4. Brewers at Cubs
The National League is likely to be a four-horse race, and two of them face off against each other here. Wrigley Field will play host to a finely-balanced matchup that could go either way.
3. Angels at Athletics
This should be a fun matchup because every single game between these two franchises impacts their postseasons. With plenty on the line, it will be fascinating to see how the Angels perform against one of the best rosters in MLB. On the flip side, the Athletics will have to play well to hope they can keep stars like Mike Trout and Anthony Rendon quiet.
2. Twins at White Sox
The Twins and White Sox are like two peas in a pod. The White Sox will be hoping they can follow the same trajectory that saw the Twins win their division in 2019. Chicago will have to perform well to challenge the Twins, and it will be intriguing to see how the plethora of free-agent signings bed into each roster.
1. Yankees at Nationals
MLB fans are in for a treat in what could already be a World Series preview. The Yankees and Nationals are two of the strongest contenders in the league as last year’s champions, and this year’s favorites go head to head. With stars throughout, the most intriguing matchup is the pitching contest between Gerrit Cole and Max Scherzer.
These games should prove to be talking points not just on day one, but how they could impact the rest of the year. With only a shortened 60-game regular season, every result counts, and these are the opening day matchups to make sure you catch.