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Video: Carlos Gonzalez preserves no-hit bid with spectacular catch

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Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez helped preserve starter German Marquez‘s bid for a no-hitter against the Cubs on Wednesday afternoon, making a superb diving catch in right field to rob opposing starter Kyle Hendricks of a single.

Behind in the count 0-1 with one out in the top of the sixth, Hendricks drove an inside fastball to the opposite field, appearing to have enough to break up Marquez’s no-hit bid. But Car-Go sprawled to his left, leaving his feet to make the grab. The catch earned a five-star rating from Statcast.

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Marquez would get through the sixth having allowed no hits, but Kris Bryant promptly ended the dream with a leadoff double in the seventh. Marquez ended up going eight shutout innings as the Rockies blanked the Cubs 3-0.

Doubleheader between Cardinals and Tigers postponed

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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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