The Seattle Mariners 2016 tentative regular season begins on the road at the Texas Rangers on Monday, April 4. After a three-game set in Arlington, the Mariners return to Safeco Field for the home opener on Friday, April 8, vs. the Oakland Athletics.
Major League Baseball announced the complete 2016 tentative schedule earlier today.
The opening homestand features a three-game weekend series against the A's (April 8-10) and three against the Texas Rangers (April 11-13), followed by a long trip to New York for three games against the Yankees (April 15-17), three at Cleveland against the Indians (April 19-21) and three at Anaheim against the Angels (April 22-24).
The Mariners will be home on two of the summer's major holidays - Memorial Day (May 30) vs. the San Diego Padres, and Labor Day (September 5) vs. Texas.
This season, the American League West matches up with the National League Central for interleague play. The St. Louis Cardinals come to Safeco Field for a weekend series June 24-26, followed by the Pittsburgh Pirates June 28-29. The Milwaukee Brewers will be in town the weekend of August 19-21. The annual back-to-back interleague series is against the San Diego Padres, at Safeco Field (May 30-31) and at Petco Park in San Diego (June 1-2). Mariners interleague action concludes in July on a trip that include stops in Pittsburgh for two games against the Pirates (July 26-27) and at Wrigley Field for a three-game weekend set against the Chicago Cubs (July 29-31) to close out the month.
The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees travel to Seattle in August. The Red Sox will be at Safeco Field for a four-game series (August 1-4), and the Yankees come to town for three games (August 22-24).
The month of September is heavy on matchups against all four AL West rivals, the Angels, Rangers, Astros and A's. The Toronto Blue Jays make their only appearance in Seattle (September 19-21). The season concludes with a four-game series against the A's (September 29-October 2).
The tentative Mariners schedule, with home start times, is available now on Mariners.com. The tentative complete 2016 MLB schedule of all 30 teams is now available on MLB.com.
The schedule and start times will be considered tentative until finalized in January 2016.