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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.

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