The Yankees must have wanted to upstage the hilarious blooper committed by Jeff Francoeur in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park between the Nationals and Phillies. In the fourth inning at Minute Maid Park, Yankees outfielders Chris Young and Brett Gardner converged on a fly ball hit by Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, but let it drop between them. Correa rounded the bases for a little league home run, officially scored as a double and a two-base error.
It’s as funny as it sounds:
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A doubleheader between the St. Louis Cardinals and Detroit Tigers this week is being postponed to allow more time for additional COVID-19 testing.
MLB opted to postpone Thursday’s doubleheader to continue additional testing while players and staff are quarantined before the team returns to play. More details about the Cardinals’ resumption of play will be announced later this week.
The Cardinals had a series against Pittsburgh set to start on Monday postponed after a weekend series against the Cubs was scrapped due to three positive coronavirus tests.
St. Louis had two more players and a staff member test positive for the virus on Friday and have had eight positive players overall, including star catcher Yadier Molina.
There have now been 29 games postponed by Major League Baseball because of coronavirus concerns. The Cardinals have not played since July 30 and have had 15 games scrapped.
Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games postponed earlier and have returned to the field since the disruptions.
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