Baltimore Orioles: 2020 Schedule Kicks Off With A Bang
Major League Baseball has released the 2020 schedule which features 80 home games for the Baltimore Orioles and contests against the National League Central.
There will be no easing into the 2020 season for the Baltimore Orioles. On Monday afternoon, Major League Baseball released the full 2020 schedule for all 30 teams which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, March 26th. For the Orioles, they once again kick off their schedule against the New York Yankees, but unlike 2019, Opening Day will return to Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
Fans will get the opportunity to watch the Orioles at home early and often next season as the O’s play 18 of their first 31 games at Camden Yards, including three against the Yankees and three against Boston to begin their 162 game slate.
The March/April portion of the schedule provides plenty of tough competition and lots of intrigue for fans. For just the third time ever, the Chicago Cubs will visit Camden Yards. The two teams will play a two-game set on April 14th and 15th, a Tuesday/Wednesday series. The Pittsburgh Pirates will also come to Baltimore from April 10-12th.
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The Orioles will play seven games against the Yankees, three against Boston, three at St. Louis, seven against the Kansas City Royals, three vs Toronto, three on the road against the Angels, plus the previously mentioned series against Chicago and Pittsburgh, all before May 1st. For what is sure to be another young squad for Brandon Hyde, the 2020 season will provide instant tests and hurdles.
Other notable contests include an August 23rd matchup against the Boston Red Sox in Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the 2020 Little League Classic. This will be a home game for the Orioles, meaning 80 home games instead of the usual 81.
There will be no July 4th celebrations at home as Baltimore hits the road for 10 straight games against Oakland, Seattle, and Boston from July 2nd to July 12 before the 2020 All-Star break (All-Star game to take place on July 14th).
The season will conclude on September 27th in Boston. In fact, 9 of the final 13 games for the Orioles will come on the road. The last home series will take place September 21-24th as the Orioles welcome the Rays for a four-game set to close out their home slate.
You can find the full 2020 schedule for the Baltimore Orioles here. Are there any particular series you have your eyes on already? The September 11-13th series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Camden Yards is already on my list of “must-attend” games.