Virus post­pones A’s-Astros game

Chicago Sun-Times - - BY THE NUMBERS -

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.

David Forst

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