The current champions of the MLB World Series, the Washington Nationals, take on the New York Yankees in the first match of the new MLB season, on the opening day of the league season. The game will be played on July 23 or 24.
How Is It Going to Happen?
The game is to take place at National Park. However, it is unknown now whether the match will start on July 23 or 24. Nevertheless, the season will end on September 27. The schedule of matches has been reduced. There will be 60 games for each team. On Tuesday, the leadership of the league and the MLBPA agreed on this.
Teams will play 10 matches against their four rivals in the division, and the remaining 20 matches of the regular season will be played with teams from their division.
Washington Nationals is the reigning Major League Baseball champion. In the final series of last season, the team beat the Houston Astros.
What Are Their Chances?
In 2019 the Washington Nationals won the World Series for the first time in history. In the main series of the championship, Washington, which won the National Baseball League in 2019, defeated the best American League club the Houston Astros in seven games (4-3). The seventh meeting, held in Houston, ended with a score of 6: 2 in favor of the Nationals. All matches of the series ended with the victories of the visiting team. Previously, their highest achievement was reaching the National League final series in 1981, where the club lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers with a total score of 2-3.
The World Series has been held since 1882. By the way, the greatest number of victories belongs to the New York Yankees – 27. To recap, the Nationals take on the Yankees in the first match of the new MLB season. Anyway, one thing is clear now – it seems like it will be a spectacular game.
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