MLB

Blue Jays open, close 2020 season against rival Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays will open their 2020 season with a four-game home series against the division rival Boston Red Sox. They will also be home for three long weekends in May (Houston), July (Chicago White Sox) and August (Tampa Bay).

All 30 MLB teams could play on opening day for first time since 1968

Cavan Biggio and his Blue Jays teammates will host Xander Bogaerts and the Red Sox at Rogers Centre for a four-game series to open the 2020 campaign in March. (Mark Blinch/Getty Images)

The Toronto Blue Jays will open their 2020 season with a four-game home series against the division rival Boston Red Sox.

The Major League Baseball club released its schedule for next season on Monday.

The Blue Jays will be at home for four long weekends, with key games on Victoria Day against Houston, Canada Day versus the Chicago White Sox and the Aug. 3 Civic Holiday against Tampa Bay.

Blue Jays fans in Vancouver can look forward to a three-game series against Seattle July 24-26.

Toronto will close out their home schedule against the New York Yankees Sept. 18-20, before wrapping up the regular season with a road trip to Boston Sept. 22-24.

The Blue Jays will conclude the 2020 season on the road at Fenway Park against the Red Sox. (Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
MLB will open its 2020 season March 26, its earliest start other than international games. The schedule also features a late April series in Puerto Rico between the New York Mets and Miami Marlins.

Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers, opens March 31. This is the first new ballpark since the Atlanta Braves' SunTrust Park opened in 2017. Globe Life will be the seventh big league stadium with a retractable roof after those in Toronto, Phoenix, Seattle, Houston, Milwaukee and Miami. Tampa Bay has a fixed roof.

World Series to begin Oct. 20

The commissioner's office also said Monday all 30 teams could play on opening day for the first time since 1968. A full slate was scheduled in 2018 but two games were postponed. The 2020 regular season is to end Sept. 27, putting the World Series on track for Oct. 20-28.

The Angels host the Dodgers on July 10-11 heading into the all-star game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 14, giving both teams a rare Sunday day off on July 12.

Previously announced, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals will play two games in London in June. The Yankees and White Sox will play Aug. 13 at a ballpark next to the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. A Little League Classic between the Red Sox and Orioles is set for Aug. 23 in Williamsport, Pa.

The American League opening day games are: New York Yankees at Baltimore, Kansas City at the Chicago White Sox, Detroit at Cleveland, the Los Angeles Angels at Houston, Minnesota at Oakland, Texas at Seattle, Boston at Toronto.

In the National League, it's Atlanta at Arizona, St. Louis at Cincinnati, San Francisco at the Los Angeles Dodgers, Philadelphia at Miami, the Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, Washington at the New York Mets and Colorado at San Diego, The one interleague matchup has Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay.

With files from The Associated Press

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