Red Sox

Red Sox

Finally, baseball is back.

The 2020 MLB season officially began Thursday night as the New York Yankees took on the Washington Nationals and the Los Angeles Dodgers faced off against the San Francisco Giants. The action continues Friday evening, which is when the Red Sox will open their season against the Baltimore Orioles.

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Instead of a 162-game marathon to the postseason, it'll be a 60-game sprint, with over half of the teams — 16 out of 30 — qualifying for the playoffs. 

So how do Boston and the other 29 teams stack up as they start the year with a clean slate? Here are our MLB power rankings as we step into the batter's box for the 2020 season.