Here's the key info on every team's 2020 schedule
MLB unveiled the 2020 season schedule on Monday, and it's full of must-see matchups.
Here's the key info and schedule highlights for all 30 teams -- from Opening Day showdowns to classic rivalry series and more.
AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
Opening Day: at Rays -- Friday, July 24 (6:40 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Nationals -- Wednesday, July 29 (6:37 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The Blue Jays' talented youngsters will test their mettle in four early games against Juan Soto and the Nats -- two in Washington on July 27-28 immediately followed by two at Rogers Centre.
Highlights: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Pete Alonso get to re-enact their epic Home Run Derby showdown from last year when the Blue Jays host the Mets for three games from Sept. 11-13. More >
Opening Day: at Red Sox -- Friday, July 24 (7:30 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Marlins -- Wednesday, July 29 (7:05 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The Orioles get their first chance at revenge against Gleyber Torres and the Yankees in a three-game series at Camden Yards from Aug. 3-5.
Highlights: Will any of the O's top prospects be up for the last homestand of the year? It's a big one -- seven games against two 2019 playoff teams, the Braves and Rays, from Sept. 14-20. More >
Opening Day: vs. Blue Jays -- Friday, July 24 (6:40 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The Rays have four games against Ronald Acuña Jr. and the NL East champion Braves from July 27-30, two in St. Petersburg and two in Atlanta.
Highlights: An eight-game September stretch against the Nationals and Red Sox could be huge for the Rays -- two games in Washington (Sept. 7-8), four at home against the Sox (Sept. 10-13) and two more at home vs. the Nats (Sept. 15-16). More >
Opening Day: vs. Orioles -- Friday, July 24 (7:30 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The first New York team the Red Sox face is the Mets, as they play two games at Fenway Park from July 27-28 followed by two in Queens from July 29-30.
Highlights: The Yankees don't come to Boston until September, so that three-game series at Fenway from Sept. 18-20 is sure to be a big one. More >
Opening Day: at Nationals -- Thursday, July 23 (7:08 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Phillies -- Wednesday, July 29 (7:05 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The biggest rivalry in sports returns on July 31, when the Yankees face off against the Red Sox in a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.
Highlights: Tune in for the 2020 Subway Series when the Yankees head to Citi Field for three games from Aug. 21-23 and host the Mets for three more from Aug. 28-30. Maybe the two aces of New York will even get to square off -- Gerrit Cole and Jacob deGrom. More >
Opening Day: vs. Royals -- Friday, July 24 (8:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The Indians go on the road for four games from July 30 to Aug. 2 against the Twins team that unseated them as division champs last year.
Highlights: The Cubs come to Cleveland for the first leg of a 2016 World Series rematch from Aug. 11-12 before the Indians go to Wrigley Field for two more games from Sept. 15-16. More >
Opening Day: at Indians -- Friday, July 24 (7:10 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. White Sox -- Friday, July 31 (7:05 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: Reigning AL home run king Jorge Soler goes head to head with rising star Eloy Jiménez when the Royals host the White Sox for three games from July 31 to Aug. 2.
Highlights: The I-70 Series against the Cardinals returns when the Royals go to St. Louis for three games from Aug. 24-26, and the Cards come to Kansas City from Sept. 21-23. More >
Opening Day: at Reds -- Friday, July 24 (6:10 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Royals -- Monday, July 27 (7:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: After the Tigers check out Nick Castellanos' new digs in Cincinnati to open the season, the former Tiger returns to Detroit for three games from July 31 to Aug. 2.
Highlights: The Tigers close out the month of August with a seven-game homestand against two heavy-hitting opponents, the Cubs and Twins. More >
Opening Day: at White Sox -- Friday, July 24 (8:10 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Cardinals -- Tuesday, July 28 (8:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The two Central division champions from a season ago square off when the Twins host the Cardinals for two games to kick off their first homestand of 2020.
Highlights: Nelson Cruz, Josh Donaldson and the rest of the Bomba Squad face 2018 NL MVP Christian Yelich and the Brewers six times in a 10-game span between Aug. 10-20, with the first three games in Milwaukee and the last three in Minnesota. More >
Opening Day: vs. Twins -- Friday, July 24 (8:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The White Sox' new star catcher, Yasmani Grandal, faces his 2019 team, the Brewers, for four games from August 3-6 (two in Milwaukee, two on the South Side).
Highlights: On Aug. 13, the White Sox will host the Cardinals in MLB’s Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa, at the site of the 1989 baseball movie “Field of Dreams.” The Windy City rivalry opens with three games at Wrigley from Aug. 21-23. The bigger games: the White Sox close out the regular season against the Cubs at home from Sept. 25-27. More >
Opening Day: at A's -- Friday, July 24 (10:10 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Mariners -- Tuesday, July 28 (9:40 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani are set to lead the Angels into a divisional clash against the powerhouse Astros from July 31 to Aug. 2 at Angel Stadium.
Highlights: The Freeway Series should be a thriller this year with Trout and Anthony Rendon on one side and Cody Bellinger and Mookie Betts on the other. The first three games are in Anaheim from Aug. 14-16; the last three close out the season in L.A. from Sept. 25-27. More >
Opening Day: vs. Mariners -- Friday, July 24 (9:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The 2017 World Series rematch comes early -- Houston hosts the Dodgers in its second series of the year from July 28-29. (The Astros play in L.A. in mid-September.)
Highlights: The Astros have a 10-game homestand from late August into September that could carry some high stakes -- four games against Trout and the Angels (Aug. 24-27), three against the A's (Aug. 28-30) and three against the Rangers (Sept. 1-3). More >
Opening Day: vs. Angels -- Friday, July 24 (10:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: Platinum Glove third basemen Matt Chapman and Nolan Arenado will treat fans to some all-world defense when the A's host the Rockies from July 28-29.
Highlights: The A's have fought the Astros hard for the division title the past two seasons en route to back-to-back Wild Card berths, so it could be big that seven of their 10 meetings this year are in Oakland -- one series from Aug. 7-9, the other from Sept. 7-10. More >
Opening Day: at Astros -- Friday, July 24 (9:10 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. A’s -- Friday, July 31 (9:40 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: Seattle will get thrown right into the fire with a season-opening four-game set at Houston, where they went 0-10 last season.
Highlights: Ten games against the Angels means plenty of opportunities for a pitching matchup between Seattle’s Yusei Kikuchi and Los Angeles’ Shohei Ohtani, now that the latter is back on the mound. The Dodgers also will bring a lot of star power to Seattle from Aug. 19-20. More >
Opening Day: vs. Rockies -- Friday, July 24 (8:05 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: In addition to opening brand-new Globe Life Field against Colorado, Texas will have its first AL West test when it plays at Oakland from Aug. 4-6. The Rangers lost 13 of 19 to the A’s in 2019.
Highlights: Joey Gallo could get his first shot at Coors Field from Aug. 14-16, and that’s a scary thought. The Rangers will try to clinch a playoff berth while playing seven of their final 13 games against the Astros, including a season-ending four-game set at home. More >
NATIONAL LEAGUE EAST
Opening Day: at Mets -- Friday, July 24 (4:10 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Rays -- Wednesday, July 29 (7:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The Braves are scheduled to play a four-game road series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park from Aug. 7-10. Philadelphia was the only NL East club against which Atlanta had a losing record last season (9-10).
Highlights: The Braves host the Nationals from Aug. 17-19. Atlanta claimed the NL East crown in 2019, but the Nats one-upped them by winning the World Series. Atlanta also visits Fenway Park from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 during a 17-game stretch against the Nationals, Phillies, Yankees and Red Sox. More >
Opening Day: at Phillies -- Friday, July 24 (7:05 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Orioles -- Monday, July 27 (7:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: After opening the season at Philadelphia, the Marlins are scheduled to play the Phillies again at home from Aug. 4-6. Miami went 10-9 against Philadelphia last season and 14-43 against the rest of the NL East.
Highlights: Miami will have a chance to make its presence felt in the NL East race heading into the stretch run, with 14 straight games against only the Braves, Nationals or Mets scheduled for Aug. 14-27. More >
Opening Day: vs. Braves -- Friday, July 24 (4:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The Mets play a four-game series at Truist Park against the two-time defending NL East-champion Braves from July 31-Aug. 3, part of a difficult 14-game stretch -- all against the Braves, Red Sox or Nationals -- to open the season.
Highlights: The Mets renew their rivalry with the Yankees at Citi Field from Aug. 21-23, perhaps providing the Subway Series with its first matchup between Jacob deGrom and Gerrit Cole. The Mets also close the regular season with 13 games in 13 days (Sept. 15-27) against the Phillies, Braves, Rays and Nationals. More >
Opening Day: vs. Yankees -- Thursday, July 23 (7:08 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The defending World Series champion's season-opening series against the Yankees is a big one. But Washington plays 19 of its first 22 games against the Blue Jays, Orioles, Marlins and Mets, each of whom missed the postseason in 2019.
Highlights: The Nats’ first series against Atlanta is scheduled for Aug. 17-19 at Truist Park, and they have 21 straight games against either the Braves, Red Sox, Rays or Phillies from Aug. 25-Sept. 16. More >
Opening Day: vs. Marlins -- Friday, July 24 (7:05 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: Philadelphia gets an early test against one of the top teams in the AL when it takes on the Yankees for four games -- two at Citizens Bank Park, two at Yankee Stadium -- from July 27-30, giving new manager Joe Girardi a chance to face the club he led for 10 years.
Highlights: The Phillies have to wait to see how they match up with the Braves and Nationals, who placed first and second in the NL East last season. The Phils host the Braves for four games from Aug. 7-10, then take on the Nats in Washington -- Bryce Harper’s old stomping grounds -- from Aug. 25-27. More >
Opening Day: at Cubs -- Friday, July 24 (7:10 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Cardinals -- Friday, July 31 (2:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: After opening the season with nine straight games against divisional opponents, the Brewers have four games (Aug. 3-6) against the White Sox, who signed catcher Yasmani Grandal and left-hander Gio González away from Milwaukee as part of their busy offseason.
Highlights: The Crew’s toughest stretch of the season could be July 31 to Aug. 20, with 20 games in 21 days against the Cardinals, White Sox, Twins, Cubs and Reds. Milwaukee also has four straight games at St. Louis to end the regular season -- a series that could have major postseason implications. More >
Opening Day: vs. Pirates -- Friday, July 24 (8:15 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: After edging the Brewers by two games to win the NL Central in 2019, the Cardinals will be put to the test against Milwaukee at Miller Park from July 31 to Aug. 2 -- part of a seven-game road trip that will also take them to Minnesota and Detroit.
Highlights: St. Louis’ age-old rivalry with the Cubs resumes Aug. 7-9 at Busch Stadium, and the Cards will play the White Sox in MLB’s Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa, on Aug. 13. From Aug. 28 to Sept. 16, St. Louis will be put through the gauntlet with 18 straight games against the Indians, Reds, Cubs, Twins and Brewers. More >
Opening Day: vs. Brewers -- Friday, July 24 (7:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: In their first season under new manager David Ross, the Cubs will look to set the tone with a four-game series at Great American Ball Park against the Reds from July 27-30.
Highlights: The Cubs’ road matchup against the rival Cardinals from Aug. 7-9 kicks off a 15-game stretch during which they’ll play only the Cards, Indians, Brewers and White Sox. Chicago’s four-game series against the Cardinals at Wrigley Field from Sept. 4-7 could prove to be pivotal in the Central race. More >
Opening Day: at Cardinals -- Friday, July 24 (8:15 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Brewers -- Monday, July 27 (7:05 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: As the Pirates usher in a new era under manager Derek Shelton and GM Ben Cherington, they have a tough slate in the early going, with nine straight games against the Cardinals, Brewers and Cubs, followed by a home-and-home series against the Twins from Aug. 3-6.
Highlights: The Bucs have a seven-game road trip to St. Louis and Cincinnati from Aug. 10-16, and they’ll open September with eight home games vs. the Cubs, Reds and White Sox. More >
Opening Day: vs. Tigers -- Friday, July 24 (7:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: New Reds slugger Nick Castellanos has a chance to do some damage against his former teams right off the bat, as Cincinnati’s first 10 games are against either the Tigers or the Cubs, including a four-game series vs. Chicago at Great American Ball Park from July 27-30.
Highlights: The 2020 chapter in the Ohio Cup will be Reds right-hander Trevor Bauer’s first opportunity to face the Indians since they traded the pitcher to Cincinnati last July. The Reds have four games against Cleveland from Aug. 3-6, followed by an important three-game road series against Yelich and the Brewers. More >
Opening Day: at Padres -- Friday, July 24 (9:10 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Dodgers -- Thursday, July 30 (9:40 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The four-game home set against those Dodgers beginning July 30 will give Arizona a chance to test itself against the winners of the past seven NL West titles.
Highlights: The D-backs don’t face the Giants until Aug. 21, when they go to San Francisco for three games. They also host them in Arizona (Aug. 28-30), then make another trip to Oracle Park (Sept. 4-7), giving Madison Bumgarner no shortage of opportunities to face his old team. More >
Opening Day: vs. Giants -- Thursday, July 23 (10:08 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: The first half of a four-game rematch of the 2017 World Series will take place July 28-29, when the Dodgers take on the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Highlights: L.A. also hosts Houston from Sept. 12-13. And the club won’t close the season against its NL West foes, instead finishing up with three against the A’s and three against the Angels at Dodger Stadium from Sept. 22-27. More >
Opening Day: at Dodgers -- Thursday, July 23 (10:08 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Padres -- Tuesday, July 28 (9:45 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: Besides starting with four games against the rival Dodgers, the Giants will face a stiff test with a 10-game road trip to Colorado, Los Angeles, and Houston from Aug. 3-12.
Highlights: It should be fun when Madison Bumgarner comes to San Francisco in a D-backs uniform from Aug. 21-23 and Sept. 4-7. Just imagine the possibility of Buster Posey digging in against Bumgarner at Oracle Park. More >
Opening Day: vs. D-backs -- Friday, July 24 (9:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: San Diego could assert itself as a force in the NL West early on, as it won’t play a non-division opponent until the 24th game of the year. Manny Machado, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Co. have seven games in 11 days vs. the powerhouse Dodgers from Aug. 3-13.
Highlights: There’s a chance Justin Verlander and Chris Paddack will go head to head when San Diego hosts the Astros from Aug. 21-23, and the Friars could see Mike Trout for the first time since 2015 when they play the Angels on Sept. 2-3. More >
Opening Day: at Rangers -- Friday, July 24 (8:05 p.m. ET)
Home opener: vs. Padres -- Friday, July 31 (8:10 p.m. ET)
Notable early series: Of Colorado’s first 21 games, only two -- July 28-29 at Oakland -- are against a team that made the postseason in 2019.
Highlights: After going 4-15 against the Dodgers last season, the Rockies don't see them until Aug. 21-23 at Dodger Stadium. The Rox will try to contain Mike Trout at Coors Field when they take on the Angels from Sept. 11-13 during a nine-game homestand in which they also play the A’s and Dodgers. More >