Yankees to host Cards, visit Cubs in 2017

Yankees to host Cards, visit Cubs in 2017

NEW YORK -- The Yankees will be able to turn the page from Spring Training to the regular season simply by boarding a bus, as they have been scheduled to open the 2017 campaign against the Rays at Tropicana Field on April 2.

As revealed on Wednesday by Major League Baseball, the Yankees will open on the road, also visiting Baltimore as part of a six-game trip that brings them home to host the Rays in the Yankee Stadium home opener on April 10.

2017 schedule

This season will see the Yankees face off against the National League Central in Interleague Play, with visits to play the Pirates (April 21-23), Cubs (May 5-7) and Reds (May 8-9). Yankee Stadium Interleague visitors include the Cardinals (April 14-16), Brewers (July 7-9) and Reds (July 25-26).

The storied rivalry between the Yankees and Red Sox will write its next chapters beginning with an April 25-27 visit to Fenway Park. The Yankees also head up to Beantown on July 14-16 and Aug. 18-20. Boston is scheduled to visit the Bronx on June 6-8, Aug. 11-13 and Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

New York has a seven-game West Coast road trip in mid-June, visiting the Angels (June 12-14) and the Athletics (June 15-18). The Yankees also travel west to meet the Mariners from July 20-23 as part of a 10-game trip to Boston, Minneapolis and Seattle coming out of the All-Star break.

The Subway Series with the Mets is again a four-game, home-and-home affair, to be held on Aug. 14-15 at Yankee Stadium and Aug. 16-17 at Citi Field. Game times for all contests will be announced at a later date.

Twenty-three of the Yankees' final 29 games are against American League East opponents. The Yankees conclude the 2017 regular season with a six-game homestand beginning on Sept. 26, with game No. 162 scheduled for Oct. 1 against the Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.