Braves announce 2016 regular-season schedule

Atlanta has Interleague games vs. AL Central; Home opener April 4

PHILADELPHIA -- The Braves announced their tentative 2016 schedule and are slated to open the season by hosting the Nationals and close it against the Tigers in a three-game series that could serve as the final games ever played at Turner Field.

Opening Day will return to Atlanta when the Braves begin a two-game series against the Nationals on April 4. This first homestand will conclude with a three-game set against the Cardinals (April 8-10). The Dodgers (April 19-21), Mets (April 22-24) and Red Sox (April 25-26) will also visit Turner Field during the regular season's first month.

• Tentative 2016 Braves schedule

With the Braves set to move to SunTrust Park for the start of the 2017 season, the final games ever played at Turner Field could be contested as Atlanta concludes the 2016 regular season with a three-game series against the Tigers (Sept. 30-Oct. 2). Along with the Tigers and Red Sox, the home portion of next year's Interleague schedule will include visits from the Indians (June 27-29) and Twins (Aug. 16-17).

• 2016 Braves season tickets

The road portion of the Interleague schedule includes trips to play the Red Sox (April 27-28), Royals (May 13-15), White Sox (July 8-10) and Twins (July 26-27).

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