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Coronavirus: MLB cancels Cubs-Cardinals London Series

April 1 2020 6:55 PM

Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday that the London Series scheduled for June 13-14 between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals has been cancelled
due to the coronavirus pandemic.

MLB played its first regular season games in Europe last season when the New York Yankees swept the Boston Red Sox in a two-game series from June 29-30 at London Stadium, the home of Premier League club West Ham United.

"We made the decision because it was unlikely the events would go forward, and timely cancellation allowed us to preserve important financial resources," Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a memorandum sent to MLB employees.

The league had already cancelled two other series scheduled to be played outside of the United States.

The Arizona Diamondbacks and San Diego Padres were set to play the first MLB regular season games in Mexico City from April 18-19, while the New York Mets and Miami
Marlins had a three-game series in Puerto Rico scheduled for April 28-30.

MLB opening day was due to be on March 26, but the league has said the earliest play could begin was mid-May.

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