Tampa Bay Rays release 2010 schedule
"The Rays will open the 2010 season at home vs. the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, April 6, according to the Major League Baseball schedule released today. The schedule is subject to change.
The Rays have not played at home on Opening Day in five years, since they hosted the Toronto Blue Jays on April 4, 2005. The season-opening six-game homestand includes three games vs. Baltimore (April 6-8) and three games with the New York Yankees (April 9-11), the first of two weekend series the Yankees will play at Tropicana Field in 2010.
On the Interleague schedule, the Rays host the Florida Marlins (June 11-13), San Diego Padres (June 22-24) and Arizona Diamondbacks (June 25-27). They visit the Atlanta Braves on June 15-17, their first trip to Atlanta since 2001, and travel to play the Houston Astros (May 21-23) and Florida (June 18-20).
As it was in each of the last nine seasons, the 2010 major league schedule follows an unbalanced format, meaning each team will play more games against teams in their own division. The Rays will play 72 games against the four American League East opponents: 18 each against the Boston Red Sox, Yankees, Orioles and Blue Jays.
The Rays host Boston on May 24-26, July 5-7 and a weekend series, August 27-29. The Yankees visit Tropicana Field on April 9-11, July 30–August 1 and September 13-15.
Tampa Bay’s 2009 home schedule concludes with the Rays hosting the Orioles, September 27-29, followed by a four-game series at Kansas City, September 30–October 3.
While each AL East team will make three visits to Tropicana Field, all other AL teams will make one trip to Tampa Bay except for the Cleveland Indians and Seattle Mariners, who each come in for two series.
Season tickets for 2010 may be reserved by calling 888-FAN-RAYS or online at raysbaseball.com."