MEXICO CITY -- The mayor of Mexico City says Major League Baseball will return to the city in March for a two-game series between the Houston Astros and the San Diego Padres.
MLB hasn't been played in Mexico's capital since March 2004, when the Astros faced the Marlins in a two-game preseason series.
Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera announced Wednesday that it would return after a 12-year hiatus.
The series will be played on March 26-27 at Fray Nano stadium, a venue with a capacity of about 5,000 that serves as home of the Red Devils of the Mexican league.
Last year, Mexico hosted an exhibition game on March 29, when the Arizona Diamondbacks played against the Colorado Rockies in Hermosillo, Sonora.