ROYALS 2015 SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
The Royals will open the season on Monday, April 6 vs. the Chicago White Sox. Game times will be announced at a later date.
The Royals will play 20 Interleague contests over eight series, four at home and four on the road. Kansas City will face I-70 rival, the St. Louis Cardinals, in a three-game weekend series at home from May 22-24, with a three-game visit to Busch Stadium from June 12-14.
The home Interleague schedule also includes visits from the Cincinnati Reds (May 19-20), Milwaukee Brewers (June 17-18) and Pittsburgh Pirates (July 20-22). The Royals swept three-game series in the last home meetings against Cincinnati (2009), Milwaukee (2012) and Pittsburgh (2006). KC’s road Interleague schedule includes trips to Chicago (May 29-31), Milwaukee (June 15-16) and Cincinnati (August 18-19). The series at Wrigley Field will be the first for Kansas City since 2001.
The Royals will have three holiday home games in 2015, hosting the Boston Red Sox on Father’s Day (June 21) and the Minnesota Twins on both July 4 and Labor Day (September 7). The club will be in Detroit on Mother’s Day (May 10) and in New York on Memorial Day (May 25).
The Royals’ month-by-month home game totals are: April – 10; May – 14; June – 11; July – 17; August – 14; September – 15. KC will enter the All-Star Break after a season-high 11-game homestand from July 2-12. The club has two 10-game trips, July 27-August 6 with stops in Cleveland, Toronto and Detroit, as well as September 11-20 at Baltimore, Cleveland and Detroit.
CARDINALS 2015 SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS
St. Louis opens the season in Chicago against the Cubs on Monday, April 6, and plays three games in Chicago and three in Cincinnati before making their 2015 home debut at Busch Stadium on Monday, April 13, when they begin a three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers. The club will then host division rival Cincinnati over the weekend (April 17-19) before hitting the road for series in Washington and Milwaukee. The club then returns home for an 11-game home stand – their longest of the season – against Philadelphia (April 27-30), Pittsburgh (May 1-3) and Chicago (May 4-7).
The Cardinals will open interleague play with a three-game series at Cleveland (May 12-14), before hosting Detroit during a brief three-game home stand (May 15-17). This will be the Cardinals’ first trip to Cleveland since 2009 as well as Detroit’s first visit to St. Louis since 2009. Remaining interleague series match-ups will have the Cardinals playing the Royals, Twins, and White Sox at home (June 12-14; June 15-16 and June 30-July 1, respectively) and on the road with series at Kansas City (May 22-24), Minnesota (June 17-18), and Chicago White Sox (July 21-22).
The 2015 schedule has the Cardinals at home for 16 of their 25 July games, hosting the Padres, Mets, Braves, Reds and Rockies during mid-summer series, before embarking on 10-game road trips in both August and September. The team’s final home stand, September 21-27, consists of seven potential pennant race games against Cincinnati and Milwaukee. St. Louis concludes the regular season with a six-game road trip to Pittsburgh (Sept. 28-30) and Atlanta (Oct. 2-4).
St. Louis will play 43 games at home before the All-Star break next season, which falls on July 13-16, and 38 home games after the break. The team has 10 home dates in April, 16 in May, 12 in June, 16 in July, 12 in August and 15 during September. They will play holiday home games on Memorial Day (May 25 vs. Arizona), Independence Day (July 4 vs. San Diego) and Labor Day (Sept. 7 vs. Chicago Cubs).
The 2015 home slate includes several attractive weekend series, with division match-ups against Cincinnati (April 17-19), Pittsburgh (May 1-3 & Sept. 4-6), Chicago (June 26-28) and Milwaukee (Sept. 24-27). Other weekend series of note include Detroit (May 15-17), Los Angeles Dodgers (May 29-31), Kansas City (June 12-14) and Atlanta (July 24-26).