Twins, Tigers to play in Dominican Republic on March 7

Paws, the Detroit Tigers mascot, helps load equipment at Comerica Park in Detroit, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in preparation for the move to Lakeland, Fla.,...

Paws, the Detroit Tigers mascot, helps load equipment at Comerica Park in Detroit, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 in preparation for the move to Lakeland, Fla.,...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball is returning to the Dominican Republic for the first time in 20 years, with the Minnesota Twins and the Detroit Tigers playing a spring training game in Santo Domingo on March 7.

MLB has never played a regular-season game in the Dominican Republic. The last exhibition there was between Boston and Houston in 2000 at Estadio Quisqueya Juan Marichal, also the site of this year's game.

Detroit will be the home team for the game, the commissioner's office said Wednesday.

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