Nationals’ 2014 schedule announced

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(Ray K. Saunders/The Washington Post)

The Nationals released the 2014 schedule on Tuesday afternoon, and they are set to open the season on Monday, March 31 in New York against the Mets. The Nationals home opener is later that week, on Friday, April 4, against the Atlanta Braves for a three-game series.

The National League East is paired with the American League West for interleague play this season, so the Nationals will travel to Houston, Oakland and Seattle, while hosting the Angels and Rangers. The annual series against the Orioles, dubbed the Battle of the Beltway, shifts later in the summer. The Nationals will host the Orioles on July 7 and 8, then play in Baltimore on July 9 and 10.

The Nationals close the regular season on Sept. 28 against the Miami Marlins at Nationals Park.

The 2014 Major League Baseball season begins on March 22 with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks facing off for a two-game series in Sydney, Australia, the first-ever regular season games held there.

The Nationals’ full schedule is below, and the times of the games will be announced at a later date. Here are some highlights of the 2014 schedule:

>>> Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, two of the brightest young players in the game, are scheduled to grace the same field from April 21 to 23 in Washington.

>>> Former Nationals third base coach and current Houston Manager Bo Porter and the Astros will host the Nationals from April 29 to 30.

>>> Other interesting interleague trips: in Oakland from May 9 to 11 and in Seattle from August 29 to 31. With a trip to O.co Coliseum, the Nationals will visited all other 29 stadiums complete the full tour of major league teams, playing all other 29 opponents on the road.

>>> The first series against the Phillies: in Philadelphia from May 2 to 4.

>>> The majority of home games will be in April (17 games), August (16) and May (14), while the Nationals will be on the road throughout much of June and July; both months have only 11 home games.

DATE

DAY

OPPONENT

3/31

Monday

at New York Mets

4/1

Tuesday

*** Off Day ***

4/2

Wednesday

at New York Mets

4/3

Thursday

at New York Mets

4/4

Friday

ATLANTA BRAVES

4/5

Saturday

ATLANTA BRAVES

4/6

Sunday

ATLANTA BRAVES

4/7

Monday

*** Off Day ***

4/8

Tuesday

MIAMI MARLINS

4/9

Wednesday

MIAMI MARLINS

4/10

Thursday

MIAMI MARLINS

4/11

Friday

at Atlanta Braves

4/12

Saturday

at Atlanta Braves

4/13

Sunday

at Atlanta Braves

4/14

Monday

at Miami Marlins

4/15

Tuesday

at Miami Marlins

4/16

Wednesday

at Miami Marlins

4/17

Thursday

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

4/18

Friday

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

4/19

Saturday

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

4/20

Sunday

ST. LOUIS CARDINALS

4/21

Monday

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

4/22

Tuesday

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

4/23

Wednesday

LOS ANGELES ANGELS

4/24

Thursday

SAN DIEGO PADRES

4/25

Friday

SAN DIEGO PADRES

4/26

Saturday

SAN DIEGO PADRES

4/27

Sunday

SAN DIEGO PADRES

4/28

Monday

*** Off Day ***

4/29

Tuesday

at Houston Astros

4/30

Wednesday

at Houston Astros

5/1

Thursday

*** Off Day ***

5/2

Friday

at Philadelphia Phillies

5/3

Saturday

at Philadelphia Phillies

5/4

Sunday

at Philadelphia Phillies

5/5

Monday

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

5/6

Tuesday

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

5/7

Wednesday

LOS ANGELES DODGERS

5/8

Thursday

*** Off Day ***

5/9

Friday

at Oakland Athletics

5/10

Saturday

at Oakland Athletics

5/11

Sunday

at Oakland Athletics

5/12

Monday

at Arizona Diamondbacks

5/13

Tuesday

at Arizona Diamondbacks

5/14

Wednesday

at Arizona Diamondbacks

5/15

Thursday

*** Off Day ***

5/16

Friday

NEW YORK METS

5/17

Saturday

NEW YORK METS

5/18

Sunday

NEW YORK METS

5/19

Monday

CINCINNATI REDS

5/20

Tuesday

CINCINNATI REDS

5/21

Wednesday

CINCINNATI REDS

5/22

Thursday

at Pittsburgh Pirates

5/23

Friday

at Pittsburgh Pirates

5/24

Saturday

at Pittsburgh Pirates

5/25

Sunday

at Pittsburgh Pirates

5/26

Monday

MIAMI MARLINS

5/27

Tuesday

MIAMI MARLINS

5/28

Wednesday

MIAMI MARLINS

5/29

Thursday

*** Off Day ***

5/30

Friday

TEXAS RANGERS

5/31

Saturday

TEXAS RANGERS

6/1

Sunday

TEXAS RANGERS

6/2

Monday

*** Off Day ***

6/3

Tuesday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

6/4

Wednesday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

6/5

Thursday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

6/6

Friday

at San Diego Padres

6/7

Saturday

at San Diego Padres

6/8

Sunday

at San Diego Padres

6/9

Monday

at San Francisco Giants

6/10

Tuesday

at San Francisco Giants

6/11

Wednesday

at San Francisco Giants

6/12

Thursday

at San Francisco Giants

6/13

Friday

at St. Louis Cardinals

6/14

Saturday

at St. Louis Cardinals

6/15

Sunday

at St. Louis Cardinals

6/16

Monday

*** Off Day ***

6/17

Tuesday

HOUSTON ASTROS

6/18

Wednesday

HOUSTON ASTROS

6/19

Thursday

ATLANTA BRAVES

6/20

Friday

ATLANTA BRAVES

6/21

Saturday

ATLANTA BRAVES

6/22

Sunday

ATLANTA BRAVES

6/23

Monday

at Milwaukee Brewers

6/24

Tuesday

at Milwaukee Brewers

6/25

Wednesday

at Milwaukee Brewers

6/26

Thursday

at Chicago Cubs

6/27

Friday

at Chicago Cubs

6/28

Saturday

at Chicago Cubs

6/29

Sunday

at Chicago Cubs

6/30

Monday

COLORADO ROCKIES

7/1

Tuesday

COLORADO ROCKIES

7/2

Wednesday

COLORADO ROCKIES

7/3

Thursday

*** Off Day ***

7/4

Friday

CHICAGO CUBS

7/5

Saturday

CHICAGO CUBS

7/6

Sunday

CHICAGO CUBS

7/7

Monday

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

7/8

Tuesday

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

7/9

Wednesday

at Baltimore Orioles

7/10

Thursday

at Baltimore Orioles

7/11

Friday

at Philadelphia Phillies

7/12

Saturday

at Philadelphia Phillies

7/13

Sunday

at Philadelphia Phillies

7/14

Monday

All-Star break

7/15

Tuesday

All-Star Game, Target Field, Minneapolis, MN

7/16

Wednesday

All-Star break

7/17

Thursday

All-Star break

7/18

Friday

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

7/19

Saturday

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

7/20

Sunday

MILWAUKEE BREWERS

7/21

Monday

at Colorado Rockies

7/22

Tuesday

at Colorado Rockies

7/23

Wednesday

at Colorado Rockies

7/24

Thursday

*** Off Day ***

7/25

Friday

at Cincinnati Reds

7/26

Saturday

at Cincinnati Reds

7/27

Sunday

at Cincinnati Reds

7/28

Monday

at Miami Marlins

7/29

Tuesday

at Miami Marlins

7/30

Wednesday

at Miami Marlins

7/31

Thursday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

8/1

Friday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

8/2

Saturday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

8/3

Sunday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

8/4

Monday

*** Off Day ***

8/5

Tuesday

NEW YORK METS

8/6

Wednesday

NEW YORK METS

8/7

Thursday

NEW YORK METS

8/8

Friday

at Atlanta Braves

8/9

Saturday

at Atlanta Braves

8/10

Sunday

at Atlanta Braves

8/11

Monday

*** Off Day ***

8/12

Tuesday

at New York Mets

8/13

Wednesday

at New York Mets

8/14

Thursday

at New York Mets

8/15

Friday

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

8/16

Saturday

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

8/17

Sunday

PITTSBURGH PIRATES

8/18

Monday

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

8/19

Tuesday

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

8/20

Wednesday

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

8/21

Thursday

ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

8/22

Friday

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

8/23

Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

8/24

Sunday

SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS

8/25

Monday

at Philadelphia Phillies

8/26

Tuesday

at Philadelphia Phillies

8/27

Wednesday

at Philadelphia Phillies

8/28

Thursday

*** Off Day ***

8/29

Friday

at Seattle Mariners

8/30

Saturday

at Seattle Mariners

8/31

Sunday

at Seattle Mariners

9/1

Monday

at Los Angeles Dodgers

9/2

Tuesday

at Los Angeles Dodgers

9/3

Wednesday

at Los Angeles Dodgers

9/4

Thursday

*** Off Day ***

9/5

Friday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

9/6

Saturday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

9/7

Sunday

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

9/8

Monday

ATLANTA BRAVES

9/9

Tuesday

ATLANTA BRAVES

9/10

Wednesday

ATLANTA BRAVES

9/11

Thursday

at New York Mets

9/12

Friday

at New York Mets

9/13

Saturday

at New York Mets

9/14

Sunday

at New York Mets

9/15

Monday

at Atlanta Braves

9/16

Tuesday

at Atlanta Braves

9/17

Wednesday

at Atlanta Braves

9/18

Thursday

at Miami Marlins

9/19

Friday

at Miami Marlins

9/20

Saturday

at Miami Marlins

9/21

Sunday

at Miami Marlins

9/22

Monday

*** Off Day ***

9/23

Tuesday

NEW YORK METS

9/24

Wednesday

NEW YORK METS

9/25

Thursday

NEW YORK METS

9/26

Friday

MIAMI MARLINS

9/27

Saturday

MIAMI MARLINS

9/28

Sunday

MIAMI MARLINS

 

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