Major League Baseball in Mexico: San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants will play on Mexican soil

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For the first time in history, Mexico will have an official Major League match on Mexican soil. The meeting will be during the 2023 campaign between the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants.

“The Padres are excited to return to Mexico and play the first regular season series in Mexico City in MLB history. We are fortunate to have a loyal and passionate fan base in Mexico,” said Erik Greupner, CEO of the San Diego Padres.

The Major League Baseball He explained that the two meetings will be held at the Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium in the duel of the Western Division of the National League. The two games will be on April 29 and 30 of next year, informed the Head of Government of CDMX, Claudia Sheinbaum and MLB executives.

It will be the first time that both teams will play two games of the regular season in Mexico. In both meetings the Parents will act as homeowners.

“It will be an honor to represent Major League Baseball, as well as San Francisco, in historic Mexico City for the first time in history. We look forward to bringing the rivalry between the Giants and Padres to a passionate fan base,” Baer said.

The Padres played two exhibition games in Mexico in 2016 with the Houston Astros. And three more with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018.

They were also in Mexico at the start of the 1999 season against the Colorado Rockies. And they met three times with the New York Metros in 1996.

One month before the end of the season, the San Diego Padres are fighting for a wild card spot in the National League. They are currently 2.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Brewers. The San Diego Padres are in pursuit of making the postseason for the first time in several years after falling behind the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers.

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