Twins, July 4 against Brewers and series vs. Dodgers highlight Nats' June, July home games

June and July are the heart of baseball season, as the weather is really optimal. A lot of memories of baseball games gone by are from those summer games and the Nationals have another great summertime schedule.

The Mets arrive for three games from June 4-6, all at 7:05 p.m. The first weekend series of June will be the arrival of Denard Span's former team, the Twins, June 7-9. The game on Saturday, June 8, is a 4:05 p.m. start.

After a road trip to Denver, Cleveland and Philadelphia, the Nationals come home for a seven-game homestand over eight days beginning Thursday, June 20 against the Colorado Rockies. The four-game set includes a special 12:05 p.m. start on Saturday, June 22.

After a day off, the Arizona Diamondbacks venture to Nationals Park for midweek match-up from June 25-27. The final game of the series is Thursday, June 27 at 4:05 p.m. against the D-backs.

In July, the Nationals begin at home with a seven-game homestand from July 1-7, including four games against the Brewers three against the San Diego Padres.

The Brewers game on July 4 is a 11:05 a.m. start on Independence Day. The Padres are in Friday through Sunday, and again the Saturday, July 6 match-up begins at 4:05 p.m.

The Nationals then wrap up the first half of the season with a daunting seven-game roadie at Philadelphia for four games and at Miami for three.

Then, following the All-Star break, the Nationals will be home for a 10-game homestand that span two weekends, with Saturday home games against the Dodgers and Mets. The Dodgers are in from July 19-21, including a rare 7:05 p.m. Saturday night tilt, followed by four games from July 22-25 against the Pirates (offering a getaway day 12:35 p.m. first pitch Thursday), and ending with three games against the Mets. The Saturday, July 27 game is a 3:05 p.m. first pitch against the Mets.

The month ends in Detroit against the Tigers July 30-July 31, then it's off to Milwaukee to begin August.

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