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Cubs 2020 60-game schedule

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Here’s when and where games will be played... if they’re played.

Wrigley Field during Cubs workouts July 3
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Monday, Major League Baseball and its teams announced the 60-game schedule that will, if their plans stay intact, begin July 23 with matchups between the Yankees/Nationals and Giants/Dodgers, with everyone else beginning July 24.

Teams will stay within their “region” to limit travel, East vs. East, Central vs. Central, West vs. West. Of the 60 games, 40 will be within any team’s own division and the other 20 will be against teams in the matching division from the opposite league.

That means the Cubs will play only the Brewers, Cardinals, Pirates, Reds, Indians, Royals, Tigers, Twins and White Sox in this two-month sprint.

For the Cubs, their central location relative to the other teams they will play means that they will have a huge majority of their games within a bus ride. 30 games will be at Wrigley Field, three vs. the White Sox on the South Side and five against the Brewers at Miller Park. That means a flight for only 22 of the 60 games.

Each team gets six off days, so the 60 games will be played in 66 days. Even so, the Cubs will have a nine-game road trip in August (though with two off days, on which they could conceivably come back to Chicago). The longest homestand is 10, which they’ll do in mid-August, with an off day in between.

The Cubs also announced three exhibition games. They will host the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field on Sunday, July 19 at 7:05 p.m.; will play at the Chicago White Sox on Monday, July 20 at 7:10 p.m.; and will host the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, July 22 at 6:05 p.m.

Also of interest, it appears the Cubs have permission to play Friday night games at Wrigley, because there are several on this schedule. Also, it appears home night game times have been shifted to 7:15 instead of 7:05, probably for a pregame show.

Here are the 60 games and locations (home games in boldface). Most games will be on Marquee Sports Network, except as noted. All times Central.

Fri 7/24: Brewers, 6:10, ESPN
Sat 7/25: Brewers, 12:05, Fox-TV
Sun 7/26: Brewers, 1:20
Mon 7/27: at Reds, 5:40
Tue 7/28: at Reds, 5:40
Wed 7/29: at Reds, 5:40
Thu 7/30: at Reds, 5:10
Fri 7/31: Pirates, 7:15
Sat 8/1: Pirates, 7:15
Sun 8/2: Pirates, 1:20
Mon 8/3: Royals, 7:15
Tue 8/4: Royals, 7:15
Wed 8/5: at Royals, 7:05
Thu 8/6: at Royals, 6:15, Fox-TV
Fri 8/7: at Cardinals, 7:15
Sat 8/8: at Cardinals, 7:15
Sun 8/9: at Cardinals, 6:10, ESPN
Mon 8/10: OFF DAY
Tue 8/11: at Indians, 6:10
Wed 8/12: at Indians, 5:10
Thu 8/13: Brewers, 3:05
Fri 8/14 : Brewers, 7:15
Sat 8/15: Brewers, 7:15
Sun 8/16: Brewers, 1:20
Mon 8/17: Cardinals, 7:15
Tue 8/18: Cardinals, 7:15
Wed 8/19: Cardinals, 7:15
Thu 8/20: OFF DAY
Fri 8/21: White Sox, 7:15
Sat 8/22: White Sox, 7:15
Sun 8/23: White Sox, 1:20
Mon 8/24: at Tigers, 6:10
Tue 8/25: at Tigers, 6:10
Wed 8/26: at Tigers, 6:10
Thu 8/27: OFF DAY
Fri 8/28: at Reds, 6:10
Sat 8/29: at Reds, 5:10
Sun 8/30: at Reds, 12:10
Mon 8/31: OFF DAY
Tue 9/1: at Pirates, 6:05
Wed 9/2: at Pirates, 6:05
Thu 9/3: at Pirates, 12:35
Fri 9/4: Cardinals, 7:15
Sat 9/5: Cardinals, 7:15
Sun 9/6: Cardinals, 6:10, ESPN
Mon 9/7: Cardinals, 3:10
Tue 9/8: Reds, 7:15
Wed 9/9: Reds, 7:15
Thu 9/10: Reds, 7:15
Fri 9/11: at Brewers, 7:10
Sat 9/12: at Brewers, 6:10
Sun 9/13: at Brewers, 1:10
Mon 9/14: OFF DAY
Tue 9/15: Indians, 7:15
Wed 9/16: Indians, 7:15
Thu 9/17: OFF DAY
Fri 9/18: Twins, 7:15
Sat 9/19: Twins, 7:15
Sun 9/20: Twins, 1:20
Mon 9/21: at Pirates, 6:05
Tue 9/22: at Pirates, 6:05
Wed 9/23: at Pirates, 6:05
Thu 9/24: at Pirates, 6:05
Fri 9/25: at White Sox, 7:10
Sat 9/26: at White Sox, 6:10
Sun 9/27: at White Sox, 2:10