A season opener in New York against the Yankees, an early season homestand against a newcomer to the American League, and a visit to the trading partner in one of Boston’s biggest deals ever highlight the 2013 Red Sox schedule.
The Red Sox will open their 2013 season in New York against the Yankees on April 1, Major League Baseball announced Wednesday.
The MLB season kicks off the night before on March 31 with a matchup to be announced. According to The Associated Press, ESPN could move Red Sox-Yankees to the opening-night game.
The Red Sox will play their home opener on April 8 vs. the Orioles, and they will play host to the Astros, who are switching to the American League next season, April 25-28. Boston is at home for 17 of its 27 games in April.
A West Coast swing in August includes a stop in Los Angeles to face the Dodgers. The visit begins just two days before the one-year anniversary of the blockbuster trade that sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, and Nick Punto from the Red Sox to the Dodgers.
The annual Patriots Day game will be against the Rays on April 15.
Interleague games will be vs. Philadelphia May 27-28; at Philadelphia May 29-30; vs. Colorado June 25-26; vs. San Diego July 2-4; vs. Arizona Aug. 2-4; at San Francisco Aug. 19-21; at Los Angeles Dodgers Aug. 23-25; and at Colorado Sept. 24-25. Interleague games are spread throughout the season in 2013.
The Red Sox conclude the season Sept. 27-29 in Baltimore.