Mets set for Interleague Play vs. AL East in 2015

Schedule features six-game Subway Series, season opener at Washington

Mets set for Interleague Play vs. AL East in 2015

NEW YORK -- Trips up and down the East Coast, including a rare September Subway Series against the Yankees, highlight the Mets' 2015 regular-season schedule.

With the Subway Series expanded back to six games, the Mets will host the Yankees at Citi Field from Sept. 18-20. They will also play at Yankee Stadium from April 24-26.

Other Interleague highlights include trips to Toronto (June 17-18), St. Petersburg (Aug. 7-9) and Baltimore (Aug. 18-19), as well as home games against the Orioles (May 5-6), Blue Jays (June 15-16) and Red Sox (Aug. 28-30). The Sox will be making their first ever regular-season trip to Citi Field.

The Mets open their 2015 season in Washington on April 6, sparking a 16-game stretch in which they play exclusively against their four National League East opponents. Twenty-three of the Mets' first 26 games come against the Nats, Phillies, Marlins and Braves.

The Mets travel to the West Coast twice during the regular season, flying to San Diego (June 1-3) and Phoenix (June 4-7) on one trip and Los Angeles (July 3-5) and San Francisco (July 6-8) on another. Thanks to the Mets' slate of games against the American League East, they will not log nearly as many air miles as they did this summer, when Interleague play took them to Anaheim, Seattle and Oakland, in addition to their usual West Coast travel.

Should the Mets find themselves in a pennant race in September, they'll need to overcome their division foes once again. The regular season ends with three games in Philadelphia (Sept. 29-Oct. 1), followed by three at home against the Nationals (Oct. 2-4).

Major League Baseball plans to announce specific game times in the upcoming weeks.

The Mets have also promised to bring back several popular promotions in 2015, including Free Shirt Fridays, postgame concerts, fireworks and Family Sundays.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.