Orioles announce 2016 schedule

The Orioles will open the 2016 season in Baltimore, as the full yearly slate of games was officially released on Tuesday afternoon.

Baltimore will play against the Minnesota Twins as part of a six-game homestand beginning with Opening Day on Monday, April 4. Following that, they will host the Rays for a three-game set.

The Interleague schedule is with the National League West and the O’s will travel to the West Coast for a visit to the Padres (June 28-29), San Francisco Giants (August 12-14), and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium (July 4-6) as well as their yearly Beltway Series with the Nationals (August 24-25).

Baltimore will host the Padres (June 21-22), Colorado Rockies (July 25-27), Nationals (August 22-23), and Arizona Diamondbacks (September 23-25) to complete Interleague play.

The Orioles will again host each American League East divisional opponent for three series throughout the season. The Boston Red Sox will play a total of 10 games in Baltimore, May 30-June 2, August 16-17, and September 19-22. The Rays will be April 8-10, June 24-26, and September 15-18. The New York Yankees will come to town May 3-5, June 3-5, and September 2-4, while the Blue Jays will travel to Baltimore, April 19-21, June 17-19, and August 29-31.

The Orioles home schedule also includes games on Mother’s Day (May 8 vs. Oakland), Memorial Day (May 30 vs. Boston), and Father’s Day (June 19 vs. Toronto).

May and June are the busiest months at Camden Yards, with 16 home game in each. The Orioles will play a pair of 10-game homestands; April 28-May 8 (Chicago-AL, New York-AL, and Oakland) and May 30-June 8 (Boston, New York-AL, and Kansas City) before finishing the home portion of their schedule with an 11-game homestand, September 15-25 (Tampa Bay, Boston, and Arizona).

Sixteen of the O’s 25 games in July will be on the road. The Os have a 10-game road trip, August 5-14 (at Chicago, Oakland, and San Francisco) and three nine-game road trips; May 20-29 (at Los Angeles-AL, Houston, and Cleveland), June 28-July 6 (at San Diego, Seattle, and Los Angeles-NL), and September 5-14 (at Tampa Bay).

They will wrap up their regular season with a six-game road trip to Toronto (September 27-29) and New York (September 30-October 2).

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