Washington Nationals wear Zubaz trousers for Blue Jays first 'home' game

Washington Nationals wear Zubaz trousers for Blue Jays first 'home' game

In a regular season that has had its share of uncertainty, hurdles and challenges, the Toronto Blue Jays were dealt another curveball Thursday when their upcoming series in Philadelphia was postponed after the Phillies reported that two staff members had tested positive for COVID-19.

Bichette, who had missed the previous three games with a tight left hamstring, doubled on Fedde's next pitch and came around to score on a single by Lourdes Gurriel Jr. "But that's all I know right now".

The Blue Jays are playing a "home game" on Wednesday evening in Nationals Park.

The Buffalo Bills took notice of the tweet, and thanked the Nationals for their support, but said they're still rooting for their "hometown" Blue Jays. All players tested negative.

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The Phillies played the Miami Marlins last weekend in Philadelphia, and 17 Marlins have since been diagnosed with coronavirus. A message left Thursday afternoon with an Major League Baseball spokesman was not immediately returned. Toronto will play its home games in Buffalo when that Triple-A stadium is upgraded to Major League Baseball specifications. The team's "home" opener in Buffalo is slated for August 11. The Phillies have not played since Sunday, after four games this week with the New York Yankees - two in Philadelphia and two in New York - were postponed over COVID-19 concerns.

Although the game was in Washington, the Blue Jays were the "home" team - batting in the bottom half of each inning - because the Canadian government wouldn't allow them to use their home stadium in Toronto during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Phillies said tests conducted Wednesday returned a positive result for a member of the coaching staff and a member of the home clubhouse staff.

With files from The Associated Press.

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