Sox, MLB Release 2018 Schedule
The 2017 is still going strong, but that didn’t stop Major League Baseball for announcing the dates for the season next year.
The start of the season in the MLB will be on March 29th, which will be a Thursday on the 2018 calendar. In addition to being the first day of the year, it will also feature a full slate of scheduled games in the league for the first time in 50 years.
Other notable schedule quirks include 8 out of 15 match-ups being division clashes to start the year. and a lone game coming out of the All-Star break between the Cardinals and Cubs, which will allow the other teams to enjoy a four-day break in July. The March 29th start is the earliest for the league, excluding special event games held in Japan, Australia, and other countries.
Red Sox have four three-city road trips, just like this year. They close with 24 of their last 39 at home.
— Tim Britton (@TimBritton) September 12, 2017
The Sox will play at Tropicana Field versus the Rays for four game and then have their home opener against Tampa on the following Thursday, April 5th. Sox fans won’t have to wait long for the first Yankees series as that will occur on April 10th. Boston will have inter-league games versus the NL East, including Atlanta, Washington, Philadelphia, New York, and Miami. The slate of games will end versus the New York Yankees at Fenway Park from September 28-30.