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2 Giants-Padres games postponed after positive San Francisco virus test

Bernie Wilson
Associated Press

San Diego — The game between San Francisco and the San Diego Padres was postponed minutes before the scheduled first pitch Friday night after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19.

Saturday night’s game at Petco Park also was called off. The teams were scheduled to play through Sunday.

San Francisco Giants general manager Scott Harris, second from right, speaks to members of the team after their baseball game against the San Diego Padres was postponed Friday in San Diego. The game was postponed minutes before the scheduled first pitch after someone in the Giants organization tested positive for COVID-19.

This was the first postponement due to COVID-19 for both teams. There have been 45 major league games postponed this season because of coronavirus concerns.

Both teams lined up for a moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and then the national anthem. But the Padres didn’t take the field and the team announced the game had been postponed.

Players from both teams lingered in and around the dugouts well after Garrett Richards was scheduled to throw the first pitch.

About a half-hour after the game was to have started, the Padres announced the reason for the postponement. A few minutes after that, the Padres filed into the stands for a team meeting.