Blue Jays weekend series against Phillies on hold

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Even though the Toronto Blue Jays are not scheduled to play their first home game in Buffalo until August 11th, their opponent wanted to "blend in" with the locals.

Friday's game between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies has been postponed and the two teams will instead play a double-header on Saturday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The Phillies reported that two staff members tested positive for coronavirus and all activity at Citizens Bank Park has been cancelled until further notice.

The Blue Jays had to find an alternate site for home games after the Canadian federal government denied their request to host games in Toronto due to the frequent travel across the Canada-U.S. border required. "We're not going to Philadelphia".

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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.

The Phillies said tests conducted Wednesday returned a positive result for a member of the coaching staff and a member of the home clubhouse staff. The Phillies have not played since Sunday, after four games this week with the New York Yankees - two in Philadelphia and two in New York - were postponed over COVID-19 concerns. For what it's worth, the Blue Jays won't actually play a "home game" in Buffalo at Shalen Field, home of the Triple-A Bisons, until August 11.

That all changed on Thursday with the grim news of Phillies staffers testing positive for the virus, further plunging the Major League Baseball season into turmoil. The team's "home" opener in Buffalo is slated for August 11.

The Blue Jays were then supposed to start a three-game series at the Phillies on Friday.

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