Rangers to open '16 at home against Mariners

Texas to host Brewers, Pirates for Interleague Play

SEATTLE -- The Rangers will open the 2016 season at home, hosting the Mariners on Monday April 4. A three-game series with the Mariners begins the 2016 season for the Rangers according to the tentative schedule that was released by Major League Baseball on Tuesday.

In Interleague Play, the Rangers will have two-game home-and-home series with the Reds and Rockies. The Rangers will also host the Brewers (Sept. 26-28) and Pirates (May 27-29) for three-game series while traveling to play the Cubs (July 15-17) and Cardinals (June 17-19).

Rangers 2016 regular season schedule

The Yankees will be in Arlington on April 25-27 while the Red Sox visit on June 24-26. The Rangers will be in Boston on the Fourth of July.

With 15 teams in each league, Interleague Play will take place throughout the entire regular season for the fourth straight year. Clubs will again play 19 games against each division opponent (76 total games) and either six or seven contests vs. non-divisional league opponents in home-and-home series (66 total games). Each club will also play 20 Interleague games, 10 at home and 10 on the road.

The Rangers will play 19 times each against AL West opponents Houston, Los Angeles, Oakland, and Seattle.

This will mark the 25th time in 45 seasons that the Rangers have opened at home, the sixth in the last eight years. It will be the third time the Rangers have opened with the Mariners, winning at the Kingdome in 1992 and losing at Safeco Field in 2008.

T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Postcards from Elysian Fields, follow him on Twitter @Sullivan_Ranger and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.