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Cleveland Indians' 2020 Opening Day set for 1:10 p.m. first pitch

The Cleveland Indians will kickoff their 2020 season when they host the Detroit Tigers on March 26.

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Indians' 2020 season will get off to an earlier start than usual.

On Wednesday, Major League Baseball announced the start times for its master schedule for the 2020 season. And in doing so, it revealed that the Indians' season-opener against the Detroit Tigers on March 26 will begin at 1:10 p.m., rather than the customary 4 p.m. starts that had often accompanied Cleveland home openers.

For what it's worth, Cleveland's temperature measured in with a high of 36 degrees and a low of 31 degrees this past March 26 with the city possessing a historical average high of 50 degrees and low of 34 degrees, according to accuweather.com. Last year, the Indians held their 2019 home opener on April 1, in which Cleveland's temperature was recorded at a high of 37 degrees and a low of 30 degrees.

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Cleveland Indians' Oscar Mercado, left, celebrates with Carlos Santana after they scored on a thee-run double by Yasiel Puig off Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Cole Irvin during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Cleveland, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019.

The Indians' season opener won't be the only big event taking place in downtown Cleveland on March 26. At 7:00 p.m., the Cleveland Cavaliers will host the Los Angeles Lakers in what will mark LeBron James' only scheduled appearance in Northeast Ohio during the 2019-20 NBA season.

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