The Orioles announced Wednesday that they will open the 2017 season at Oriole Park against the Toronto Blue Jays as part of a five-game homestand beginning with Opening Day on Monday, April 3. The Orioles will continue the first homestand of the season with a three-game series against the New York Yankees, April 7-9.
The Orioles will again host each American League East divisional opponent for three series throughout the season. The Boston Red Sox will play a total of 10 games in Baltimore, April 21-23, June 1-4, and September 18-20. The Tampa Bay Rays will visit Camden Yards for 10 games, April 24-26, June 30-July 2, and September 21-24. The Orioles will also host the Yankees, May 29-31, and September 4-6. The Blue Jays will also travel to Baltimore, May 19-21, and August 31-September 3.
The 2017 Interleague slate features visits to Baltimore by the Washington Nationals (May 8-9) and Pittsburgh Pirates (June 6-7). The St. Louis Cardinals (June 16-18) and Chicago Cubs (July 14-16) will also visit Camden Yards for summertime weekend series. The Orioles’ road schedule against National League opponents will include visits to the Cincinnati Reds (April 18-20), as well as a series in Washington to play the Nationals (May 10-11), Milwaukee Brewers (July 3-5), and Pirates (September 26-27) as part of Interleague Play.
Baltimore will host the rest of the AL once: Chicago White Sox (May 5-7), Minnesota Twins (May 22-24), Cleveland Indians (June 19-22), Texas Rangers (July 17-20), Houston Astros (July 21-23), Kansas City Royals (July 31-August 2), Detroit Tigers (August 3-6), Los Angeles Angels (August 18-20), Oakland Athletics (August 21-23), and Seattle Mariners (August 28-30).
The Orioles home schedule will also consist of three games played on national holidays including Memorial Day (May 29 vs. New York–AL), Father’s Day (June 18 vs. St. Louis), and Labor Day (September 4 vs. New York–AL).
The Orioles will play 16 home games in August, their busiest month at Oriole Park. Overall, the Birds will play just 41 of the 88 games prior to the All-Star break (July 10-13) at home. The Orioles will play a pair of 10-game homestands; July 14-23 (Chicago–NL, Texas, and Houston) and August 28-September 6 (Seattle, Toronto, and New York–AL) before finishing the home portion of their schedule with a seven-game homestand, September 18-24 (Boston and Tampa Bay).
The Orioles will play 15 of the final 22 games of the season on the road. Baltimore will also travel for a nine-game road trip, April 11-20 (at Boston, Toronto, and Cincinnati) and two 10-game road trips; August 7-16 (at Los Angeles–AL, Oakland, and Seattle) and September 8-17 (at Cleveland, Toronto, and New York–AL). The Orioles will finish the regular season with a five-game road trip to Pittsburgh (September 26-27) and Tampa Bay (September 29-October 1).
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