Padres and Dodgers will play 2018 series in Monterrey, Mexico

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Major League Baseball is headed south of the border in 2018. MLB announced on Monday that the San Diego Padres will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game series in May.

“The games, which will take place May 4-6 at Estadio Monterrey, mark the first regular-season contests in Mexico since 1999,” AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reported. “San Diego is set for its third regular-season trip south of the border, while Los Angeles will be making its first. In 1996, the Padres and Mets played three games in Monterrey, the first series to be played in Mexico. Three years later, the Padres and Rockies opened the season there.”

Certainly, if baseball is looking to expand its base internationally, these two teams are good ones to have go on the road. Naturally, the locations of these two teams give each a big following among Mexican and Mexican-American fans.

This will mark MLB’s first games played outside of North America since 2014. Then, the Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks opened the season with two games in Australia, with Los Angeles claiming both games.

San Diego will be the designated “home” team for all three games.