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MLB: Yankees, Red Sox to play Friday after COVID-19 postponement

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The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will play as scheduled Friday night, 24 hours after the opener of their four-game series was postponed because of six positive COVID-19 tests among the Yankees.

On Thursday, pitchers Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Wandy Peralta tested positive, with presumed positive tests for outfielder Aaron Judge, catcher Kyle Higashioka and infielder Gio Urshela later being confirmed as positive. Thursday’s game was postponed to allow for contact tracing and further testing.

Friday night’s game is set for 7:05 p.m. ET The Red Sox are scheduled to send left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez (6-5, 5.52 ERA) to the mound at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees will counter with lefty Jordan Montgomery (3-4, 4.16).

Thursday’s postponed game was rescheduled as part of a split doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 17. The first game will be played at 1:05 p.m. ET, followed by the previously scheduled 7:05 p.m. game.

–Field Level Media

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