The Royals will play the Arizona Diamondbacks for the first time ever next season. The new interleague matchup will happen so Texas can face Houston next season. The Royals open the season April 2nd at Yankee Stadium. They’re home opener is Friday, April 6th against Minnesota. The Diamondbacks, Cardinals, and Astros will visit in interleague play, while the Royals travel to new ballparks in Milwaukee and Pittsburgh. Next year’s schedule will be unbalanced with more games within the division. The Royals will play Central division teams 19 times, instead of the 12 they played against them this year.