Pirates to host Yankees, Red Sox in 2020; home opener vs. Reds
The Pittsburgh Pirates will open the 2020 season March 26 in Tampa against the Rays and then play four more games before April 1 in the schedule released Monday.
The season-opening road trip includes three games against the Rays on March 26, 28 and 29 and three in Wrigley Field against the Chicago Cubs on March 30, 31 and April 1.
The home opener is 1:35 p.m. April 2 against the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park.
The Pirates will visit the New York Yankees on May 5 and 6. It will the Pirates’ first trip to Yankee Stadium since 2014.
The Yankees come to PNC Park on June 16 and 17.
The home schedule also includes holiday dates with the San Francisco Giants on May 25 (Memorial Day) and a visit from the Boston Red Sox on the Fourth of July, the second of a three-game series.
The Pirates are off on Labor Day.
Other interleague games include visits to PNC Park by the Toronto Blue Jays on June 19-21 and Detroit Tigers on Aug. 18 and 19. The Pirates visit the Tigers on Sept. 8-9.
The season concludes with a six-game homestand against the Cubs and Reds on Sept. 22-27.
Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .