Nick Piecoro and Mark Faller discuss the Diamondbacks’ not-so-thrilling road trip in our Shot Clock video.
Diana Payan, The Republic | azcentral.com
The Diamondbacks welcome J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox April 5-7 to open their home slate in 2019, Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday as the full schedule was released.
Their season begins on the road for the first time since 2011.
On Opening Day, March 28, the Diamondbacks visit the Los Angeles Dodgers to begin a four-game series before moving on to San Diego for three against the Padres.
The Red Sox come to the Valley for just the second time; the first was in 2007, when the Red Sox took two of three.
With the NL West playing the AL East during 2019 interleague play, the Diamondbacks also host the New York Yankees (April 30-May 1), who visit Chase Field for the first time since 2016.
Their other interleague home matchups are against the Texas Rangers (April 9-10) and Baltimore Orioles (July 22-24). The team will visit the Tampa Bay Rays (May 6-8), Toronto Blue Jays (June 7-9), Rangers (July 16-17) and Yankees (July 30-31).
The Diamondbacks close the 2019 regular season at home with a three-game series vs. the Padres Sept. 27-29.
Ticket plans for the 2019 regular season are available at dbacks.com/seasontickets, by phone at (602) 462-4600 or by visiting the Chase Field ticket office.
The 2019 MLB regular season begins with an “Opening Series” between the Athletics and Mariners in Tokyo on March 20-21.
According to MLB:
The traditional Opening Day is scheduled for March 28, continuing the new scheduling format that begins the season with an additional week to allow each club three or four more off-days throughout the year. It will be the earliest Opening Day in MLB history, excluding special season openers abroad.
Opening Day will feature 10 division matchups and an interleague contest between the Rangers and Cubs, and, as in 2018, all 30 clubs are scheduled to play. Due to weather-related cancellations, 13 of the 15 Opening Day games were played as scheduled this season.
Next year’s interleague slate features the American League East vs. the National League West, the AL Central vs. the NL East, and the AL West vs. the NL Central, in addition to traditional rivalry series such as the Crosstown Classic between the Cubs and White Sox in Chicago, the Subway Series between the Yankees and Mets in New York, and the I-70 Series between the Cardinals and Royals in Missouri.
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