Braves to open 2015 in Miami

Atlanta to face Mets in home opener, host Red Sox, Yanks

WASHINGTON -- The Braves will open next season in Miami and welcome both the Red Sox and Yankees to Turner Field next year. They will play each American League East club in Interleague games and close the regular season with an intriguing six-game homestand against the Nationals and Cardinals.

Per the tentative 2015 schedule that was released on Monday afternoon, the Braves will open the season against the Marlins on April 6. After playing an uninterrupted three-game set in Miami, they'll come home for an off-day before playing their April 10 home opener against the Mets.

The Rays (May 19-20) will be the first of the four AL East clubs that will visit Turner Field. The others are the Red Sox (June 17-18), Yankees (Aug. 28-30) and Blue Jays (Sept. 15-17). Adding to the interest surrounding the Yankees' visit will be Brian McCann's first return to Turner Field since he left his hometown as a free agent last winter.

The Interleague schedule also calls for the Braves to visit the Blue Jays (April 17-19), the Red Sox (June 15-16), the Orioles (July 27-29) and the Rays (Aug. 11-12). There could be some postseason intrigue involved when the Braves close out next season by hosting the Nationals (Sept. 29-Oct. 1) and the Cardinals (Oct. 2-4).

Mark Bowman is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.