Yankees to open 2015 slate at home vs. Jays

Interleague Play to feature matchups vs. Mets, Nats, Marlins, Braves, Phils

Yankees to open 2015 slate at home vs. Jays

NEW YORK -- The Yankees will open the 2015 regular season at Yankee Stadium on Monday, April 6, against the Blue Jays, according to a preliminary schedule released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon.

The Bombers open the campaign with a six-game homestand that also features a weekend visit from the Red Sox from April 10-12. The first of New York's three trips to Fenway Park will be a weekend stop from May 1-3.

The Yankees will again host each American League East rival three times: Boston also visits New York from Aug. 4-6 and Sept. 28-Oct. 1. Toronto also appears in the Bronx from Aug. 7-9 and Sept. 11-13. The Orioles come in May 7-10, July 21-23 and Sept. 7-9, and the Rays visit April 27-29, July 3-5 and Sept. 4-6.

Interleague Play continues in 2015 with the Yankees and Mets renewing their Subway Series rivalry early and late. The Mets will visit the Bronx for three games April 24-26, and the Yanks head to Queens for another three games Sept. 18-20.

Also against National League clubs, the Yankees visit the Nationals for two games May 19-20, the Marlins for two games June 15-16 and the Braves for three games Aug. 28-30. Washington visits Yankee Stadium from June 9-10 and the Phillies check in for a rematch of the 2009 World Series on June 22-24.

The Yankees travel to the West Coast in May and June, beginning a four-game series with the Athletics on May 28 and checking in with the Mariners on June 1. The Yanks visit the Angels for three games beginning on June 29.

A three-game series at Fenway Park from July 10-12 leads the Yankees into the All-Star break and the July 14 Midsummer Classic, which will be played at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park.

The Yankees play 18 of their final 30 games at Yankee Stadium; the home schedule concludes with a seven-game homestand against the White Sox and the Red Sox beginning on Sept. 24. The Yanks wrap up the regular season with three games in Baltimore from Oct. 2-4.

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.