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Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. extends multi-hit game streak to 11, exits with injury

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Blue Jays middle infielder Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. racked up three more hits on Sunday afternoon against the White Sox, extending his multi-hit game streak to 11. According to Baseball Reference, he is one of only seven players since 1908 to have a multi-hit streak of at least 11 games. The others:

  • Rogers Hornsby (13 games), 1923
  • Billy Herman (12 games), 1935
  • Tony Perez (11 games), 1973
  • Paul Waner (11 games), 1927
  • Sam Rice (11 games), 1925
  • Shoeless Joe Jackson (11 games), 1912

Gurriel finished 3-for-5 in Sunday afternoon’s 7-4 win over the White Sox. On his final hit, an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning, Gurriel attempted to advance to second base on a throw home. The throw was cut off by Jose Abreu, who threw to second base. Gurriel attempted to avoid the tag but twisted his leg awkwardly. He was in pain for a while before walking off the field with the help of team trainers. The Blue Jays should pass along information on Gurriel’s status later tonight or tomorrow.

Since July 11, when his streak began, Gurriel is hitting .500/.519/.740 with three home runs and seven RBI in 50 at-bats.

On the season, Gurriel is batting .322/.340/.503 with seven homers, 22 RBI, and 16 runs scored in 147 plate appearances.

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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