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Seattle for openers

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  September 29, 2006 03:48 PM

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The Red Sox will play their 2007 home opener on Tuesday, April 10 against the Seattle Mariners. The Old Towne Team's season begins on the road eight days earlier on Monday, April 2 in Kansas City.

The team released its 2007 schedule today and along with the following details:

All fans attending the season-ending three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park will receive a copy of the Red Sox 2007 Preliminary Schedule.

The Red Sox will play a total of 73 games with their A.L. East Division rivals, 19 with Tampa Bay and 18 each with Baltimore, New York, and Toronto. The Sox and Yankees have three weekend series at Fenway Park, April 20-22; July 1-3; and September 14-16. Boston travels to Yankee Stadium for a weekend series, April 27-29 and a pair of mid-week series, May 21-23 and August 28-30.

After opening the season with a six-game roadtrip to Kansas City and Texas, Boston’s first homestand runs from April 10-16 and features three games with the Mariners and four contests with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Red Sox’ longest homestand of 2007 takes place just after the All-Star break, when the club is home for 11 straight days from July 12-22. In that span Boston hosts Toronto for four games, Kansas City for three contests, and the Chicago White Sox for four. The Red Sox end the regular season at home, facing Oakland (2) and Minnesota (4), September 25-30.

Boston will have 18 games versus National League opponents, including home and home three-game series with the Atlanta Braves, May 18-20 at Fenway Park and June 18-20 at Turner Field. The Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants come to Boston for three games each from June 12-17. It will be the Giants’ first trip ever to Fenway Park. The Red Sox travel to Arizona for the first time to take on the Diamondbacks, June 8-10 and also visit San Diego, June 22-24.

The Red Sox are home on Mothers Day Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fathers Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day in 2007.

The Red Sox will announce game times for 2007 at a later date.

RED SOX 2007 SCHEDULE BY OPPONENTS BREAKDOWN

Team                                      Home                     Road
Baltimore Orioles                      9                            9
Chicago White Sox                   4                            4
Cleveland Indians                     3                             4
Detroit Tigers                            4                            3
Kansas City Royals                   3                            3
Los Angeles Angels                  7                            3
Minnesota Twins                       4                            3
New York Yankees                  9                            9
Oakland A’s                              4                           3
Seattle Mariners                        3                            6
Tampa Bay Devil Rays             10                           9
Texas Rangers                           4                           6
Toronto Blue Jays                     9                            9       
Interleague Games
Arizona Diamondbacks            0                            3
Atlanta Braves                          3                            3
Colorado Rockies                     3                            0
San Diego Padres                      0                           3
San Francisco Giants                3                             0

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