Astros return against Rangers after coronavirus postponement

HOUSTON -- The Houston Astros will return to play as scheduled on Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers after their game Sunday against the Athletics was postponed because a member of the Oakland organization tested positive for the coronavirus.

The status of Houston's series against the Rangers had been uncertain as the Astros awaited results of coronavirus tests they took Sunday. There were no details provided about whether the positive test from the A's came from a player, coach or someone else.

The Astros announced Tuesday that the three-game series at Minute Maid Park would go on as scheduled.

Sunday's postponement capped a week in which the Astros had a game postponed on Wednesday against the Angels because of Hurricane Laura's impending arrival, and they didn't play on Friday night to raise awareness of racial inequality in the wake of the police shooting of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Wisconsin.