A look at the key dates on the Red Sox schedule:
March 28 at Seattle: Opening Night vs. Mariners at T-Mobile Park.
April 5-7 at Arizona: First interleague games of the season, vs. the Diamondbacks.
April 9 vs. Toronto: Opening Day at Fenway Park. The Red Sox raise the 2018 championship banner and hand out World Series rings.
April 16-17 at New York: First meeting with the Yankees.
April 19-May 8: 20 games in 20 days; 10 at home (Detroit, Tampa Bay, Oakland) and 10 on the road (Tampa Bay, Chicago White Sox, Baltimore).
May 17-19 vs. Houston: First ALCS rematch of the season … with another set of games the next weekend in Houston (May 24-26).
May 30-June 2 at New York: Four-game set with the Yankees at The Stadium.
June 29-30 at London: The Red Sox meet the Yankees in the first MLB games played in Europe, the inaugural series of a three-year agreement. The Red Sox will be the designated home team at London Stadium.
July 12-14 vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: The first of two World Series rematches comes at Fenway Park. Joe Kelly makes his first trip back to Boston after signing with the Dodgers as a free agent.
July 25-28 vs. New York. The Yankees make their first appearance at Fenway Park, for a four-game series.
Aug. 20-21 vs. Philadelphia: The Phillies’ prized free agent acquisition Bryce Harper is back at Fenway Park for the first time since April 2015. The six-time All-Star is just 3 for 13 lifetime at Fenway, with five strikeouts.
Aug. 23-Sept. 1: A 10-day, eight-game West Coast road trip covering 8,112.2 miles — Fenway to Petco Park (3,043.6 miles), Petco to Coors Field (1,082.1 miles), Coors to Angel Stadium (1,012.0 miles), Angel Stadium to Fenway (2,974.5 miles). It’s the most distance covered on a road trip this season (London included). Ian Kinsler, who signed with the Padres as a free agent, will face his former team Aug. 23-25 in the first series between Boston and San Diego since 2016. The games against the Rockies (Aug. 27-28) mark the Red Sox’ first trip to Colorado since June 2013.
Promotional calendar at Fenway Park:
April 11 vs. Toronto: 2018 commemorative World Series ring
April 23 vs. Detroit: Win Wall flag
April 30 vs. Oakland: Mookie Betts MVP hat
May 14 vs. Colorado: J.D. Martinez home run counter bobblehead
May 28 vs. Cleveland: 2013 commemorative World Series ring
June 11 vs. Texas: 2007 commemorative World Series ring
June 25 vs. Chicago White Sox: Alex Cora bobblehead
July 16 vs. Toronto: Mookie Betts “Time to Party” bobblehead with sound
July 30 vs. Tampa Bay: World Series champions tote bag
Aug. 6 vs. Kansas City: Brock Holt ALDS hitting for the cycle bobblehead
Aug. 20 vs. Philadelphia: 2004 commemorative World Series ring
Sept. 3 vs. Minnesota: Andrew Benintendi ALCS catch bobblehead
Sept. 17 vs. San Francisco: Nathan Eovaldi World Series bobblehead.
Jenna Ciccotelli can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.