YANKEES-METS SERIES POSTPONED
Major League Baseball postponed the Subway Series between the Yankees and Mets this weekend to allow time for more testing and contact tracing after two members of the Mets tested positive for the coronavirus.
The Mets had their game Thursday against the Marlins in Miami and their game Friday against the Yankees at Citi Field postponed after the test results were reported Thursday. MLB opted to postpone the entire weekend series between the Yankees and Mets on Friday ‘‘out of an abundance of caution and to allow for additional testing and contact tracing.’’
The Mets flew home late Thursday from Miami, and the team said in a statement that the traveling party was tested at Citi Field before being sent home to quarantine. The Mets said those who tested positive or were identified as close contacts remained in Miami. They didn’t specify how many close contacts had been identified.
• Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg — the most valuable player of the World Series last season — was diagnosed with carpal tunnel neuritis in his throwing hand after seeing a nerve specialist, manager Dave Martinez said. Martinez said that surgery might be an option.
• Indians manager Terry Francona had a medical procedure for a gastrointestinal ailment and likely will miss the team’s threegame home series this weekend against the Tigers. At this point, it’s not known when Francona — who has missed 14 games this season with the ailment — will return.
• Isaac Paredes hit a grand slam for his first major-league home run, and the visiting Tigers ended a 20-game losing streak at the hands of the Indians — the second-longest skid against one opponent since 1969 — with a 10-5 victory. The result also snapped the Tigers’ nine-game losing streak overall.
Dustin Johnson shot an 11-under 60 on Friday to take the lead midway through the Northern Trust.