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Brewers to open shortened season against Cubs at Wrigley Field

July 6, 2020 GMT

MILWAUKEE — So much about the 2020 baseball season is expected to be different, but the Milwaukee Brewers will at least start the season exactly as they had planned before COVID-19 brought spring training to a halt back in March.

A source confirmed to the Wisconsin State Journal Monday afternoon that the Brewers will open the delayed and shortened ’20 season on July 24 against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The game, a 6 p.m. start, will be televised on ESPN.

Prior to baseball’s shutdown, the Brewers were scheduled to open their season with three games against the Cubs at Miller Park starting on March 26, with a three-game home series against the St. Louis Cardinals to follow.

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The rest of baseball’s 2020 schedule will be announced on MLB Network at 5 p.m.

Teams will play 60 games this season with 40 of those games coming against their divisional rivals and 20 more interleague games against teams from the opposite geographical division.

For the Brewers, that means 10 games — five home, five road — against the Cardinals, Cubs, Pirates and Reds and five games against each team from the American League Central Division.

This story will be updated.