Cardinals vs Tigers: Game postponed due to Covid-19 concerns, when will the two teams play each other again?

Cardinals vs Tigers: Game postponed due to Covid-19 concerns, when will the two teams play each other again?
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It was another blow for the St. Louis Cardinals as their double-header against the Detroit Tigers has been postponed for additional coronavirus testing. MLB pushed the series while Cardinals players and staff were quarantined before being deemed fit to take the field. Their route forward following the postponing of the games will be announced by the MLB later this week. It has been that sort of season that's hit the Cardinals the most.

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Earlier, their series against Pittsburgh was postponed after their weekend series against the Cubs too was pushed after three positive coronavirus cases. They haven't played a game since July 30 and have lost out on 15 games. According to USA Today, the Cardinals have played a meager five games this season.

"The Cardinals have had 13 members of the organization test positive for COVID-19 in the last week, including seven players and six staff members," the league said in a statement. "The Club, which has been in quarantine since Thursday, August 6, will stay in Milwaukee and their personnel will continue to be tested daily. The tentative plan is for the team to resume its regular schedule on Friday, August 14, against the Chicago Cubs in St. Louis."

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The constant postponing of games means they will have a hectic time as they would have to play their remaining 55 games in 45 days, the site added. “I think whether you get all the way to 60 or not, that’s difficult at this point,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told the St. Louis Post Dispatch. “I think it’s possible for them to play enough games to be credible, to be a credible competitor in this season.” A new schedule was announced featuring 14 doubleheaders in order to make up for games after their schedules were rocked by the outbreaks.

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According to MLB, if teams are unable to play a full schedule, then the winning percentage would be used to determine the playoff field (via USA Network). In related news, Miami and Philadelphia each had seven games that were postponed earlier due to the same reason and have returned to the field since. The next game for the Cardinals is against White Sox on Friday, August 14, in Chicago.

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