- The Washington Times - Monday, August 12, 2019

With the Washington Nationals hanging on to first place in the National League wild card race, all hope is not lost for the 2019 season. But if you want to start looking ahead to next year, now you can.

Major League Baseball released the 2020 regular season schedule Monday, revealing that the Nationals will kick off next season with a week away from home against two divisional opponents.

The Nationals play three games at the New York Mets, March 26 and 28-29, followed by three at the Miami Marlins March 30-April 1. The home opener is Thursday, April 2 against the Mets — the start of a three-game series that’s also followed by a three-game set with the Marlins.

Washington and other NL East teams will face opponents from the AL West in interleague play. For the Nationals, that includes trips to play Seattle, Texas and the Los Angeles Angels while hosting games with Seattle, Houston and Oakland. The Athletics will play at Nationals Park for the first time Aug. 10-12, becoming the final MLB team to play in the park.

The Nationals will have three homestands of nine games or more, the longest being a 10-game stand June 16-25 against the Giants, Braves and Pirates. Their longest road trip is May 8-17, featuring 10 games in 10 days against the Cubs, Angels and Diamondbacks. 



The Beltway Series with the Baltimore Orioles is saved for late in the season: two games at Camden Yards Aug. 8-9, then two at Nationals Park Sept. 15-16.

Click here to view the full 2020 schedule.

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