National TV Schedule for the 2020 MLB Regular Season

The 2020 Major League Baseball (MLB) regular season is tentatively scheduled to begin on Thursday, July 23rd with a doubleheader on ESPN in prime time — first, the New York Yankees at the defending 2019 world champion Washington Nationals, followed by longtime rivals San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers.
The entire slate has been shortened to 60 games per team by the coronavirus pandemic. Each club will play 40 games against opponents from its own division (10 apiece), plus 20 games spread among those from the opposite league’s corresponding geographical division (East vs. East, Central vs. Central and West vs. West). That will all set up the postseason, which will maintain the same 10-team format, which includes two Wild Card teams from each league.
One of the more notable games on the 2020 schedule is a nationally-televised matchup (on the Fox network) between the St. Louis Cardinals versus the Chicago White Sox on Thursday, August 13. The game is entitled “MLB at Field of Dreams”; commemorating the 1989 baseball film that had starred Kevin Costner. It will be the first MLB game ever played in the state of Iowa, in the town of Dyersville at a ballpark surrounded by corn fields.
The following are the scheduled game start times (all times Eastern; start times subject to change), locations, respective networks and announcers:
Thursday, July 23, 2020

7:00 p.m.: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals (ESPN)
10:00 p.m.: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN)

Friday, July 24, 2020

4:00 p.m.: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (ESPN)
6:10 p.m.: Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds (MLB Network)
7:00 p.m.: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs (ESPN)
9:10 p.m.: Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros (MLB Network)
10:00 p.m.: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics (ESPN)

Saturday, July 25, 2020

1:00 p.m.: Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs (Fox)
2:15 p.m.: Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals (MLB Network)
4:10 p.m.: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (Fox)
7:15 p.m.: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals (Fox)
9:10 p.m.: Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres (FS1)

Sunday, July 26, 2020

1:05 p.m.: New York Yankees at Washington Nationals (TBS)
4:10 p.m.: Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics (MLB Network)
7:00 p.m.: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (ESPN)
10:00 p.m.: San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers (ESPN)

Sunday, August 2, 2020

7:00 p.m.: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (ESPN)

Sunday, August 9, 2020

7:00 p.m.: Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals (ESPN)

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa
7:15 p.m.: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago White Sox (Fox)

Sunday, August 16, 2020

7:00 p.m.: Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees (ESPN)

Sunday, August 23, 2020

7:00 p.m.: Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves (ESPN)

Sunday, August 30, 2020

7:00 p.m.: Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies (ESPN)

Sunday, September 6, 2020

7:00 p.m.: St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs (ESPN)

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