D-backs to open 2015 at home

Arizona to host Giants starting April 6, then LA

D-backs to open 2015 at home

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- A year after starting the season against the Dodgers in Australia, the D-backs will begin their 2015 campaign at home against the Giants on April 6 at 6:40 p.m., playing a three-game series against them before facing the Dodgers to wrap up a six-game homestand.

Major League Baseball announced the 2015 schedule on Monday, and the D-backs will also be at home for several holidays, including Mother's Day (May 10), Father's Day (June 21), the Fourth of July and Labor Day (Sept. 7).

If the D-backs improve and compete for a National League West division title, September and October will prove crucial, as the D-backs play 24 of their final 30 games against NL West teams.

As part of Interleague Play, the D-backs will host the Rangers (April 21-22), Angels (June 17-18), A's (Aug. 28-30) and Astros (Oct. 2-4). In addition, they will play two games in Anaheim (June 15-16), two at Texas (July 7-8), a three-game series in Seattle (July 27-29) and three in Houston (July 31-Aug. 2).

Adam Lichtenstein is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.