Nationals-Yankees, the main course at the start of the season


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Nationals-Yankees, the main course at the start of the season

The current MLB champion welcomes the maximum winner of the World Series this Thursday, in one of the two games that open the peculiar 2020 campaign.

The wait is over. Finally, the start of the season of Big leagues It will begin this Thursday, July 23, about four months later than planned. It is that the coronavirus pandemic forced to postpone the start of the 2020 campaign and, even, forced a revision of its traditional format.

Instead of 162 regular season games for each team, 60 will be played, prior to landing in the playoffs, scheduled for October as usually occurs. Precisely, those classified to that instance will be 10.

In addition, there will no longer be a division by conferences and each team will have 40 matches against rivals from their own division and another 20 against opponents from the opposite. Likewise, half of those games (both divisional and the rest) will take place as a local and the other part, as a visitor.

The highlight of Opening Day will be the clash between Washington Nationals, the current champion, who will receive at his stadium New York Yankees, the highest ever World Series winner with 40 crowns.

The other game of this first day of action will be played by the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants in California. The bulk of the games will be played on Friday, a total of 13 to put the MLB at maximum pace.

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