REPORT: Cubs expected to play two doubleheaders versus Cardinals


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Next week, the Cubs will play five games in three days against the Cardinals. (Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports)
Next week, the Cubs will play five games in three days against the Cardinals. (Credit: Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports)

ST. LOUIS — Another chapter of the COVID-19 drama surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals was written on Thursday, with a coach for the club testing positive, according to multiple reports. That resulted in the Cardinals' Friday game against the Chicago White Sox getting postponed. However, the Redbirds and the White Sox are expected to play a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field on Saturday, as no one other member of the team is thought to have been exposed to the coach, who has been in isolation.

The Cardinals are currently 2-3 and have not played a game since July 29. No other team has been affected by COVID-19 as severely as the Redbirds, who are going to be forced to play an ungodly amount of games in a tight window if they are to complete a full schedule.

Last week's series at Busch Stadium between the Chicago Cubs and the Cardinals was postponed due to numerous positive tests within the St. Louis organization. As a result, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, next week's Cards-Cubs series at Wrigley Field will likely feature two doubleheaders. The three-game set will now be a five-game set as a result. Per 2020 rules, all doubleheader tilts will be shortened to seven innings.

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