- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 7, 2019

BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles will meet next year in the fourth MLB Little League Classic in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The matchup between AL East foes is scheduled for Aug. 23 and will serve as a home game for the Orioles.

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde says, “We’re looking forward to it. I’ve never been there. To play on Sunday night baseball in that kind of environment is going to be a really cool experience.”

Major League Baseball and the players’ union launched the Little League Classic in 2017. The games are played at the home of the Phillies’ Class A team in the New York-Penn League.

The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates will soon play in Williamsport on Aug. 18

Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy says, “We are thrilled to participate in next seasons Little League Classic that directly connects Major League Players with Little Leaguers.”

Members of the Red Sox and Orioles will attend Little League Baseball World Series games earlier in the day before meeting.

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