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Blue Jays to play first home game in Buffalo on Aug. 11 vs. Marlins

The Rays will follow the Marlins into Sahlen Field, which needs infrastructure work that is forcing the Jays to play their first scheduled homestand on the road.
The Blue Jays will play their 2020 home games at Sahlen Field, home of their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y.
The Blue Jays will play their 2020 home games at Sahlen Field, home of their Triple-A affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y. [ JEFFREY T. BARNES | AP ]
Published Jul. 26, 2020

TORONTO — The displaced Blue Jays won’t start playing their home games in Buffalo, N.Y., until Aug. 11.

They will play their first scheduled homestand — Wednesday-Aug. 2 — on the road in Washington and Philadelphia.

Infrastructure modifications are needed at Sahlen Field, where the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons usually play, the Blue Jays said in a statement Sunday.

The Marlins will now be the first team to play the Blue Jays in Buffalo, in a two-game series, and they will be followed by the Rays for a three-game series.

The Blue Jays will play in the minor-league park in Buffalo this season because health officials in Canada were worried about frequent travel by players throughout the United States, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Canada has flattened the epidemic curve.

— By ROB GILLIES

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