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Rays to open 2020 season at home vs. Pirates, visit Cubs

Schedule to be released Monday also includes visits to the Trop by the NL Brewers, Cardinals and Marlins.
Published Aug. 11, 2019
Updated Aug. 11, 2019

SEATTLE — The Rays will open the 2020 season at home against the NL Pirates on March 26, according to a draft of the schedule that will be released Monday by MLB.

The Rays will make interleague visits to the Brewers (May 19-20), Reds (July 31-Aug. 2), Marlins (Aug. 4-5) and Cubs (Sept. 4-6), though it is uncertain at this time whether they’ll face former manager Joe Maddon, who is in the last year of his contract in Chicago.

The Rays will host other interleague games at the Trop against the Marlins (May 30-31), Brewers (June 30-July 1) and Cardinals (July 10-12), allowing outfielder Tommy Pham the chance to face his former team.

The Pirates series could mark the first visit back to the Trop for former Rays All-Star Chris Archer, who was traded to Pittsburgh.

The Rays finish the season in Boston Sept. 27.