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Who is playing in the 2020 World Series and when will they play

The MLB Playoffs are set to wrap up with the 2020 World Series. We break down what the matchup will entail for the Fall Classic. The Tampa Bay Rays will represent the American League. The National League representative will be determined in Game 7 of the NLCS.

The 2018 World Series logo behind home plate before the Boston Red Sox World Series Victory Parade on October 31, 2018 through the streets of Boston, Massachusetts. Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s been an odd year to say the least, but the 2020 baseball season will close with at least some semblance of normalcy. After Covid-19 nearly derailed the regular season, MLB has made it to the Fall Classic. An expanded playoff is coming to a close as the 2020 World Series is just around the corner.

The World Series participants are still being sorted out, but once they are determined, the best-of-seven series will get underway. This year’s World Series is being played at a neutral site, with Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas playing host. The series get started on Tuesday, October 20th with the higher seed serving as the “home” team in Games 1 and 2. The lower seed will be home in Games 3, 4, and 5, and the higher seed will be the home team for Games 6 and 7 if necessary.

The American League representative will be the Tampa Bay Rays, who defeated the Astros in seven games. The National League representative will be the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Here is the full schedule, with official times now announced.

Game 1: Rays @ Dodgers, Tuesday, October 20, 8:09 p.m., FOX
Game 2: Rays @ Dodgers, Wednesday, October 21, 8:08 p.m., FOX

Game 3: Dodgers @ Rays, Friday, October 23, 8:08 p.m., FOX
Game 4: Dodgers @ Rays, Saturday, October 24, 8:08 p.m., FOX
Game 5: Dodgers @ Rays, Sunday, October 25, 8:08 p.m., FOX — if necessary

Game 6: Rays @ Dodgers, Tuesday, October 27, 8:08 p.m., FOX — if necessary
Game 7: Rays @ Dodgers, Wednesday, October 28, 8:09 p.m., FOX — if necessary