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Fan cutouts are seen behind home plate at Miller Park after it was announced that the Milwaukee Brewers home opener was postponed after two St. Louis Cardinals employees tested positive for the coronavirus, Friday, July 31, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

LEADING OFF: Cards, Brews try again after virus postponement

Aug. 1, 2020 2:21 AM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: WHO’S PLAYING? The Cardinals will see if they can begin their series at Milwaukee after St. Louis became the latest team to get shut down by the coronavirus. The Brewers’ home opener was postponed Friday because two Cardinals players tested...

New York Mets' Yoenis Cespedes follows thorough on a two-run double in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Friday, July 31, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore).

Braves rally on d'Arnaud's 3-run double, beat Mets 11-10

Jul. 31, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud drove in five runs, including three with a bases-loaded double that capped a five-run eighth, and the Atlanta Braves rallied from a six-run deficit for a wild 11-10 win over New York on Friday night. D'Arnaud had three hits. The biggest was the double off...

New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz stands on the mound after hitting Boston Red Sox's Jose Peraza with a pitch which resulted in a run during the ninth inning of the baseball game at Citi Field, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Mets' Rojas not saying if Diaz losing hold on closer's role

Jul. 31, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — New York Mets manager Luis Rojas wants to get Edwin Diaz back on the mound quickly. Rojas won't say if the next outing for Diaz will come in a save situation. Diaz's role as the Mets' closer again is being watched closely for the second straight season after the right-hander walked two...

Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman fields a ground ball by Yonder Alonso and tags first for the out during the second inning of an intrasquad game Saturday, July 18, 2020, in Atlanta.  It was Freeman's fist game since his battle with Covid-19. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Freeman's return will be closely watched after virus fight

Jul. 22, 2020 2:32 AM EDT

Freddie Freeman is back and ready to anchor the Braves' lineup after a scary battle with COVID-19 earlier in summer camp. The 30-year-old Freeman had career highs last season with 38 homers and 121 RBIs. The four-time All-Star hopes to lead Atlanta back to the top of the NL East for the third straight season. The...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, New York Mets' Pete Alonso reacts after hitting hitting his 53rd home run of the season during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, in New York. Alonso at the plate. Jacob deGrom on the mound. And a healthy Yoenis Céspedes pegged conveniently for designated hitter.
There’s no question the New York Mets have reasons to believe this pandemic-shortened season is perfect for them -- even without injured starter Noah Syndergaard. All they need to do is pick right up where they left off last year.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

Mets `amped' for delayed season with Céspedes potential DH

Jul. 15, 2020 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso at the plate. Jacob deGrom on the mound. And a healthy Yoenis Céspedes conveniently slotted as the designated hitter. There’s no question the New York Mets have reasons to believe this pandemic-shortened season plays perfectly for them — even without injured...

New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom, right, laughs during a baseball workout at Citi Field in New York, Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Safe at home: Mets keep distance on 1st day of Citi camp

Jul. 3, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jacob deGrom spent the past two seasons separating himself from almost everyone out there. This was something entirely different, though. As the New York Mets opened a most unusual summer camp Friday, the back-to-back Cy Young Award winner ran sprints by himself in shallow right field and...