Major League Baseball is set to resume “spring training” this week while moving toward the start of a shortened 60-game season in late July. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, the league would have reached the halfway point of its usual 162-game schedule. Wimbledon would have also been getting started at the All England Club. The Associated Press looks at some of the sporting events that had been scheduled the week of June 29-July 5:
WORLD SERIES REMATCH: The Houston Astros were scheduled to spend July 4 in the nation's capital during a three-game series against the defending World Series champion Washington Nationals. Houston won all three games at Nationals Park last October. But the Nationals won every game at Minute Maid Park, with Howie Kendrick's two-run homer in the seventh inning of Game 7 putting them ahead to stay. The two teams have played each other this year, in spring training games at the complex they share in West Palm Beach, Florida, before MLB shut down all camps in mid-March.