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A's announce positive virus test, game vs. Astros postponed

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Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 14:43:54-04

HOUSTON (AP) — The Oakland Athletics have had one member of their organization test positive for the coronavirus, causing Sunday's game against the Houston Astros to be postponed.

The finale of the three-game series in Houston was called off hours before the scheduled first pitch.

The A’s said the team conducted testing and contact tracing for the entire traveling party and would self-isolate in Houston with recommended safety precautions in place.

The Astros beat the Athletics on Saturday night for a doubleheader sweep.

The doubleheader was scheduled after the A’s and Astros decided not to play Friday night to raise awareness of racial inequality in the wake of the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin. COVID-19 testing has now postponed 38 games.