Cincinnati Reds release 2020 schedule; Opening Day on March 26 vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Fans can mark their calendars for Opening Day next year.
Major League Baseball released its 2020 schedule on Monday afternoon and the Cincinnati Reds will begin next season on March 26, a Thursday, against the St. Louis Cardinals at Great American Ball Park.
The Reds have an off day March 27, before completing a three-game series versus the Cardinals. Game times will be determined later.
All 30 teams are scheduled to play on March 26. If no games are postponed, it would be the first time there was a full slate of Opening Day games since 1968.
During the 2020 season, the Reds will play interleague games against the American League East. The Reds will travel to Toronto for their first road trip at the end of March, potentially giving Joey Votto his first games in his native Canada since 2017.
Along with Toronto, the Reds will play road series against the New York Yankees (April 17-19) and Boston Red Sox (Aug. 18-19). The series in New York could be Sonny Gray's first opportunity to pitch against his former team.
Tampa Bay will visit GABP from July 31-Aug. 2, Baltimore visits from Aug. 31-Sept. 2 and Boston will travel to Cincinnati on Sept. 15-16. Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, a Cincinnati native and Madeira grad, could return to GABP for the first time since 2017.
The annual Ohio Cup series against the Cleveland Indians will be played at Progressive Field from May 19-20, perhaps giving Trevor Bauer his first chance to play his old team, and the two teams will meet at GABP from July 7-8.
At the beginning of May, the Reds will have a 10-game road trip to begin a stretch of playing 17 consecutive days without a day off.
The Reds will play 16 of their final 22 games in September on the road. They will finish the year with a four-game series at Pittsburgh from Sept. 24-27.