Season Schedule for Major League Baseball 2021

It has been seen since 2013 that an entire case of 162 games per season is planned. The Major League Baseball 2021 schedule was announced on 9th July 2020. The Major League Baseball 2021 begins on 1st April 1 and is scheduled to end on 3rd October 2021.

The cross-border restrictions that happened consecutively for the second time due to the COVID-19 pandemic led the Toronto Blue Jays to open their innings in the United States. Later, the Canadian government permitted an exemption to allow the team to pass the border to return to Toronto, Canada.

Schedule Description

All the teams will play each other four times which comes to a total of 76 matches. Then, each team plays 6-7 games against other league opponents which sum up to 66 games. Twenty interleague games were added to the schedule. Each team in the 20 interleague games will play a series of 2-3 games (one at the home ground and one away) versus the natural rival summing up to a total of 6 games. The teams then play two two-series games, one at home and one away, totaling eight games. Then, they play the final three-game series (one home and one away, six games in total in this series.

Change In-game Rules Due to Covid-19

Major League Baseball decided on 9th February that the following temporary rule modifications for the 2020 season would be rolled over to the 2021 season:

  • In any game that goes into extra innings, a runner will be placed on second base at the start of each half-inning.
  • Two seven-inning games will be played in a doubleheader.
  • Moreover, the extended use of suspended games from the 2020 season was carried over.
  • It might be that players cannot compete due to severe weather, and it is not an official game (the trailing team has played fewer than five innings). In that case, the game will be labeled a suspended game, and resume from where it was halted rather than beginning all over again.
  • Generally, a game played after the completion of a suspended game will be seven innings if the leading team has played less than five innings during the postponement.
  • If a game is suspended after the fifth inning because it qualifies it to be a canceled game (like field issue or equipment failure, or game tied at the point of the stoppage), the game then maintains its nine-inning length.
  • In all instances, the length of a suspended game (seven or nine innings) continues the same as it was when it began.

The COVID-19 regulations from the previous season are still in place, but teams will be calmer once all their tier-one staff is completely vaccinated.

Following is the schedule for 29th September 2021.

Schedule for 29th September 2021

Washington Colorado 3:10 pm Coors Field P. Lambert 

(0-0, 4.91 ERA)

P. Espino

(5-5, 4.01 ERA)

Chi. Cubs Pittsburgh 6:35 pm PNC Park C. Overton

(0-0, 2.51 ERA)

K. Hendricks

(14-7, 4.81 ERA)

Boston Baltimore 7:05 pm Oriole Park at Camden Yards Z. Lowther

(1-2, 7.66 ERA)

N. Eovaldi

(10-9, 3.88 ERA)

N.Y. Yankees Toronto 7:07 pm Rogers Centre J. Berrios

(5-3, 3.39 ERA)

G. Cole

(16-8, 3.08 ERA)

Miami N.Y. Mets 7:10 pm Citi Field T. Megill

(3-6, 4.78 ERA)

E. Hernandez

(1-3, 4.24 ERA)

Philadelphia Atlanta 7:20 pm Truist Park M. Fried

(13-7, 3.12 ERA)

A. Nola

(9-8, 4.64 ERA)

Detroit Minnesota 7:40 pm Target Field M. Pineda

(8-8, 3.73 ERA)

C. Mize

(7-8, 3.63 ERA)

Milwaukee St. Louis 7:45 pm Busch Stadium M. Mikolas

(2-2, 4.15 ERA)

A. Houser

(9-6, 3.34 ERA)

L.A. Angels Texas 8:05 pm Globe Life Field T. Hearn

(6-5, 4.55 ERA)

J. Junk

(0-1, 3.75 ERA)

Cincinnati Chi. White Sox 8:10 pm Guaranteed Rate Field C. Rodon

(12-5, 2.47 ERA)

S. Gray

(7-8, 3.99 ERA)

Cleveland Kansas City 8:10 pm Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium D. Lynch

(4-6, 5.40 ERA)

Z. Plesac

(10-6, 4.54 ERA)

Tampa Bay Houston 8:10 pm Minute Maid Park L. Garcia

(11-7, 3.23 ERA)

L. Patino

(4-3, 4.54 ERA)

Arizona San Francisco 9:45 pm Oracle Park A. Wood

(10-4, 4.00 ERA)

M. Kelly

(7-11, 4.59 ERA)

San Diego L.A. Dodgers 10:10 pm Dodger Stadium M. Scherzer

(7-0, 1.43 ERA)

R. Weathers

(4-7, 5.01 ERA)

Oakland Seattle 10:10 pm T-Mobile Park L. Gilbert

(6-5, 4.83 ERA)

F. Montas

(13-9, 3.48 ERA)


Also, in case you plan on booking your ticket and going for the matches, make sure to check the rules and regulations for the COVID-19 pandemic, and eligibility for spectators. Stay tuned for further updates on ticket availability.

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