Friday night’s game between the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants at Petco Park has been postponed after an undisclosed member of the Giants’ organization tested positive for COVID-19.
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Giants confirmed a franchise member tested positive and referred to Major League Baseball for further information.
Saturday’s game has also been postponed.
The announcement marks the first time that National League West has produced a confirmed case of coronavirus during the regular season.
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Earlier today, the MLB announced a new positive test among 11,669 tests administered to people covered by tests that took place from last week to yesterday. If this SD-SF postponement is linked to Covid, it would be the first to impact the NL West teams.
The Padres beat the Giants 6-1 Thursday in Game 1 of a scheduled four-game series. San Diego and San Francisco have another streak scheduled this season, a three-game streak starting September 25.
No makeup date has yet been announced, although the remaining six games between the two teams provide some flexibility for the league.
The Giants and Padres remain stuck in the playoff race. San Diego sits second in the NL West and 3.5 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. San Francisco has nine games back but in possession of the first wildcard spot in the NL.