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Brewers home opener rescheduled after Cardinals test positive for COVID-19

The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals will play a double-header Sunday to make up for Friday’s postponed home opener.
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Published: Jul. 31, 2020 at 9:05 AM CDT
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MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WBAY) - The Milwaukee Brewers and St. Louis Cardinals will play a double-header Sunday to make up for Friday’s postponed home opener.

The Cardinals on Friday reported two positive cases of COVID-19 in the organization. Major League Baseball says the rescheduling ”is consistent with protocols to allow enough time for additional testing and contact tracing to be conducted.”

Saturday’s game will go on as scheduled at Miller Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m.

First pitch for Game 1 on Sunday is 1:10 p.m. The second game will follow.

Brewers’ owner Mark Attanasio said Friday he spoke with players and they voiced support for finishing the season.

MLB Network Insider Jon Heyman was first to report the news Friday morning. He tweeted, “Cardinals had positive tests, forcing postponement.”

MLB Network Insider Joel Sherman reports the Cardinals are "self-isolating at their hotel."

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Tom Haudricourt also confirmed the news. “The Cardinals just came from Minnesota, so this is bad news for the Twins as well,” Haudricourt tweeted.

Major League Baseball has suspended the Miami Marlins’ season through Sunday due to an outbreak on the team.

The Philadelphia Phillies canceled their weekend games after staffers tested positive for the virus. The Phillies played the Marlins prior to news of the outbreak on the Miami team.

Action 2 News will update this developing story.

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