Following 2019's incredible sold-out slugfest, 2020 will see the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs going toe-to-toe. On June 13-14, London Stadium will be transformed into Europe's largest ballpark as it becomes MLB's home once again. These are regular season games with everything on the line, and it promises to be a matchup that pulls no punches.
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Major League Baseball will be playing its first regular season games in Mexico City at the new Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium in 2020. The two-game series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres will be played on April 18-19, 2020.
Major League Baseball will be playing three regular season games in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the legendary Hiram Bithorn Stadium. The three-game series between the Miami Marlins and New York Mets will be played on April 28-30, 2020.
A historic two-game set was held at London Stadium on June 29-30, 2019, between the host Red Sox and Yankees, the first-ever Major League games played in Europe.
The 2019 Japan Opening Series, which served as A's home games, represented the fifth time that MLB has opened its season in Tokyo. The previous Opening Series in Tokyo took place in 2012, when the A's and Mariners split the two games. This marked the eighth season-opener to be played internationally.
The 2019 season featured three different events in Monterrey, Mexico, totaling six games and all featuring division rivals. The Colorado Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks played a pair of Spring Training games on March 9-10, 2019, the Cincinnati Reds hosted the St. Louis Cardinals for a two-game regular-season set on April 13-14, 2019, and the Los Angeles Angels and the Houston Astros played a two-game series on May 4-5, 2019.
The Cleveland Indians battled the Minnesota Twins in the thrilling 2018 Puerto Rico Series at Hiram Bithorn Stadium.
MLB renewed its All-Star Tour with Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) with six games across Japan from November 8-15. The All-Star Tour games in November, featured some of MLB's best and brightest stars, and marked the 37th time overall that Major Leaguers have toured Japan for exhibition games, dating back to 1908. The All-Star Tour was hosted in Tokyo (Tokyo Dome), Hiroshima (Mazda Zoom Zoom Stadium) and Nagoya (Nagoya Dome). The events began with an exhibition game against the Yomiuri Giants in Tokyo on November 8, followed by three games in Tokyo from November 9-11, one game in Hiroshima on November 13 and two games in Nagoya on November 14-15.
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