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Jeff Passan / ESPN:
Sources: MLB commissioner warns of shutdown if coronavirus isn't better managed  —  Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred told MLB Players Association executive director Tony Clark on Friday that if the sport doesn't do a better job of managing the coronavirus, it could shut down for the season …
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Sources: More St. Louis Cardinals test positive, Saturday's game postponed  —  Saturday's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers has been postponed after at least four more members of the Cardinals tested positive for COVID-19, according to ESPN and multiple reports.
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ESPN:
MLB calls off Cardinals-Brewers game due to positive coronavirus tests  —  MLB, St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers  —  Two St. Louis Cardinals have tested positive for the coronavirus, resulting in Major League Baseball postponing Friday afternoon's game at the Milwaukee Brewers, it was announced.
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cardinals-Brewers Game Postponed Due To Positive Covid-19 Tests  —  11:55am: The Cardinals issued a statement that the two tests which came back positive were performed Wednesday prior to their game with the Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis.  The Cardinals have not been to Miller Park yet.
Bob Nightengale / USA Today:
Astros owner Jim Crane opens up on sign-stealing scandal: ‘It weighs on all of us every day’  —  HOUSTON — Jim Crane, with the Houston Astros 2017 World Series championship trophy displayed in front of him, looked outside his office window Wednesday, saw the sheets of rain pounding …
Brett Ballantini / Sports Illustrated:
Gamethread: White Sox at Royals  —  All right guys, a bit of a quickie gamethread, I might be missing the game attending to a family matter.  Hopefully the lineups etc. aren't outdated in the next couple of hours!  —  It's Nick Madrigal Day!  The rookie is in the lineup, batting ninth tonight.
John Tomase / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Red Sox were positioned to dominate Yankees for a decade, so what the hell happened?  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  Red Sox won it all in 2013, a rival executive took stock of the team's future with downright jealousy.  —  “With the talent on that roster and in that farm system …
Steve Adams / MLB Trade Rumors:
Cubs Sign Cody Allen To Minor League Deal  —  The Cubs announced Friday that they've signed right-hander Cody Allen to a minor league contract and assigned him to their alternate training site in South Bend.  The team's player pool is now up to 58.  —  It wasn't that long ago that Allen …
David Ginsburg / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Santander hits unique HR, has 3 RBIs as Orioles top Rays 6-3  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Santander hit an odd home run off  —  Blake Snell and had three RBIs to help the  —  Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 Friday night.
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Maddie Lee / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Quick takes: Yu Darvish deals in Cubs win over Pirates to open the series  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's  —  The Cubs opened the series against the Pirates with a 6-3 win at Wrigley Field.  —  Starting pitcher  —  Yu Darvish bounced back from a loss in his first outing …
Sarah Valenzuela / New York Daily News:
Mets' bullpen's meltdown costs 6-run advantage over Braves  —  The Mets seemed to be running away with the game.  And then they did the most Mets thing they could do.  They blew a six-run lead that culminated with a total meltdown in the eighth inning, when the bullpen blew a four-run lead.
Michael Wagaman / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Flores homers to get Giants going in 9-2 win over Rangers  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Wilmer Flores hit a three-run homer off  —  Mike Minor in the fifth inning, and the  —  San Francisco Giants beat the Texas Rangers 9-2 on Friday night.
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Jack Baer / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
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Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Rangers Select Greg Bird, Jimmy Herget; Designate Ariel Jurado
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Noah Trister / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Rosenthal earns 1st save since 2017, Royals beat Tigers 5-3
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John Fay / Cincinnati.com:
Cincinnati Reds to place Wade Miley on injured list, Tyler Mahle will stay in rotation
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