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Rays open 2022 season at Boston; host Cardinals, Pirates, Brewers, Marlins

The slate includes interleague road trips to face the Cubs, Reds, Brewers and Marlins and ends at the Astros.
Rays shortstop Wander Franco slides safely into second base during a victory over the Red Sox Sunday at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay will open the 2022 season at Boston.
Rays shortstop Wander Franco slides safely into second base during a victory over the Red Sox Sunday at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay will open the 2022 season at Boston. [ ARIELLE BADER | Times ]
Published Aug. 4
Updated Aug. 4

ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays will open the 2022 season March 31 at Boston and play 16 interleague games against National League Central teams.

The Rays will host three-game interleague series against the Cardinals and Pirates and two-game sets against the Brewers and cross-state rival Marlins. They will visit the Cubs and Reds for three-game series and complete home-and-home series by going to Milwaukee and Miami.

The Rays' 2022 schedule was released on Wednesday.
The Rays' 2022 schedule was released on Wednesday. [ Tampa Bay Rays ]

Other highlights:

• The Rays open on the road for the second consecutive season (after 11 straight at home) and ninth time in 25 seasons, including the second in Boston. The home opener is April 8 against Baltimore, the sixth time the Orioles have been the guests.

• The Rays make their first two road trips to cold-weather cities, facing the Red Sox and Blue Jays (who have a retractable roof stadium) March 31-April 6, then face both Chicago teams on the same trip, April 15-20.

• The Rays make only one trip to the west coast, facing the A’s, Mariners and Angels in that order from May 2-11.

• The Rays are on the road to start the season (at Boston March 31-April 3, at Toronto April 4-6); to begin play after the All-Star break (at Royals July 22-24, at Orioles July 25-28); and to end the season (at Guardians Sept. 27-29, at Astros Sept. 30-Oct. 2).

Game times will be announced at a later date.

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