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Major League Baseball released a tentative 2018 regular-season schedule Tuesday highlighted by a full slate of Opening Day games.
Also, March 29 is the earliest start date ever for an MLB season with the exception of games played outside the United States and Canada.
Here is a rundown of the 15 Opening Day matchups courtesy of USA Today:
Houston Astros at Texas Rangers
Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics
Cleveland Indians at Seattle Mariners
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals
Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees
Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers
Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles
Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers
Milwaukee Brewers at San Diego Padres
Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins
Washington Nationals at Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves
Another unique feature of the 2018 schedule is a regular-season end date of Sept. 30, which likely means the World Series will end in October rather than November.
Additionally, the Thursday after the All-Star Game will play host to a single game between the rival Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals.
Jane Lee of MLB.com also noted that the Oakland Athletics’ April 17 game against the Chicago White Sox will be free to fans as it’s the 50th anniversary of the team’s inaugural game at the Oakland Coliseum.
In an effort to ease the burden on players and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each team will get four more off days in 2018 in comparison to the 2017 season.