CHICAGO — The Cubs will open the 2020 season on March 26 against the Brewers at Miller Park and play their home opener on March 30 against the Pirates.
The March 26 start is Major League Baseball's earliest start other than international games.
The commissioner's office also said Monday all 30 teams could play on opening day for the first time since 1968. A full slate was scheduled in 2018 but two games were postponed. The 2020 regular season is set to end Sept. 27, putting the World Series on track for Oct. 20-28.
In addition, all Cubs weeknight home games before Memorial Day and after Labor Day will start at 6:40 p.m. This will affect 10 games in March, April, May and September. Most Cubs weeknight games have started at 7:05 p.m.
The Cubs schedule features a two-game series against the rival Cardinals on June 13-14 in London. The Cubs will be the visiting team, and that series concludes a three-city, 11-game trip that starts with a four-game series in Cincinnati on June 4-7 and continues with three games in Philadelphia on June 8-10.
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The trip to London marks the Cubs' first overseas games since starting the 2000 season against the Mets in Tokyo.
The Cubs will face the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on July 7-8 and at Wrigley Field on July 20-21.
The Cubs' other interleague home series feature games against the Orioles (June 2-3), Red Sox (June 19-21) and Rays (July 3-5). The Cubs will travel to Baltimore (April 14-15), Yankee Stadium (June 26-28) and to Toronto (Aug. 14-16).
The Cubs' first homestand includes games against the Pirates (March 30-April 1) and Diamondbacks (April 3-5). The Cubs will return to the road for games at the Pirates (April 6-9) before facing the Cardinals at Wrigley Field on April 10-12.