Virus postpones A’s-Astros game
A member of the Athletics’ organization tested positive for the coronavirus, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s series finale Sunday against the Astros in Houston.
The A’s said they conducted testing and contact tracing for the entire traveling party at their hotel early Sunday and would self-isolate in Houston with recommended safety precautions in place. There were no details about whether the positive test came from a player, coach or someone else.
General manager David Forst, who wasn’t traveling with the team, said the A’s will stay put until at least Monday morning, with hopes of receiving further test results and determining whether this is ‘‘an isolated infection.’’
The dealing begins
With the trade deadline of 3 p.m. Monday approaching, the pitching-starved Braves acquired left-hander Tommy Milone (1-4, 3.99 ERA this season) from the Orioles for two players to be named.
† The Padres acquired first baseman/designated hitter Mitch Moreland (.321, eight home runs, 21 RBI) from the Red Sox for outfield prospect Jeisson Rosario and infield prospect Hudson Potts.
† The Rockies acquired reliever Mychal Givens (0-1, 1.38 ERA) from the Orioles for infield prospects Tyler Nevin and Terrin Vavra, a player to be named and cash considerations.
Wainwright goes all the way on 39th birthday
Adam Wainwright — the oldest player in the majors this season — turned back the clock by throwing a complete game on his 39th birthday to lead the Cardinals to a 7-2 victory against the visiting Indians. Wainwright, whose last complete game came in 2016, allowed two runs and four hits, struck out nine and walked two.
Dodgers win, set NL record for HRs in month
The Dodgers set the National League record for homers in a month with 57 by hitting three — by Corey Seager, Will Smith and Cody Bellinger — in a 7-2 victory against the host Rangers. The previous NL mark of 56 was set by the Braves in June of last season.
Braves score 10 in second, then hold on
Austin Riley ignited a 10-run second inning with an RBI double and capped it with a two-run homer, and the visiting Braves got just enough pitching to hold off the Phillies 12-10. Didi Gregorius drove in three runs with a homer and a two-run triple for the Phillies.