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San Diego Padres announce 2020 schedule of 60 games

Regular season play for the Padres will start on July 24 with a four-game homestand against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
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SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Padres on Monday announced their 60-game schedule for the 2020 season which was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Padres' 2020 season will start with two exhibition games against the Los Angeles Angels on July 20 at home (starting at 6:10 p.m.) and on July 22 at Angel Stadium (starting at 6:40 p.m.). 

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Regular season play for the Padres will start on July 24 with a four-game homestand against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Their 60-game schedule includes 40 games against National League West teams and 20 against American League West teams. 

The interleague games at Petco Park will be Aug. 19-20 against the Texas Rangers, Aug. 21-23, Houston Astros, Aug. 25-27 against the Seattle Mariners and Sept. 22-23 against the Los Angeles Angels, the final games of the season at Petco Park.

Major League Baseball announced last month that players would report to training camps on July 1 as the MLB Players Association had sorted out issues with the league needed ahead of players returning to the field. 

The 60-game schedule calls for all teams to play to empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Playoff teams remain at 10 for now — there is still talk of a possible expansion. A rejected deal had called for 16 teams.

MLB plans to celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Aug. 28, the date of the March on Washington in 1963, as well as the date in 1945 when Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey met with Robinson to discuss his future in MLB.

The new date is representative of both Robinson's journey to break the color barrier and his life as a civil rights activist. Jackie Robinson Day is customarily celebrated on April 15, the anniversary of his breaking MLB's color line in 1947.

The Padres will play the Colorado Rockies in Denver on Aug. 28. 

See below for the full schedule. 

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