The Red Sox will open next season on April 6 on the road against the Phillies, followed by a trip to play the Yankees in New York before the home opener against the Washington Nationals on Monday, April 13. It will mark the second straight year that the Sox are opening against a National League opponent.
Some details from the press release, with the schedule available below:
The club will open the season on the road for the fifth straight year. This year will be the club’s first regular season opener in Philadelphia since 1954, the last year the city had an American League franchise, the Athletics. It also marks the first time the Red Sox have ever opened a season against a National League team.
The Red Sox are scheduled to play 76 games versus their American League East rivals, 19 games each against the New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays.
The Red Sox will face the National League East Division for Interleague play. In addition to the Nationals, the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, and Miami Marlins will visit Fenway Park.
Interleague games on the road take place in Philadelphia April 6, 8, and 9, in Miami August 11 and 12, and at Citi Field versus the New York Mets the weekend of August 28-30.
The Red Sox have the most number of home games in July (16) and the fewest in April (10). The club, which completes its home season Sunday, September 27, will end the season with a weeklong road trip to play the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians. The regular season ends Sunday, October 4.
For the second straight year, Boston plays four straight games against Atlanta in two cities. The first two games of the series take place at Fenway Park on June 15-16, followed by a second pair of games at Turner Field June 17-18. For the second straight year, the Red Sox will open their home season versus a National League club. After Washington’s series (April 13-15), the Marlins visit July 7-8 and the Phillies play at Fenway Park the weekend of September 4-6.
The Red Sox play more games at Yankee Stadium and Toronto’s Rogers Center (10 each) than any other road venue. Following the first match-up in New York April 10-12, the Red Sox visit Yankee Stadium August 4-6, and September 28-October 1. They host the Yankees three times: May 1-3, July 10-12, and August 31-September 2.