White Sox announce 2018 schedule

Chicago opens slate March 29 in Kansas City; home opener set for April 5 vs. Detroit

White Sox announce 2018 schedule

The White Sox will burst right into American League Central play in 2018 when they open the season against the Royals on March 29 at Kauffman Stadium.

White Sox 2018 schedule

Following a three-game series in Kansas City, the South Siders will move on to Toronto for three before prepping for the home opener on April 5 vs. the Tigers.

The White Sox will get a heavy dose of National League Central competition in 2018. They will play the Cubs at Wrigley Field from May 11-13, and they will host the Cubs from Sept. 21-23.

The White Sox will play in St. Louis from May 1-2, and they will host the Cardinals from July 10-11. Other NL Central clubs coming to Guaranteed Rate Field include the Pirates from May 8-9 and the Brewers from June 1-3.

Manager Rick Renteria is excited about the White Sox in 2018.

"I don't know it's the schedule in and of itself," Renteria said. "It's that a lot of the guys in the room now are going to be part of it moving forward."

Robert Falkoff is a contributor to MLB.com based in Kansas City and covered the White Sox on Tuesday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.