Two Giants games in San Diego postponed after positive COVID test

Tanya Simon
September 16, 2020

Already, they have gotten encouraging test results.

Jurickson Profar hit a go-ahead RBI single in the fifth inning and the San Diego Padres won their seventh straight game, 3-1 against the San Francisco Giants to sweep a doubleheader forced because of a false positive COVID-19 test. Finally, just before midnight local time on Saturday night, the teams learned they got the OK to play on Sunday.

As of Friday evening it was unclear whether the person who tested positive was a player, coach or a staff member.

Major League Baseball made the announcement, indicating that the postponements will allow for additional testing and contact tracing to take place.

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The Padres (29-17) and Giants (23-22) are both in contention for a spot in the expanded playoff field in the National League this season. The teams will meet again in San Francisco the final weekend of the season, September 25-27.

The Giants are off Monday and are scheduled to play in Seattle on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Richards was scheduled to start Friday night's game against Giants' right-hander Johnny Cueto (2-0, 4.56).

No makeup dates for Friday and Saturday's games have been announced.

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