Tigers 2014 schedule is out
If you’re a Tigers fan living on the West Coast and missed out on seeing them back in April, then 2014 is the season for you.
If you’re a Tigers fan living in Michigan and have been looking for an excuse to take a vacation on the West Coast, 2014 is your year.
If you’re a student (or a teacher) with spring break in April and think California is a cool place to hang out, then you’re going to love next year’s schedule.
The 2014 schedule is out, and it pairs Detroit with the National League West for Interleague Play. On the home side, that means a World Series rematch with the Giants Sept. 5-7 at Comerica Park, and a two-game visit from the Dodgers July 8-9. On the road side, it means the Tigers will make three trips to the West Coast next season, compared to the one trip they made this season in April.
The Tigers open at home with three against the Royals, including Opening Day on March 31, and then three with the O’s. From there, they head west for two at Dodger Stadium April 8-9, followed by three in San Diego April 11-14.
Detroit has a 10-game homestand in April against the Indians, Angels and White Sox. By contrast, there are 11 home game scheduled for all of May. The Tigers will play 17 games on the road in a 20-game stretch, with four games against Texas on Memorial Day weekend as the only home games breaking up the stretch. They’ll hit the road from there for seven games out west — four in Oakland starting on Memorial Day, then three in Seattle.
The other trip west comes in late July with three games in Arizona July 21-23, followed by a four-game set against the Angels July 24-27.
The Tigers have a pair of two-game series with the Dodgers as mentioned. They’ll also renew their home-and-home set with the Pirates — August 11-12 in Pittsburgh, then August 13-14 in Detroit. Between the timing of the series, the meaning in the standings and the way this year’s matchups with the Buccos went (two 1-0 games in extra innings), it could be a very interesting series.
Detroit will play 16 of its final 22 at home, including the final 19 games against the AL Central. The schedule closes at Comerica Park with three against the White Sox Sept. 22-24, followed by four against the Twins Sept. 25-28.