badly in a season where hitters across the majors are struggling to find base hits. The league-wide batting average entering Wednesday’s games was .232, down from...

Boston Red Sox's Xander Bogaerts (2) celebrates with teammates in the dugout after hitting a fifth-inning solo home run in a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts

Aug. 6, 2020 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is cracking down on coronavirus safety protocols, mandating that players and staff wear face coverings at all times, including in the dugouts and bullpens, except for players on the field of play. The league sent a memo to teams Wednesday outlining changes to its 2020...