The Orioles will begin celebrating their 60th anniversary next season with a March 31 home opener against the Red Sox.
The schedule was released this afternoon, and it includes a home-and-home series against the Pirates, which I wrote here. Now, we know that the dates are April 29-30 at Camden Yards and May 20-21 in Pittsburgh.
The Orioles also will host the Blue Jays, Rays and Royals in April, the Astros, Tigers and Indians in May, the Athletics, Red Sox, Blue Jays, White Sox and Rays in June, the Rangers, Nationals, Yankees and Angels in July, the Mariners, Cardinals, Yankees, Rays and Twins in August, and the Reds, Yankees, Blue Jays and Red Sox in September.
The season concludes with games in New York Sept. 22-25 and Toronto Sept. 26-28.
The interleague schedule includes trips to Pittsburgh, Milwaukee (May 26-28), Washington (July 7-8) and Chicago (Aug. 22-24). The Orioles will visit the White Sox on Aug. 18-20 before heading across town to Wrigley Field.
The Orioles have 18 road games in May, their longest stretch away from home. They will be in Boston for Patriots Day on April 21, one year after the marathon bombings.
The All-Star break runs from July 14-17.
Game times will be announced at a later date.