MLB 2020 schedule release: Giants, Dodgers play Opening Day on July 23

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Giants fans across the country will see San Francisco's first game of the shortened 60-game MLB season on their televisions.

The Giants are set to play the Dodgers on July 23 in Los Angeles in a game that will be nationally televised, it was confirmed on Monday during the MLB Schedule Release Show.

The Chronicle's Henry Schulman first reported earlier this week that the Giants would open the season on July 23 at Dodger Stadium.

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The Giants will play 40 games against the NL West (10 each against the Dodgers, San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks) and 20 games against the AL West (four each against the A's, Los Angeles Angels, Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners and Houston Astros).

The Giants originally were scheduled to open the 2020 season on March 26 at Dodger Stadium against the Dodgers, before the coronavirus pandemic forced a postponement of the season.

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