Orioles release 2012 schedule

September 14, 2011 | Luke Jones

PRESS RELEASE, courtesy of the Orioles public relations staff

The Orioles will kick off their 20th anniversary season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with an Opening Day game on April 6, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins, 20 years to the day after the ballpark originally opened. The game is the first of a six-day season-opening homestand that will also see the New York Yankees come to Baltimore.

The Orioles will play each of their AL East rivals three times at Oriole Park. In addition to their opening homestand trip from April 9-11, the New York Yankees will make a two-game stop in Baltimore May 14-15 and play a four-game weekend series, September 6-9. The Red Sox will have three three-game series at Camden Yards – May 21-23, August 14-16 and September 28-30. The Tampa Bay Rays will make their first trip to Oriole Park the weekend of May 11-13, followed by two more three-game series July 24-26 and September 11-13. The Toronto Blue Jays will play in Baltimore April 24-26, August 24-26 and September 24-26.

In Interleague Play in 2012 the Philadelphia Phillies will make a weekend trip to Camden Yards, June 8-10, followed by a mid-week visit by the Pittsburgh Pirates, June 12-14. The Birds will also continue their rivalry with Washington in a home-and-home series against the Nationals. Baltimore will visit Nationals Park May 18-20, then host Washington in a weekend series June 22-24. The Birds will also travel to Atlanta from June 15-17 and New York from June 18-20 to face the Braves and Mets in Interleague Play.

Baltimore will host the Kansas City Royals twice, May 25-27 and August 9-12, and the Oakland A’s will also make two trips to Oriole Park, April 27-29 and July 27-29. Every other non-division AL opponent will make one trip to Camden Yards.

The Orioles will play 17 home games in August, their busiest month at Oriole Park. Overall, the Birds will play 42 of the 85 games prior to the All-Star break at Camden Yards. They have one 10-game homestand, August 6-16 against Seattle, Kansas City and Boston and two nine-game homestands, May 7-15 against Texas, Tampa Bay and New York and June 22-July 1 against Washington, Los Angeles and Cleveland.

The Orioles’ first road trip is a 10-game, three-city journey to Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles from April 13-22. The team also has a nine-game, 11-day trip from May 28-June 7 to Toronto, Tampa Bay and Boston and a nine-game, 10-day trip September 14-23 to Oakland, Seattle and Boston.

Baltimore will conclude the season on the road with a three-game series at Tampa Bay, October 1-3. The complete 2012 schedule follows, with times to be announced at a later date.

Times TBA

April
Friday 6 Minnesota Twins
Saturday 7 Minnesota Twins
Sunday 8 Minnesota Twins
Monday 9 New York Yankees
Tuesday 10 New York Yankees
Wednesday 11 New York Yankees
Thursday 12 open
Friday 13 at Toronto Blue Jays
Saturday 14 at Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday 15 at Toronto Blue Jays
Monday 16 at Chicago White Sox
Tuesday 17 at Chicago White Sox
Wednesday 18 at Chicago White Sox
Thursday 19 at Chicago White Sox
Friday 20 at Los Angeles Angels
Saturday 21 at Los Angeles Angels
Sunday 22 at Los Angeles Angels
Monday 23 open
Tuesday 24 Toronto Blue Jays
Wednesday 25 Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday 26 Toronto Blue Jays
Friday 27 Oakland Athletics
Saturday 28 Oakland Athletics
Sunday 29 Oakland Athletics
Monday 30 at New York Yankees

May
Tuesday 1 at New York Yankees
Wednesday 2 at New York Yankees
Thursday 3 open
Friday 4 at Boston Red Sox
Saturday 5 at Boston Red Sox
Sunday 6 at Boston Red Sox
Monday 7 Texas Rangers
Tuesday 8 Texas Rangers
Wednesday 9 Texas Rangers
Thursday 10 Texas Rangers
Friday 11 Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday 12 Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday 13 Tampa Bay Rays
Monday 14 New York Yankees
Tuesday 15 New York Yankees
Wednesday 16 at Kansas City Royals
Thursday 17 at Kansas City Royals
Friday 18 at Washington Nationals
Saturday 19 at Washington Nationals
Sunday 20 at Washington Nationals
Monday 21 Boston Red Sox
Tuesday 22 Boston Red Sox
Wednesday 23 Boston Red Sox
Thursday 24 open
Friday 25 Kansas City Royals
Saturday 26 Kansas City Royals
Sunday 27 Kansas City Royals
Monday 28 at Toronto Blue Jays
Tuesday 29 at Toronto Blue Jays
Wednesday 30 at Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday 31 open

June
Friday 1 at Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday 2 at Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday 3 at Tampa Bay Rays
Monday 4 open
Tuesday 5 at Boston Red Sox
Wednesday 6 at Boston Red Sox
Thursday 7 at Boston Red Sox
Friday 8 Philadelphia Phillies
Saturday 9 Philadelphia Phillies
Sunday 10 Philadelphia Phillies
Monday 11 open
Tuesday 12 Pittsburgh Pirates
Wednesday 13 Pittsburgh Pirates
Thursday 14 Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday 15 at Atlanta Braves
Saturday 16 at Atlanta Braves
Sunday 17 at Atlanta Braves
Monday 18 at New York Mets
Tuesday 19 at New York Mets
Wednesday 20 at New York Mets
Thursday 21 open
Friday 22 Washington Nationals
Saturday 23 Washington Nationals
Sunday 24 Washington Nationals
Monday 25 open
Tuesday 26 Los Angeles Angels
Wednesday 27 Los Angeles Angels
Thursday 28 Los Angeles Angels
Friday 29 Cleveland Indians
Saturday 30 Cleveland Indians

July
Sunday 1 Cleveland Indians
Monday 2 at Seattle Mariners
Tuesday 3 at Seattle Mariners
Wednesday 4 at Seattle Mariners
Thursday 5 at Los Angeles Angels
Friday 6 at Los Angeles Angels
Saturday 7 at Los Angeles Angels
Sunday 8 at Los Angeles Angels
Monday 9 ALL
Tuesday 10 STAR
Wednesday 11 BREAK
Thursday 12 open
Friday 13 Detroit Tigers
Saturday 14 Detroit Tigers
Sunday 15 Detroit Tigers
Monday 16 at Minnesota Twins
Tuesday 17 at Minnesota Twins
Wednesday 18 at Minnesota Twins
Thursday 19 at Minnesota Twins
Friday 20 at Cleveland Indians
Saturday 21 at Cleveland Indians
Sunday 22 at Cleveland Indians
Monday 23 at Cleveland Indians
Tuesday 24 Tampa Bay Rays
Wednesday 25 Tampa Bay Rays
Thursday 26 Tampa Bay Rays
Friday 27 Oakland Athletics
Saturday 28 Oakland Athletics
Sunday 29 Oakland Athletics
Monday 30 at New York Yankees
Tuesday 31 at New York Yankees

August
Wednesday 1 at New York Yankees
Thursday 2 open
Friday 3 at Tampa Bay Rays
Saturday 4 at Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday 5 at Tampa Bay Rays
Monday 6 Seattle Mariners
Tuesday 7 Seattle Mariners
Wednesday 8 Seattle Mariners
Thursday 9 Kansas City Royals
Friday 10 Kansas City Royals
Saturday 11 Kansas City Royals
Sunday 12 Kansas City Royals
Monday 13 open
Tuesday 14 Boston Red Sox
Wednesday 15 Boston Red Sox
Thursday 16 Boston Red Sox
Friday 17 at Detroit Tigers
Saturday 18 at Detroit Tigers
Sunday 19 at Detroit Tigers
Monday 20 at Texas Rangers
Tuesday 21 at Texas Rangers
Wednesday 22 at Texas Rangers
Thursday 23 open
Friday 24 Toronto Blue Jays
Saturday 25 Toronto Blue Jays
Sunday 26 Toronto Blue Jays
Monday 27 Chicago White Sox
Tuesday 28 Chicago White Sox
Wednesday 29 Chicago White Sox
Thursday 30 Chicago White Sox
Friday 31 at New York Yankees

September
Saturday 1 at New York Yankees
Sunday 2 at New York Yankees
Monday 3 at Toronto Blue Jays
Tuesday 4 at Toronto Blue Jays
Wednesday 5 at Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday 6 New York Yankees
Friday 7 New York Yankees
Saturday 8 New York Yankees
Sunday 9 New York Yankees
Monday 10 open
Tuesday 11 Tampa Bay Rays
Wednesday 12 Tampa Bay Rays
Thursday 13 Tampa Bay Rays
Friday 14 at Oakland Athletics
Saturday 15 at Oakland Athletics
Sunday 16 at Oakland Athletics
Monday 17 at Seattle Mariners
Tuesday 18 at Seattle Mariners
Wednesday 19 at Seattle Mariners
Thursday 20 open
Friday 21 at Boston Red Sox
Saturday 22 at Boston Red Sox
Sunday 23 at Boston Red Sox
Monday 24 Toronto Blue Jays
Tuesday 25 Toronto Blue Jays
Wednesday 26 Toronto Blue Jays
Thursday 27 open
Friday 28 Boston Red Sox
Saturday 29 Boston Red Sox
Sunday 30 Boston Red Sox

October
Monday 1 at Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday 2 at Tampa Bay Rays
Wednesday 3 at Tampa Bay Rays

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