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Milwaukee Brewers to lead off ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball 2020 schedule against Cubs

Brewers-Cubs will be the first Sunday Night broadcast of the season.

MLB: Miller Park Milwaukee Journal Sentinel-USA TODAY NETWORK

Coming off back-to-back playoff appearances, the Brewers hype has been building. With Christian Yelich starring on the team, attention has focused more on the Brewers in recent years. That attention is going to continue into 2020, as the Brewers will get the first game of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball for the season.

Considering that the opponent is the Cubs, it’s no wonder that the Brewers will get more attention in the first weekend of the season. The Brewers and Cubs have been battling each other the past two years for position in the division, with the biggest of those matchups being the 2018 NL Central Tiebreaker Game. An early season matchup will allow these teams to fight for early position in the division, as well as feature the new uniforms that the Brewers introduced earlier this week.

The Milwaukee Brewers will open their 2020 season at home on March 26 against the Cubs. After a rare off-day following the home opener, the Brewers will finish up the weekend series with a Saturday night game, followed by the Sunday night game to finish up the weekend series.

Though this is the only telecast that the Brewers are in for ESPN’s opening weekend, they should factor into the national TV schedule quite a bit in 2020. The remainder of the early season national TV schedule should come out later this winter, and the Brewers should be on it at least a few more times.