Astros slated to play 14 spring home games

Astros slated to play 14 spring home games

HOUSTON -- The Astros on Friday unveiled their 2015 Spring Training schedule, which includes 14 games at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, Fla., and two exhibition games at Minute Maid Park against the American League champion Kansas City Royals.

The Astros will play a total of 30 games, including 27 in the Grapefruit League. Spring contests open at home in Kissimmee on March 5 in a matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies. That game will be one of two against the Phillies, who will also play host to the Astros in Clearwater, Fla., on March 25.

Five of the Astros' 14 games in Kissimmee will fall on weekends, including games against the New York Yankees (March 7 and 29), the Atlanta Braves (March 8), the Washington Nationals (March 15) and the Pittsburgh Pirates (March 22). The Astros' schedule also features weekday home games against the St. Louis Cardinals (March 10), Detroit Tigers (March 12 and April 1), Miami Marlins (March 27) and Toronto Blue Jays (March 30).

The Astros will play two night games in Kissimmee -- March 27 against the Marlins and March 30 against the Blue Jays. Both will begin at 5:05 p.m. CT. All other home games are scheduled for 12:05 p.m. CT.

Information regarding Spring Training season tickets is available by calling 321-697-3214. Single-game tickets will go on sale Dec. 20 and will be available online at Ticketmaster.com or at the Osceola County Stadium box office. For more information about single game Spring Training tickets, call 321-697-3200. Additional ticket information will be released in the upcoming weeks.

Brian McTaggart is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Tag's Lines. Follow @brianmctaggart on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.