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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...

Kansas City Royals Salvador Perez (13) and Alex Gordon (4) celebrate following a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Royals beat Cubs 13-2, stop 6-game slide

Aug. 6, 2020 10:54 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Whit Merrifield, Maikel Franco and Jorge Soler homered, and the Kansas City Royals stopped a six-game slide by pounding the Chicago Cubs 13-2 on Thursday night. Soler and Salvador Pérez each had three hits and two RBIs, helping Brad Keller to the win in his first major league...

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...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Yu Darvish delivers to a Kansas City Royals batter during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Darvish pitches Cubs past Royals 6-1 for 6th straight win

Aug. 6, 2020 12:58 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yu Darvish pitched seven sharp innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the skidding Kansas City Royals 6-1 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory. Javier Báez drove in two runs for the Cubs (10-2), who handed Kansas City its sixth consecutive defeat. Kris Bryant and...

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel, second from left, is taken out of the baseball game by manager David Ross during the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Chicago. The Cubs won 5-4. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Kimbrel shaky again, Cubs hold off Royals for 5th win in row

Aug. 5, 2020 12:43 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Jason Heyward, Jason Kipnis and Willson Contreras homered and the Chicago Cubs overcame another shaky outing by closer Craig Kimbrel to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-4 Tuesday night for their fifth straight win. Kimbrel took over to begin the ninth inning with a 5-2 lead, but struggled again...

FILE - In this Friday, July 24, 2020, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina, right, celebrates a 5-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in a baseball game in St. Louis.  Molina says he’s one of the players on his team who has tested positive for the coronavirus. The nine-time All-Star revealed his diagnosis Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in a Spanish-language Instagram post. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

LEADING OFF: COVID-stricken Cards shuffle roster, Soto a go

Aug. 4, 2020 8:52 PM EDT

A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: ___ COVID CARDINALS The coronavirus-ridden Cardinals are expected to make more transactions a day after placing six players on the injured list, including confirmed COVID-19 cases Yadier Molina, Paul DeJong, Edmundo Sosa, Junior Fernandez and Kodi...

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Alec Mills delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Bryant homers, Mills shines as surging Cubs beat Royals 2-0

Aug. 4, 2020 12:52 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kris Bryant homered in his return to the lineup and Alec Mills pitched seven effective innings, helping the Chicago Cubs beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night for their fourth consecutive win. Javier Báez had a sacrifice fly and a nice play in the field as NL Central-leading...

Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant rounds the bases after hitting a home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cubs slugger Bryant returns following stomach ailment

Aug. 4, 2020 12:39 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant is following through on his own words when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic. Bryant returned to the starting lineup Monday night and homered in a 2-0 victory against Kansas City after missing two games with a stomach ailment. The 28-year-old Bryant, who...

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)

The Latest: Indiana St pauses football workouts .

Aug. 3, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Indiana State has paused football workouts for two weeks after six players tested positive for COVID-19. Coach Curt Mallory told players, coaches and support staff everyone must quarantine for 14 days. The athletic department...