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Royals to open season in Cleveland, as 2020 schedule is revealed

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The home opener is July 31 against the White Sox.

MLB: MAR 28 White Sox at Royals Photo by Nick Tre. Smith/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Royals will begin the season on July 24 in Cleveland at 6:10 CT, according to the revised 60-game 2020 MLB season was revealed Monday evening. They will play their home opener on July 31 against the Chicago White Sox.

The Royals play 17 games to begin the year before their first off day on August 10. The Royals will travel to Wrigley Field to play the Cubs on August 3 and 4 before returning to Kansas City to host them on August 5 and 6. Mike Moustakas and the Reds will come to Kansas City on August 11 and 12 with the Royals traveling to Cincinnati on August 18 and 19. The Royals will head across the state to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals on August 24-26, then host them in the second-to-last series on September 21-23. The Royals will head to Milwaukee to take on Lorenzo Cain on September 18-20, but the Brewers will not make a visit to Kansas City.

Royals’ 2020 schedule

Date Day Time Opponent
Date Day Time Opponent
July 24 Friday 6:10 at Indians
July 25 Saturday 4:10 at Indians
July 26 Sunday 12:10 at Indians
July 27 Monday 6:10 at Tigers
July 28 Tuesday 6:10 at Tigers
July 29 Wednesday 6:10 at Tigers
July 30 Thursday 6:10 at Tigers
July 31 Friday 7:05 vs.White Sox
August 1 Saturday 6:05 vs.White Sox
August 2 Sunday 1:05 vs.White Sox
August 3 Monday 7:15 at Cubs
August 4 Tuesday 7:15 at Cubs
August 5 Wednesday 7:05 vs. Cubs
August 6 Thursday 6:15 vs. Cubs
August 7 Friday 7:05 vs.Twins
August 8 Saturday 6:05 vs. Twins
August 9 Sunday 1:05 vs. Twins
August 10 Monday OFF
August 11 Tuesday 5:40 at Reds
August 12 Wednesday 5:40 at Reds
August 13 Thursday OFF
August 14 Friday 7:10 at Twins
August 15 Saturday 6:10 at Twins
August 16 Sunday 1:10 at Twins
August 17 Monday 7:10 at Twins
August 18 Tuesday 7:05 vs.Reds
August 19 Wednesday 7:05 vs.Reds
August 20 Thursday OFF
August 21 Friday 7:05 vs.Twins
August 22 Saturday 6:05 vs.Twins
August 23 Sunday 1:05 vs.Twins
August 24 Monday 7:15 at Cardinals
August 25 Tuesday 7:15 at Cardinals
August 26 Wednesday 7:15 at Cardinals
August 27 Thursday OFF
August 28 Friday 7:10 at White Sox
August 29 Saturday 1:10 at White Sox
August 30 Sunday 1:10 at White Sox
August 31 Monday 7:05 vs.Indians
September 1 Tuesday 7:05 vs.Indians
September 2 Wednesday 7:05 vs.Indians
September 3 Thursday 7:05 vs.White Sox
September 4 Friday 7:05 vs.White Sox
September 5 Saturday 6:05 vs.White Sox
September 6 Sunday 1:05 vs.White Sox
September 7 Monday 5:10 at Indians
September 8 Tuesday 5:10 at Indians
September 9 Wednesday 5:10 at Indians
September 10 Thursday 5:10 at Indians
September 11 Friday 7:05 vs.Pirates
September 12 Saturday 6:05 vs.Pirates
September 13 Sunday 1:05 vs.Pirates
September 14 Monday OFF
September 15 Tuesday 6:10 at Tigers
September 16 Wednesday 6:10 at Tigers
September 17 Thursday OFF
September 18 Friday 7:10 at Brewers
September 19 Saturday 6:10 at Brewers
September 20 Sunday 1:10 at Brewers
September 21 Monday 7:05 vs.Cardinals
September 22 Tuesday 7:05 vs.Cardinals
September 23 Wednesday 7:05 vs.Cardinals
September 24 Thursday 7:05 vs.Tigers
September 25 Friday 7:05 vs.Tigers
September 26 Saturday 6:05 vs.Tigers
September 27 Sunday 2:05 vs.Tigers

Each team will play 40 games within their own division, and 20 games against the corresponding division in the other league to limit travel. Teams will not play divisional opponents an equal times at home and on the road.

According to MLB Network, the Royals have one of the easiest starts to a schedule.