The Indians and Rays were just about to wrap up an otherwise unremarkable game on Wednesday night when something remarkable happened. Desmond Jennings popped up a Cody Allen fastball into foul territory near third base. Third baseman Juan Uribe went after it but eventually gave way to shortstop Francisco Lindor.
The ball got stuck in the catwalk and Lindor seemed to be bracing for the ball to fall down and hit him as he turned his head town and put his glove over it. The ball never dropped down. Lindor, with a grin on his face, pretended to dive as if it had. Pretty funny stuff.
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Shortly thereafter, the Indians wrapped up a 4-1 victory.
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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