Cleveland Indians announce 2018 schedule; home opener set for April 6 vs. Royals

Season opener on March 29 against the Seattle Mariners

2018 interleague opponents include Brewers, Cardinals, Cubs, Pirates, Reds

The Cleveland Indians on Tuesday announced the club's 2018 season schedule, its 118th as a charter member of the American League.

The Tribe opens the season on the road on March 29 against the Seattle Mariners, while the club's Home Opener is set for Friday, April 6 vs. the Kansas City Royals. The home opener begins a 10-game homestand that includes a three-game series against the Royals (April 6-8), a four-game series against the Detroit Tigers (April 9-12) and a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays (April 13-15).

After the first homestand, the team will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, to play a two-game set against the Minnesota Twins (April 17-18).

The 2018 season features six big summer weekends with the Tribe at home, including a 10-game homestand before the All-Star break:

  • June 15- 17 vs. Minnesota Twins
  • June 22-24 vs. Detroit Tigers
  • July 6-8 vs. Oakland A's
  • July 13-15 vs. New York Yankees
  • Aug. 3-5 vs. Los Angeles Angels
  • Aug. 17-19 vs. Baltimore Orioles

Home interleague opponents in 2018 include the Chicago Cubs (April 24-25), Milwaukee Brewers (June 5-6), Cincinnati Reds (July 9-11) and Pittsburgh Pirates (July 23-25). The Indians also will play interleague road games against the Milwaukee Brewers (May 8-9), the Cubs (May 22-23), the St. Louis Cardinals (June 25-27) and the Reds (Aug. 13-15).

Other 2018 schedule notes:

  • Monthly home/road breakdown:
    • March: (2 road)
    • April: (17 home/10 road)
    • May: (12 home/14 road)
    • June: (11 home/15 road)
    • July: (13 home/12 road)
    • August: (14 home/14 road)
    • September: (14 home/14 road)
  • The Tribe has two 10-game homestands:
    • April 6-15 (vs. Royals, Tigers, Blue Jays)
    • July 6-15 (vs. A's, Reds, Yankees)
  • Longest road trip is 9-games:
    • June 25-July 4 (at Cardinals, A's, Royals)
  • 13 of final 16 games against AL Central foes

2018 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

MARCH              
March 29 @ Seattle
March 31 @ Seattle

APRIL
April 1 @ Seattle
April 2 @ Los Angeles-AL
April 3 @ Los Angeles-AL
April 4 @ Los Angeles-AL
April 6 v Kansas City
April 7 v Kansas City
April 8 v Kansas City
April 9 v Detroit
April 10 v Detroit
April 11 v Detroit
April 12 v Detroit
April 13 v Toronto
April 14 v Toronto
April 15 v Toronto
April 17 @ Minnesota (San Juan)
April 18 @ Minnesota (San Juan)
April 20 @ Baltimore
April 21 @ Baltimore
April 22 @ Baltimore
April 23 @ Baltimore
April 24 v Chicago-NL
April 25 v Chicago-NL
April 26 v Seattle
April 27 v Seattle
April 28 v Seattle
April 29 v Seattle
April 30 v Texas

MAY
May 1 v Texas
May 2 v Texas
May 4 @ New York-AL
May 5 @ New York-AL
May 6 @ New York-AL
May 8 @ Milwaukee
May 9 @ Milwaukee
May 11 v Kansas City
May 12 v Kansas City
May 13 v Kansas City
May 14 @ Detroit
May 15 @ Detroit
May 16 @ Detroit
May 18 @ Houston
May 19 @ Houston
May 20 @ Houston
May 22 @ Chicago-NL
May 23 @ Chicago-NL
May 24 v Houston
May 25 v Houston
May 26 v Houston
May 27 v Houston
May 28 v Chicago-AL
May 29 v Chicago-AL
May 30 v Chicago-AL
May 31 @ Minnesota

JUNE
June 1 @ Minnesota
June 2 @ Minnesota
June 3 @ Minnesota
June 5 v Milwaukee
June 6 v Milwaukee
June 8 @ Detroit
June 9 @ Detroit
June 10 @ Detroit
June 11 @ Chicago-AL
June 12 @ Chicago-AL
June 13 @ Chicago-AL
June 14 @ Chicago-AL
June 15 v Minnesota
June 16 v Minnesota
June 17 v Minnesota
June 18 v Chicago-AL
June 19 v Chicago-AL
June 20 v Chicago-AL
June 22 v Detroit
June 23 v Detroit
June 24 v Detroit
June 25 @ St. Louis
June 26 @ St. Louis
June 27 @ St. Louis
June 29 @ Oakland
June 30 @ Oakland

JULY
July 1 @ Oakland
July 2 @ Kansas City
July 3 @ Kansas City
July 4 @ Kansas City
July 6 v Oakland
July 7 v Oakland
July 8 v Oakland
July 9 v Cincinnati
July 10 v Cincinnati
July 11 v Cincinnati
July 12 v New York-AL
July 13 v New York-AL
July 14 v New York-AL
July 15 v New York-AL
July 16-July 18 - MLB All-Star Break
July 20 @ Texas
July 21 @ Texas
July 22 @ Texas
July 23 v Pittsburgh
July 24 v Pittsburgh
July 25 v Pittsburgh
July 27 @ Detroit
July 28 @ Detroit
July 29 @ Detroit
July 30 @ Minnesota
July 31 @ Minnesota

AUGUST
August 1 @ Minnesota
August 3 v Los Angeles-AL
August 4 v Los Angeles-AL
August 5 v Los Angeles-AL
August 6 v Minnesota
August 7 v Minnesota
August 8 v Minnesota
August 9 v Minnesota
August 10 @ Chicago-AL
August 11 @ Chicago-AL
August 12 @ Chicago-AL
August 13 @ Cincinnati
August 14 @ Cincinnati
August 15 @ Cincinnati
August 17 v Baltimore
August 18 v Baltimore
August 19 v Baltimore
August 20 @ Boston
August 21 @ Boston
August 22 @ Boston
August 23 @ Boston
August 24 @ Kansas City
August 25 @ Kansas City
August 26 @ Kansas City
August 28 v Minnesota
August 29 v Minnesota
August 30 v Minnesota
August 31 v Tampa Bay

SEPTEMBER

September 1 v Tampa Bay
September 2 v Tampa Bay
September 3 v Kansas City
September 4 v Kansas City
September 5 v Kansas City
September 6 @ Toronto
September 7 @ Toronto
September 8 @ Toronto
September 9 @ Toronto
September 10 @ Tampa Bay
September 11 @ Tampa Bay
September 12 @ Tampa Bay
September 14 v Detroit
September 15 v Detroit
September 16 v Detroit
September 18 v Chicago-AL
September 19 v Chicago-AL
September 20 v Chicago-AL
September 21 v Boston
September 22 v Boston
September 23 v Boston
September 24 @ Chicago-AL
September 25 @ Chicago-AL
September 26 @ Chicago-AL
September 27 @ Kansas City
September 28 @ Kansas City
September 29 @ Kansas City
September 30 @ Kansas City

 

Dates subject to change.