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Tuesday’s schedule will feature two doubleheaders — the first in the majors this season and the first twinbills of nine-inning games since Sept. 28, 2019.
Major League Baseball used seven-inning doubleheaders in 2020 and ’21 amid rules changes brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, but did away with the shortened games for this season.
There were 31 scheduled doubleheaders on the calendar when the lockout-delayed season began, but these first two twinbills were added because of weather. Arizona’s game at Washington and San Francisco’s game at the New York Mets were postponed Monday because of rain.
The Diamondbacks and Nationals will play a split doubleheader with the first game at 1:05 p.m., while the Giants and Mets’ conventional doubleheader will start at 3:10 p.m.
The Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox played the most recent twinbill of nine-inning games on the penultimate day of the 2019 season. Host Chicago won the opener 7-1 and lost the second game 4-3.
Second baseman Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros are hoping for good news from the doctor after the seven-time All-Star exited Monday night’s 8-3 win over the Angels in the eighth inning with a strained left hamstring.
Altuve, the 2017 AL MVP, beat out an infield single and then fell past first base. He sat on the ground and threw down his batting helmet as he winced in pain.
“We’ll have more answers (Tuesday),” manager Dusty Baker said. “He will see the doctor. I can say that.”
Altuve said he would have tests done, but wasn’t sure exactly what those would be.
“I’m actually feeling better than what I was expecting, but we’ll see tomorrow,” he said.
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