Graphic shows Opening Day fixtures for MLB 2020 season.
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MLB Opening Day fixtures

By Chris Dinsdale

July 24, 2020 - The traditional Opening Day of the Major League Baseball (MLB) season, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada, begins. Defending World Series champions, the Washington Nationals, host the New York Yankees in the first game of the year.

A total of 30 teams play in the National League (NL) and American League (AL) -- 15 in each. Teams are to play a shortened 60-game season due to the coronavirus pandemic, which culminates in the World Series, a best-of-seven championship series between the top two teams which takes place in October.

The Washington Nationals are the reigning World Series champions, having beaten the Houston Astros in 2019 to claim their first World Series title.

AMERICAN LEAGUE TEAMS:
Baltimore Orioles
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers
Houston Astros
Kansas City Royals
Los Angeles Angels
Minnesota Twins
New York Yankees
Oakland Athletics
Seattle Mariners
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
Toronto Blue Jays

NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAMS:
Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
Colorado Rockies
Los Angeles Dodgers
Miami Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Diego Padres
San Francisco Giants
St. Louis Cardinals
Washington Nationals

PUBLISHED: 09/07/2020; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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