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Detroit Tigers release 2020 schedule

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Our first takeaway: April is going to be very repetitive.

Kansas City Royals v Detroit Tigers Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images

Major League Baseball released the full schedules for all 30 teams for the 2020 season on Monday afternoon. The Detroit Tigers are included in this group, naturally, so we have their slate for the upcoming season to peruse.

The Tigers will open their season in Cleveland on Thursday, March 26, as part of a brief three-game road trip. This coincides with MLB’s recent movement to have all 30 teams open on the same day (weather permitting, of course). The game time has not yet been released, but odds are the Tigers will be one of the first clubs to get going.

From there, the schedule gets... repetitive. The Tigers will alternate series with Cleveland and the Kansas City Royals for the first two weeks of the season, then finally play a different team (the Los Angeles Angels) on April 10. After that, it’s back to Cleveland — yes, really — before a series with the Twins. And just in case that wasn’t enough repetition for you, the Tigers have two series with the New York Yankees in short order to close out the month.

We’ll dive into some deeper schedule analysis later, but here are the quick takeaways.

  • The Tigers’ home opener is on Monday, March 30 against the Royals.
  • The Tigers only have one week of afternoon home games in April before getting to night games, as the baseball gods intended.
  • The AL Central will play the NL West in interleague play this season. The Tigers will see the Padres and Rockies at home, the Diamondbacks and Dodgers on the road, and the Giants and Pirates in both home and away series.
  • The Tigers will get most of their West Coast travel out of the way in a six-week period between May and June, with only a mid-week trip to Los Angeles remaining in early July before the All-Star break.
  • The Tigers’ final 16 games of the season are against AL Central foes.

Here is the full schedule in all its glory.

Detroit Tigers 2020 schedule

Date Day Team Time
Date Day Team Time
March 26 Thurs @ Cleveland TBD
March 27 Fri OFF -
March 28 Sat @ Cleveland TBD
March 29 Sun @ Cleveland TBD
March 30 Mon vs. Royals 1:10 PM
March 31 Tues OFF -
April 1 Wed vs. Royals 1:10 PM
April 2 Thurs vs. Cleveland 1:10 PM
April 3 Fri vs. Cleveland 1:10 PM
April 4 Sat vs. Cleveland 1:10 PM
April 5 Sun vs. Cleveland 1:10 PM
April 6 Mon @ Royals TBD
April 7 Tues @ Royals TBD
April 8 Wed @ Royals TBD
April 9 Thurs OFF -
April 10 Fri vs. Angels 7:10 PM
April 11 Sat vs. Angels 1:10 PM
April 12 Sun vs. Angels 1:10 PM
April 13 Mon OFF -
April 14 Tues @ Cleveland TBD
April 15 Wed @ Cleveland TBD
April 16 Thurs @ Cleveland TBD
April 17 Fri @ Twins 8:10 PM
April 18 Sat @ Twins 2:10 PM
April 19 Sun @ Twins 2:10 PM
April 20 Mon vs. Yankees 6:40 PM
April 21 Tues vs. Yankees 6:40 PM
April 22 Wed vs. Yankees 6:40 PM
April 23 Thurs vs. Yankees 1:10 PM
April 24 Fri vs. Padres 7:10 PM
April 25 Sat vs. Padres 1:10 PM
April 26 Sun vs. Padres 1:10 PM
April 27 Mon OFF -
April 28 Tues @ Yankees TBD
April 29 Wed @ Yankees TBD
April 30 Thurs @ Yankees TBD
May 1 Fri @ Royals TBD
May 2 Sat @ Royals TBD
May 3 Sun @ Royals TBD
May 4 Mon vs. Rockies 7:10 PM
May 5 Tues vs. Rockies 7:10 PM
May 6 Wed vs. Rockies 1:10 PM
May 7 Thurs OFF -
May 8 Fri vs. Cleveland 7:10 PM
May 9 Sat vs. Cleveland 4:10 PM
May 10 Sun vs. Cleveland 1:10 PM
May 11 Mon vs. Twins 7:10 PM
May 12 Tues vs. Twins 7:10 PM
May 13 Wed vs. Twins 7:10 PM
May 14 Thurs vs. Twins 1:10 PM
May 15 Fri @ Mariners TBD
May 16 Sat @ Mariners TBD
May 17 Sun @ Mariners TBD
May 18 Mon OFF -
May 19 Tues @ Giants TBD
May 20 Wed @ Giants TBD
May 21 Thurs OFF -
May 22 Fri vs. Rays 7:10 PM
May 23 Sat vs. Rays 4:10 PM
May 24 Sun vs. Rays 1:10 PM
May 25 Mon vs. Rays 1:10 PM
May 26 Tues vs. Mariners 7:10 PM
May 27 Wed vs. Mariners 7:10 PM
May 28 Thurs vs. Mariners 1:10 PM
May 29 Fri @ Diamondbacks TBD
May 30 Sat @ Diamondbacks TBD
May 31 Sun @ Diamondbacks TBD
June 1 Mon OFF -
June 2 Tues @ Athletics 10:07 PM
June 3 Wed @ Athletics 10:07 PM
June 4 Thurs @ Athletics 3:37 PM
June 5 Fri @ White Sox TBD
June 6 Sat @ White Sox TBD
June 7 Sun @ White Sox TBD
June 8 Mon OFF -
June 9 Tues vs. Athletics 7:10 PM
June 10 Wed vs. Athletics 7:10 PM
June 11 Thurs vs. Athletics 1:10 PM
June 12 Fri vs. Blue Jays TBD
June 13 Sat vs. Blue Jays TBD
June 14 Sun vs. Blue Jays TBD
June 15 Mon OFF -
June 16 Tues vs. White Sox 7:10 PM
June 17 Wed vs. White Sox 7:10 PM
June 18 Thurs vs. White Sox 1:10 PM
June 19 Fri @ Dodgers TBD
June 20 Sat @ Dodgers TBD
June 21 Sun @ Dodgers TBD
June 22 Mon @ White Sox TBD
June 23 Tues @ White Sox TBD
June 24 Wed @ White Sox TBD
June 25 Thurs @ White Sox TBD
June 26 Fri @ Orioles TBD
June 27 Sat @ Orioles TBD
June 28 Sun @ Orioles TBD
June 29 Mon OFF -
June 30 Tues vs. Twins 7:10 PM
July 1 Wed vs. Twins 7:10 PM
July 2 Thurs vs. Twins 1:10 PM
July 3 Fri vs. Royals 7:10 PM
July 4 Sat vs. Royals 4:10 PM
July 5 Sun vs. Royals 1:10 PM
July 6 Mon @ Angels 10:07 PM
July 7 Tues @ Angels 10:07 PM
July 8 Wed @ Angels 10:07 PM
July 9 Thurs @ Angels 9:07 PM
July 10 Fri @ Astros 8:10 PM
July 11 Sat @ Astros 4:10 PM
July 12 Sun @ Astros 2:10 PM
July 13 Mon All-Star Break -
July 14 Tues All-Star Break -
July 15 Wed All-Star Break -
July 16 Thurs All-Star Break -
July 17 Fri vs. White Sox 7:10 PM
July 18 Sat vs. White Sox 6:10 PM
July 19 Sun vs. White Sox 1:10 PM
July 20 Mon OFF -
July 21 Tues vs. Cleveland 7:10 PM
July 22 Wed vs. Cleveland 7:10 PM
July 23 Thurs vs. Cleveland 1:10 PM
July 24 Fri @ Rays TBD
July 25 Sat @ Rays TBD
July 26 Sun @ Rays TBD
July 27 Mon @ White Sox TBD
July 28 Tues @ White Sox TBD
July 29 Wed @ White Sox TBD
July 30 Thurs vs. Royals 7:10 PM
July 31 Fri vs. Royals 7:10 PM
August 1 Sat vs. Royals 6:10 PM
August 2 Sun vs. Royals 1:10 PM
August 3 Mon OFF -
August 4 Tues vs. Giants 7:10 PM
August 5 Wed vs. Giants 1:10 PM
August 6 Thurs @ Rangers TBD
August 7 Fri @ Rangers TBD
August 8 Sat @ Rangers TBD
August 9 Sun @ Rangers TBD
August 10 Mon OFF -
August 11 Tues vs. Orioles 7:10 PM
August 12 Wed vs. Orioles 7:10 PM
August 13 Thurs vs. Orioles 1:10 PM
August 14 Fri vs. Rangers 7:10 PM
August 15 Sat vs. Rangers 6:10 PM
August 16 Sun vs. Rangers 1:10 PM
August 17 Mon OFF -
August 18 Tues @ Pirates 7:05 PM
August 19 Wed @ Pirates 7:05 PM
August 20 Thurs OFF -
August 21 Fri @ Twins 8:10 PM
August 22 Sat @ Twins 7:10 PM
August 23 Sun @ Twins 2:10 PM
August 24 Mon vs. Astros 7:10 PM
August 25 Tues vs. Astros 7:10 PM
August 26 Wed vs. Astros 7:10 PM
August 27 Thurs vs. Astros 1:10 PM
August 28 Fri vs. Red Sox 7:10 PM
August 29 Sat vs. Red Sox 6:10 PM
August 30 Sun vs. Red Sox 1:10 PM
August 31 Mon OFF -
September 1 Tues @ Blue Jays TBD
September 2 Wed @ Blue Jays TBD
September 3 Thurs @ Blue Jays TBD
September 4 Fri @ Red Sox TBD
September 5 Sat @ Red Sox TBD
September 6 Sun @ Red Sox TBD
September 7 Mon @ Red Sox TBD
September 8 Tues vs. Pirates 6:40 PM
September 9 Wed vs. Pirates 1:10 PM
September 10 Thurs OFF -
September 11 Fri vs. Twins 7:10 PM
September 12 Sat vs. Twins 6:10 PM
September 13 Sun vs. Twins 1:10 PM
September 14 Mon @ Cleveland TBD
September 15 Tues @ Cleveland TBD
September 16 Wed @ Cleveland TBD
September 17 Thurs OFF -
September 18 Fri @ Twins 8:10 PM
September 19 Sat @ Twins 7:10 PM
September 20 Sun @ Twins 2:10 PM
September 21 Mon @ Royals TBD
September 22 Tues @ Royals TBD
September 23 Wed @ Royals TBD
September 24 Thurs @ Royals TBD
September 25 Fri vs. White Sox 7:10 PM
September 26 Sat vs. White Sox 6:10 PM
September 27 Sun vs. White Sox 3:10 PM