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San Diego Padres win, fans celebrate historic first MLB series in Mexico City

CBS 8 traveled to Mexico to cover the historic two-game series against the Giants at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium in Mexico City.

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The Padres headed south of the border for a weekend series to take on the San Francisco Giants in Mexico City and CBS 8 was there with the team and all of the fans. The Padres played host for the 2 games played on April 29-30 at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium.

Major League Baseball called the series, MLB World Tour: 2023 Mexico Series. The games marked the first time Major League Baseball regular season games are being played in Mexico City.

San Diego pulled off the series sweep overcoming a 4-0 deficit to beat the San Francisco Giants 6-4 on Sunday.

WATCH: Padres rally for 2-game Mexican sweep, beat Giants 6-4 as Padres fans celebrate:

The Padres were able to get a victory in Saturday's game. Machado overcame a seventh-inning deficit with his second homer, the 11th of the night, and the Padres outslugged the San Francisco Giants 16-11 Saturday in Major League Baseball’s first regular-season game in the Mexican capital.

Nelson Cruz, Juan Soto, Fernando Tatis and Xander Bogaerts also went deep for the Padres, who outhomered the Giants 6-5 and outhit them 17-13 in the thin air of Estadio Alfredo Harp Helú.

WATCH: Padres players talk after winning first game in Mexico City against Giants:

WATCH: Padres outslug Giants in Mexico City 16-11 in game featuring 11 home runs:

WATCH: Padres were down in the 7th inning of game one on Saturday as fans have a great time:

Although these are the first regular season games played in Mexico City, the Friars are no strangers to playing in Mexico. The team played in Monterrey in 1996, then again in 2018. The team also played in an exhibition game in Mexico City in 2016.

Some current and former Padres players hosted a baseball clinic for local kids during the weekend festivities.

WATCH RELATED: Padres hold baseball clinic with kids ahead of first MLB series in Mexico City 

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WATCH: CBS 8 heads to Mexico City ahead of Padres series with the Giants 

The Padres posted FAQs on their website about the upcoming series that included:

Where will the games be played?

The games will be played at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium in Mexico City.

Who will be the Padres' opponent for these games?

The Padres will play the San Francisco Giants in both of the games.

Are these games classified as home or road games for the Padres?

The games are classified as home games for the Padres and road games for the Giants.

Will MLB Tour-Mexico City be an annual event?

The MLB Tour-Mexico City is scheduled for the next three years. Currently, the opponents have not been determined for 2024 or 2025.

Will the games be televised?

The games will be televised, but the official broadcast partners have not yet been announced.

What is the capacity of Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium?


Going to the games in Mexico City and need help getting around the city or what to do when games aren't being played? We have you covered:

WATCH RELATED: MLB Chief Operations and Strategy Officer sits down to talk about Padres playing in Mexico City 

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