RadioOnFire.com – The Baltimore Orioles on Monday announced their 2020 schedule. The Orioles and the rest of baseball will open the season on Thursday, March 26. The Orioles will open with a three-game series at Camden Yards against the New York Yankees then welcome the Boston Red Sox for three more. It’s then off to St. Louis for a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Orioles’ first interleague series of the year. As previously announced, the Orioles will be playing one fewer home game at Camden Yards next year. That’s because they will be the home team against the Red Sox in the 2020 MLB Little League Classic at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 23. The game will air nationally on ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball.”
The Orioles will host each American League East opponent for three series throughout the season. Besides the Cardinals, the 2020 interleague slate features visits from the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs in April, the Washington Nationals in August and the Brewers in September. After their trip to St. Louis, the Orioles will head to Wrigley Field for a pair against the Cubs. They’ll then visit the Cincinnati Reds from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 and visit Washington for a pair of games in September. The Orioles will host 14 weekend series for the second time in Oriole Park. This year is the first time that has happened. The Orioles will be home for Easter, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day and Labor Day. The Orioles will have a home game on Sept. 6 against the Yankees to mark the 25th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.’s 2,131st consecutive game played. This could be the first time since 1968 that all 30 teams could play on opening day. A full slate was scheduled in 2018 but two games were postponed. Elsewhere in baseball, the Cubs and Cardinals will play two games in London and June. The Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play Aug. 13 at a ballpark next to the Field of Dreams in Dyersville, Iowa. Globe Life Field, the new home of the Texas Rangers, opens March 31. It is the first new ballpark since the Atlanta Braves’ SunTrust Park opened in 2017. It will be the seventh big league stadium with a retractable roof. Times for most games have yet to be announced.