Teoscar Hernandez homered twice and Cavan Biggio hit a solo shot for Toronto, but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Jays fell 6-4 to the Nationals. Hernandez hit four long balls during the four-game series at Washington that was split two wins apiece.

The Blue Jays’ series at Philadelphia scheduled for this weekend has been postponed because of concerns about the coronavirus after two Phillies staffers tested positive. It’s the latest in a series of scheduling changes as Major League Baseball attempts to play a 60-game season amid a pandemic that is surging in parts of the United States.

Cleveland’s Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher’s first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians’ 2-0 victory. Bieber fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday against Kansas City. His 27 strikeouts in the two games matched the record set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954.

Shortened season, shorter games. Big league doubleheaders will now become a pair of seven-inning games. It’s baseball’s latest radical rule change during a season reshaped by the COVID-19 pandemic. Major League Baseball and the players’ union reached the agreement on the new twinbills yesterday.

Rudy Gobert sank two free throws with seven seconds left to cap a 14-point, 12-rebound and three-block performance, giving the Utah Jazz a 106-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans in the first game of the N-B-A’s restart.

The New York Jets have placed quarterback Joe Flacco on the physically unable to perform list. The 2012 Super Bowl M-V-P is recovering from a serious neck injury that sidelined him for half of last season with Denver. He was released by the Broncos in March, underwent surgery in April, and the Jets signed him to a one-year deal in May. They hope he will be the backup to Sam Darnold.

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