Orioles to battle NL East in Interleague Play in '15

For fourth time in six seasons, Baltimore opens slate in St. Petersburg

Orioles to battle NL East in Interleague Play in '15

BOSTON -- The Orioles will once again have a short opening road trip to begin the 2015 season, with Baltimore slated to start the year with a three-game set against Tampa Bay. It marks the fourth time in the last six years the O's have started at Tropicana Field, where they will make the quick hour drive from their Spring Training home in Sarasota, Fla.

Baltimore opens its home slate April 10 against the Blue Jays and also host the Yankees during the first homestand. The O's complete their first turn around the American League East by traveling to Fenway Park from April 17-20, with the O's in Boston for Patriots Day for the second consecutive season.

As for Interleague Play, the Orioles will spend a week in New York, playing the Mets from May 5-6, then a four-game AL East set against the Yankees. The O's host the Phillies for two games June 15-16, then travel to Philadelphia for two games. Baltimore will also head to Miami for a three-game set against the Marlins in May.

The Braves will come to Camden Yards from July 27-29 and the Mets visit Baltimore for a two-game set Aug. 18-19. The O's-Nationals series will start July 10-12 in Baltimore before switching to Washington on Sept 21-23, a scheduling change. Traditionally the clubs play back-to-back series.

Also new is the later finish, with the O's ending the regular season with an Oct. 2-4 series against the Yankees.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, and follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.