Release of the 2020 MLB calendar: unveiling of the full season of 60 games; Yankees-Nationals to play first game

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The Major League Baseball released the full schedule for its 2020 60-game season Monday night. The shortened season is set to start on July 23 with a pair of night matches: the Yankees at the national championships and the Giants at the Dodgers. A traditional opening day will take place on July 24, a Friday, with a schedule of 14 games (the Yankees and Nationals are closed).Here is the full schedule for the opening day (all Eastern hours):

Thursday July 23 (opening night)
New York Yankees aux Washington Nationals, 19 h
San Francisco Giants at the Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m.

Friday July 24 (opening day)
Atlanta Braves at the New York Mets, 4:10 p.m.
Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds, 18 h 10
Toronto Blue Jays à Tampa Bay Rays, 18 h 40
Miami Marlins at the Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 p.m.
Milwaukee Brewers à Chicago Cubs, 19 h 10
Kansas City Royals to Cleveland Indians, 7:10 p.m.
Baltimore Orioles at the Boston Red Sox, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Rockies aux Texas Rangers, 20 h 05
Minnesota Twins aux Chicago White Sox, 20 h 10
Pittsburgh Pirates aux St. Louis Cardinals, 20 h 15
Seattle Mariners at the Houston Astros, 9:10 p.m.
Arizona Diamondbacks à San Diego Padres, 21h10
San Francisco Giants at the Los Angeles Dodgers, 9:40 p.m.
Los Angeles Angels à Oakland Athletics, 22h10

The teams will play “regional” schedules in 2020. They will face the four other teams in their division 10 times each and will play 20 games against the interligue teams in their region (eg the NL East teams will face the AL East teams). The 60 regular season sprint is scheduled to end on Sunday, September 27. The full MLB 2020 schedule is available here.

The players started showing up for a second spring training (aka “summer camp”) last week. However, there have already been issues with the league’s coronavirus testing process, and uncertainty surrounds the 2020 season.

Check back soon for the takeaways from the MLB 2020 calendar announcement.

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