Royals to have earlier first-pitch times for some weekday games in 2023
Published: Jan. 9, 2023 at 12:32 PM CST
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Royals appear to be appealing to school parents for next baseball season.
For 16 midweek games, the normally-scheduled 7:10 p.m. for first pitch will be pushed to a 6:40 p.m. start. All 12 Friday home games will take place at 7:10 p.m., as well as all weeknight games in June, July and August.
Opening Day has been set for Thursday, March 30 against the Minnesota Twins. First pitch will be at 3:10 p.m.
Per new MLB rules, the schedule will break down as follows:
- 52 games vs. American League Central teams (13 games across four series vs. all four opponents)
- 64 league games vs. American League East and West teams (6-7 games vs. each opponent)
- 46 Interleague games (Four games vs. St. Louis and three games vs. all other NL teams)
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