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MLB cancels 2020 All-Star Game, Dodgers will host in 2022 instead

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Major League Baseball announced on Friday that the Dodgers have been awarded the 2022 All-Star Game. They were set to host the 2020 All-Star Game, but it was cancelled due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, commissioner Rob Manfred said, “Once it became clear we were unable to hold this year’s All-Star festivities, we wanted to award the Dodgers with the next available All-Star Game, which is 2022. I want to thank the Dodgers organization and the City of Los Angeles for being collaborative partners in the early stages of All-Star preparation and for being patient and understanding in navigating the uncertainty created by the pandemic. The 2022 All-Star celebration promises to be a memorable one with events throughout the city and at picturesque Dodger Stadium.

The Dodgers haven’t hosted the All-Star Game since 1980. Their American League counterparts, the Angels, last hosted the All-Star Game in 2010.

The Braves will host the All-Star Game next summer in Atlanta. The 2023-25 All-Star Game locations are still not known. The Phillies will host in 2026 on America’s semiquincentennial — the 250th anniversary of American independence.

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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