Settling the Score: Saturday’s results

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The defending World Series champs are toast.

Madison Bumgarner threw eight scoreless innings, allowing only four hits and striking out seven, but the Giants managed no runs and fell to the Cubs 1-0 on Saturday night at San Francisco’s AT&T Park.

Nate Schierholtz, the former Giants outfielder, played the hero for Chicago with his game-winning solo shot off Sergio Romo in the top of the ninth.

The Giants are now 46-57 on the season and nine games back of the Dodgers — who defeated the Reds on Saturday — in the National League West standings. In any other division, they’d be buried even deeper.

Your Saturday recaps and box scores:

Rays 1, Yankees 0

Astros 8, Blue Jays 6

Angels 1, Athletics 3

Cardinals 0, Braves 2

Mets 1, Nationals 4

Twins 4, Mariners 0

Red Sox 7, Orioles 3

Rangers 0, Indians 1

Phillies 0, Tigers 10

Royals 1, White Sox 0

Pirates 7, Marlins 4

Padres 12, Diamondbacks 3

Brewers 7, Rockies 5

Cubs 1, Giants 0

Reds 1, Dodgers 4

Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site

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MILWAUKEE — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Milwaukee president of baseball operations David Stearns confirmed the positive results Saturday and said they shouldn’t impact the major league team. Teams are using alternate training sites this season to keep reserve players sharp because the minor league season was canceled due to the pandemic.

Stearns said the positive tests came Monday and did not name the two players or the staff member. Players must give their permission for their names to be revealed after positive tests.

The entire camp was placed in quarantine.

“We have gone through contact tracing,” Stearns said. “We do not believe it will have any impact at all on our major league team. We’ve been fortunate to get through this season relatively unscathed in this area. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get all the way there at our alternate site.”

Milwaukee entered Saturday one game behind the Reds and Cardinals for second place in the NL Central, with the top two teams qualifying for the postseason.

The Brewers still will be able to take taxi squad players with them on the team’s trip to Cincinnati and St. Louis in the final week of the season. He said those players have had repeated negative tests and the team is “confident” there would be no possible spread of the virus.

“Because of the nature of who these individuals were, it’s really not going to affect the quarantine group at all,” Stearns said. “We’re very fortunate that the group of players who could potentially be on a postseason roster for us aren’t interacting all that much with the individuals that tested positive.”