LEADING OFF: Giants-Padres slated to resume after COVID PPDs

San Diego Padres starting pitcher Garrett Richards, center, walks into the dugout followed by catcher Austin Nola after the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants was postponed Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in San Diego, minutes before the scheduled first pitch after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:



The Giants and Padres are scheduled to play the finale of a three-game series even after the first two games were postponed when a member of San Francisco's organization tested positive for the coronavirus. Games set for Friday and Saturday night were called off to allow time for more testing and contact tracing. Major League Baseball has made no announcement about Sunday's game, although so far this season, no team has resumed its season so swiftly following a positive test.


The Yankees can stretch their lead over the Orioles to 5 1/2 games for the AL's eighth and final postseason spot by completing a four-game sweep of Baltimore in the Bronx. New York swept a doubleheader Friday and beat the Orioles in extra innings Saturday, ending a slump when the Yankees lost 15 of 21 games to fall behind Tampa Bay and Toronto in the AL East. Yankees left-hander J.A. Happ (1-2, 4.31) faces 2019 All-Star John Means (1-3, 6.58).


All-Star third baseman Matt Chapman is expected to miss the rest of the season for the AL West-leading Athletics because of a strained right hip. He’s scheduled for surgery Monday in Vail, Colorado.