Next year's schedule features a return to six games against the in-state Cardinals, rather than the four of the last two years. St. Louis will come to Kansas City on May 22-24 and the Royals will visit Busch Stadium on June 12-14.
Interleague games next year will be against the National League Central. The Reds, Brewers and Pirates will visit Kauffman Stadium. The Royals will call at Milwaukee, Cincinnati and Chicago -- their first visit to historic Wrigley Field since 2001.
There will be 20 Interleague games in all.
The Yankees will make their annual visit to KC from May 15-17. The Royals call at Yankee Stadium on May 25-27, followed after an off-day by their May 29-31 series at Wrigley.
The season will end Oct. 2-4 at Minnesota.
Dick Kaegel is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.