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Sports LEADING OFF: Marlins home at last, Cole seeks 20th straight

10:05  14 august  2020
10:05  14 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

Report: Marlins' outbreak up to 19 after another player tests positive

  Report: Marlins' outbreak up to 19 after another player tests positive Another Miami Marlins player tested positive for COVID-19, a source told Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, as the team apparently expected based on its contact tracing. Seventeen Marlins players and two coaches have reportedly become infected, though one of the coaches has since tested negative. Major League Baseball rejigged its schedule as a result of the outbreak. The Marlins won't play until at least Monday, while four other teams were also impacted.The source of the outbreak is still unknown, but the league is reportedly investigating while it introduces new rules to prevent the spread of the virus within teams.

RED-HOT COLE . Gerrit Cole tries for his 20 th straight regular-season win when he pitches for the Yankees at Tampa Bay. The Marlins have rapidly become the most surprising team in the majors and now try for their seventh St. Louis is next scheduled to play Monday at home against Pittsburgh.

McNeil led off the game with a home run, his eighth, on the first pitch thrown by Alcantara. It was McNeil's second leadoff homer of the season. The Mets were leading 4-2 in the eighth when Rosario hit a fly ball to right-center that was misplayed by the Marlins ' outfielders, dropping in for a single.

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HOME AT LAST

Miami finally gets to play its pandemic-delayed opener at Marlins Park, which has a new look for 2020 thanks to cozier dimensions and a switch to artificial turf. Also, there will be a first-place team in the home dugout when the Marlins (8-4) host Atlanta.

The Marlins departed for a season-opening three-game trip more than three weeks ago. Their 23-day road odyssey was necessitated by a coronavirus outbreak that infected at least 18 players during the opening weekend in Philadelphia. Miami’s season was suspended for a week and the schedule scrambled, including the postponement of eight games at Marlins Park.

Marlins' Diaz placed on restricted list, reportedly opting out of season

  Marlins' Diaz placed on restricted list, reportedly opting out of season The Miami Marlins continue to lose players because of the team's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. Miami placed starting second baseman Isan Diaz on its restricted list Friday, and MLB Network's Jon Heyman reports Diaz will opt out of the 2020 campaign. Diaz is one of the few Marlins players to test negative for COVID-19, Heyman adds. The 24-year-old Puerto Rican was one of the main pieces to arrive from the Milwaukee Brewers in the Christian Yelich trade in 2018. He's recorded two hits in two games this season.As of Friday, 18 Marlins players and two coaches had reportedly tested positive for COVID-19.

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“You feel like you’ve got a quick trip,” manager Don Mattingly said. “You pack hardly nothing, and the next thing you know, a month later, you’ve got to pay rent again.”

STRASBURG’S STATUS

World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to make his second start of the season for the Washington Nationals at Baltimore, still dealing with a nerve issue in his pitching hand. “We’ve talked to him. He’s adamant about trying to pitch through this right now. But we’re going to keep a very close eye on him,” manager Dave Martinez said. “We’ll see how far he can get.” Strasburg said he felt the problem in his right hand while allowing five runs in the fifth inning of his season debut last Sunday.

The star right-hander was ejected from the stands Thursday during Washington’s loss to the New York Mets for arguing balls and strikes in the third inning. Strasburg, sitting in Section 121 at Citi Field in this season of social distancing, was apparently unhappy with plate umpire Carlos Torres' strike zone. The usually stoic Strasburg doffed his cap as he walked up the staircase on his way out and appeared to be grinning underneath his blue mask.

AP Source: Marlins get 2nd straight day of no positive tests

  AP Source: Marlins get 2nd straight day of no positive tests MIAMI — For the second day in a row, the Miami Marlins had no positive tests among their players and staff still in Philadelphia, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday because details of the testing have not been publicly released. The Philadelphia Phillies have received results of Saturday's COVID-19 testing, and there were no new positives. The team was set to work out at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday in preparation for the resumption of games Monday. The Marlins haven't played since July 26 in Philadelphia because of an outbreak within their travelling party.

The Marlins got one run back in the third inning via Garrett Cooper’s RBI double, but the home bats And after Cooper went deep off right-hander Carlos Estevez in the sixth inning to cut into the lead McMahon homered in three straight games for the first time in his career, and has gone deep in four

He's also hit leadoff home runs in three straight , connecting the last two days on the first pitch Miami threw. Acuna will try to keep the streaks going when the Braves face Jose Urena and the Marlins at They've matched a season high with five straight losses, have dropped nine in a row at home

The setup Friday in Baltimore will be unusual. First, the clubs will complete a game suspended because the grounds crew couldn’t unfurl the tarp properly when it rained in the top of the sixth inning Sunday with the Orioles leading 5-2 at Washington — so the Nationals will be the “home” team for the resumption Friday — and then they’ll play the day’s originally scheduled game.

TWENTY SOMETHING

Yankees newcomer Gerrit Cole (3-0, 3.22 ERA) gets his first taste of an old rivalry and again goes for his 20th consecutive regular-season victory when New York hosts Boston in the opener of a four-game series. Cole, who signed a $324 million, nine-year contract in the off-season, is trying to tie Roger Clemens, Jake Arrieta and Rube Marquard for the third-longest streak ever. Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell leads the list with 24 wins in a row, followed by Roy Face with 22. Cole’s only loss since May 2019 came in Game 1 of the World Series last October, pitching for Houston against Washington.

Leading Off: Phillies end layoff, visit Judge, Cole, Yankees

  Leading Off: Phillies end layoff, visit Judge, Cole, Yankees A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: BACK TO WORK The Philadelphia Phillies face a difficult assignment in their long-awaited return to action. Bryce Harper and the Phils haven't played since opening the season with a three-game series against the Miami Marlins, a team that has had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. Although the Phillies didn’t have any players test positive, their games last week were postponed as a cautionary measure. The Phillies got to work out again Saturday, and now come back from a weeklong layoff to face Gerrit Cole and the AL East-leading New York Yankees on the road.

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Boston’s last visit to Yankee Stadium ended in a three-game sweep New York completed on Aug. 2. The last-place Red Sox (6-13) were just swept in four games at home by Tampa Bay.

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

One night after Dodgers teammate Mookie Betts matched a major league record by hitting three home runs in a game for the sixth time in his career, Clayton Kershaw (1-1) starts the opener of a Freeway Series against the Angels in Anaheim. Up in San Francisco, it’s the Bay Bridge rivalry as Frankie Montas pitches for Oakland (13-6) against Johnny Cueto and the Giants.

NOT JUST YET

St. Louis’ series opener in Chicago against the White Sox was postponed to Saturday, giving the Cardinals an extra day to recover from a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Cardinals, who haven’t played since July 29, were finally set to resume their season Friday. But the first game of the series was pushed back to a straight doubleheader Saturday afternoon, the beginning of an extended stay in the Windy City for the Cards.

There was no word from Major League Baseball on the postponement, but John Mozeliak, the president of baseball operations for the Cardinals, confirmed the move in a conference call with reporters. Mozeliak also said the team will play doubleheaders Monday and Wednesday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field after the NL Central rivals had a series postponed last weekend.

The Cardinals’ season has been derailed by the coronavirus. Star catcher Yadier Molina and infielder Paul DeJong are among the players who tested positive. The defending NL Central champions have played just five games, winning two.

MILE-HIGH REMEDY?

The Texas Rangers have gone four games without a home run for the first time in nearly five years. Maybe a mile-high trip will end that drought, with the Rangers opening their first series in Colorado since 2016. Texas has had 157 plate appearances — all in its spacious new ballpark with a retractable roof — since Joey Gallo’s two-run homer in the sixth inning Saturday night against the Angels in a 2-0 home victory. Arizona is the only major league team this season with a five-game homerless streak (July 25-29).

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Cole posts 20th straight regular-season win, Yanks top Bosox .
NEW YORK — Gerrit Cole posted his 20th straight regular-season win, becoming the sixth pitcher to ever reach the mark by throwing seven sharp innings to lead the New York Yankees over the Boston Red Sox 10-3 Friday night. A noted Yankees fan growing up in Southern California, Cole (4-0) allowed one run and four hits in his first taste of the storied rivalry, albeit in front of empty seats. He struck out eight, walked none and threw 95 pitches. “It was a tight game for a while,” Cole said. “We needed to make some pitches and we did.

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