For the first time since 2010 and just the third time in three years, the Atlanta Braves will open their season at Turner Field when the 2013 season commences.
The Braves will open the season April 1 at home versus the Philadelphia Phillies in a three-game series. They will then host the Chicago Cubs April 5-7 before heading to Miami. The Braves will also end the season with a four-game series with the Phillies from Sept. 26-29.
With the Houston Astros moving to the American League in 2013 to even the leagues at 15 teams a piece, the schedule has been jumbled somewhat. The Braves will play four two-game series on the road and have their interleague schedule more dispersed throughout the season, and there will be at least one interleague matchup every day throughout the season.
Atlanta will host its earliest interleague series ever when the Kansas City Royals come to town April 16-17 for a two-game series. The Braves will also host the Minnesota Twins (May 20-22), Toronto Blue Jays (May 29-30) and Cleveland Indians (Aug. 27-29). The Twins have never played a regular season game at Turner Field and it will be their first trip to Atlanta that counted since the 1991 World Series.
The road interleague schedule for the Braves will include their first trip to Kansas City (June 25-26), the Detroit Tigers in Comerica Park for the first time since 2004 (April 26-28), Toronto (May 27-28) and the Chicago White Sox (July 19-21).
The oddest feature on the schedule is that the Braves will play the Blue Jays in Toronto May 27-28 before flying to Atlanta to play them the next day on May 29-30.
See the Braves' entire 2013 schedule here.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, MLB