Cubs-Cardinals London series expected back on in '23

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The Red Sox and Yankees squared off in London three years ago, and another one of baseball's biggest rivalries appears to be on deck.

Major League Baseball announced Monday plans to play games in London in 2023, 2024 and 2026, and the Cubs and Cardinals are "leading candidates" to play a series there next year, according to the Associated Press.

The Cardinals "continue to plan internally" to play the Cubs in London in 2023, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and MLB commissioner Rob Manfred announced a long-term partnership Monday to hold MLB events in London.

The Red Sox and Yankees played two games at London Stadium in MLB's inaugural "London Series" in 2019, the first MLB games ever played in Europe.

The Cubs and Cardinals were scheduled to play a pair of games at London in 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit and altered the MLB season.

“All aspects of the inaugural MLB games in London were an overwhelming success,” Manfred said in a statement. “It was clear that sports fans in London had a great appetite for baseball and that passion was shared by Mayor Khan as well as the business and media community.  

"We are confident in making a long-term commitment to London and are looking forward to returning to the city with more MLB games, special fan events, and other opportunities to play and watch the game.”

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