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St. Louis Cardinals

MLB schedule: Mets-KC open Sunday, Pirates-Miami in San Juan

The champion Kansas City Royals will host the New York Mets in a World Series rematch when the 2016 Major League Baseball season starts in April with three Sunday openers. Next year's schedule also includes two games in Puerto Rico between Pittsburgh and Miami.

MLB made the announcement Thursday. The St. Louis Cardinals will visit Pittsburgh in the first game of the year.

The Pirates and Marlins will play May 30-31 in San Juan. They will celebrate Roberto Clemente Day, a league-wide tribute honoring the late Pirates Hall of Famer who was born and raised on the island.

The matchup at Hiram Bithorn Stadium will count as Marlins' home games. They will be MLB's first...