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Video: Madison Bumgarner homered off of Clayton Kershaw on Saturday


Homering off of Clayton Kershaw is hard enough. Doing it multiple times in a career is something else. On Saturday, Giants starter Madison Bumgarner became the 15th player to have hit multiple home runs off of Kershaw, a three-time Cy Young Award winner. Bumgarner cranked a no-doubter to left field in the second inning during Saturday’s game, breaking a scoreless tie.

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The other players with two or more homers against Kershaw: Adam Dunn (4); Troy Tulowitzki and Chris Denorfia (3); Alfonso Soriano, Ryan Spilborghs, Paul Goldschmidt, Buster Posey, Brad Hawpe, Jay Bruce, Carlos Gonzalez, Clint Barmes, Vernon Wells, Jayson Werth, and Joey Votto (2).

Bumgarner now has 12 career home runs. He hit five last season and four in 2014.

On the mound, Bumgarner got a no decision, giving up one run on six hits and a walk with eight strikeouts over six innings. The Dodgers pulled out a 10-inning 3-2 victory.

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.”