Major League Baseball released the schedule for all 30 MLB teams on Monday, August 12th. The schedule begins on Thursday, March 26th which all MLB teams are scheduled to play on that day for Opening Day.
The Angels will begin the season on the road in Houston versus the Astros for a 4 game set from March 26th-March 29th.. Following that series, the Angels will play the regular-season games at the new Globe Life Field in Texas versus the Rangers from March 31st to April 2nd.
The Angels will have their home opener on Friday, April 3rd versus the Houston Astros. The Angels will also be playing the National League East in 2020 so they will face the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals. The Angels will have a 2 game set in Miami versus the Marlins on April 14th and 15th and will host the Marlins for a 2 game set on June 9th and 10th. The Angels will host the Washington Nationals for a 3 game set from May 11th-13th.
The Angels will visit the Atlanta Braves for the first time since they got their new ballpark Sun Trust Park, from July 3rd-5th. Mike Trout will return to Philadelphia for the first time since 2014 as the Phillies will host the Angels for a 3 game set from July 17-20th following the All-Star break. The Angels will host the New York Mets for a 3 game set from August 18th-20th.
Other notable things about the Angels 2020 schedule:
- The Angels will face the Dodgers at home on July 10th and 11th leaving the following day which is a Sunday open heading into the All-Star break. The Freeway Series will continue from Dodgers Stadium on August 25th and 26th.
- The Angels will have their longest road trip after the All-Star break from July 17th-26th. That stretch will see the Angels play 3 at Philadelphia Phillies, 4 at New York Yankees, and 3 games at Texas Rangers.
- From August 13th to September 9th, the Angels will only play 3 games outside the state of California. That stretch will feature a 4 game set versus the Houston Astros, an off day, 3 games versus the New York Mets, 3 games versus the Tampa Bay Rays, an off day, 2 games at Dodgers Stadium, an off day, 3 games at Seattle Mariners, 4 games versus the Texas Rangers, 3 games versus the Kansas City Royals, and 3 games versus the Houston Astros.
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