Tigers open, close 2016 schedule at NL parks

For the first time in their history, the Tigers will both open and close their season with Interleague Play. Major League Baseball on Tuesday released its 2016 schedule, with the Tigers on the road at Miami for Opening Day and at Atlanta at season’s end for what is expected to be the final regular-season game at Turner Field.

The Tigers’ schedule also includes a home-and-home Interleague series with the Pirates April 11-14, starting in Detroit and ending in Pittsburgh, a three-game series against a Nationals May 9-11 as part of Washington-Baltimore road trip, and home series against the Phillies May 23-25, the Marlins June 28-29, and the Mets Aug. 5-7.

In essence, the Tigers and Marlins have a home-and-home series with the two-game series split up 2 ½ months apart. Detroit gets to stay in Florida at the end of Spring Training and travel from Lakeland to Miami, where they’ll open the season on Tuesday, April 5 — one day after the traditional Opening Day.

The Tigers play a two-game set at Marlins Park before getting another off-day. Their home opener is scheduled for Friday, April 8 against the Yankees in a 1:08 p.m. ET start, opening a five-game homestand that includes the Pirates. From there, the Tigers hit the road to Pittsburgh, Houston and Kansas City for what’s shaping up as an eight-game road trip against three postseason teams, closing with a three-game series against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium April 19-21.

The Tigers and Royals are scheduled to play just seven games before the All-Star break, all in Kansas City, including a four-game series June 16-19 at the end of a 10-game, three-city trip. Detroit finally welcomes the Royals to town coming out of the All-Star break July 15-17, then brings them to town again Aug. 15-17. They’ll meet six times in the final month, Sept. 2-4 in Kansas City, then Sept. 23-25 at Comerica Park.

The Tigers close their home schedule with a four-game series against the Indians Sept. 26-29. From there, they’ll head to Atlanta, where they’ll close the regular season with three games against the Braves at the soon-to-be-vacated Turner Field. It’ll be the second time in four years that the Tigers have closed the regular season in a National League park; they finished the 2013 schedule against the Marlins in Miami, culminating in a Henderson Alvarez no-hitter.

The Boston Red Sox, under new president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski, will make their annual trip to Comerica Park Aug. 18-21.

The Tigers will have schedules available at Comerica Park beginning Sept. 21. The first 10,000 fans through the gates on Saturday, Sept. 26 for the Tigers-Twins game will receive a free 2016 magnet schedule.

April 2016
April 5 @ MIA
April 6 @ MIA
April 8 vs. NYY @ 1:08 p.m.
April 9 vs. NYY @ 1:08 p.m.
April 10 vs. NYY @ 1:08 p.m.
April 11 vs. PIT @ 1:08 p.m.
April 12 vs. PIT @ 1:08 p.m.
April 13 @ PIT
April 14 @ PIT
April 15 @ HOU
April 16 @ HOU
April 17 @ HOU
April 19 @ KC
April 20 @ KC
April 21 @ KC
April 22 vs. CLE @ 7:08 p.m.
April 23 vs. CLE @ 1:08 p.m.
April 24 vs. CLE @ 1:08 p.m.
April 25 vs. OAK @ 7:08 p.m.
April 26 vs. OAK @ 7:08 p.m.
April 27 vs. OAK @ 7:08 p.m.
April 28 vs. OAK @ 1:08 p.m.
April 29 @ MIN
April 30 @ MIN

May 2016
May 1 @ MIN
May 3 @ CLE
May 4 @ CLE
May 5 @ CLE
May 6 vs. TEX @ 7:08 p.m.
May 7 vs. TEX @ 1:08 p.m.
May 8 vs. TEX @ 1:08 p.m.
May 9 @ WSH
May 10 @ WSH
May 11 @ WSH
May 12 @ BAL
May 13 @ BAL
May 14 @ BAL
May 15 @ BAL
May 16 vs. MIN @ 7:08 p.m.
May 17 vs. MIN @ 7:08 p.m.
May 18 vs. MIN @ 1:08 p.m.
May 20 vs. TB @ 7:08 p.m.
May 21 vs. TB @ TBA
May 22 vs. TB @ 1:08 p.m.
May 23 vs. PHI @ 7:08 p.m.
May 24 vs. PHI @ 7:08 p.m.
May 25 vs. PHI @ 1:08 p.m.
May 27 @ OAK
May 28 @ OAK
May 29 @ OAK
May 30 @ LAA
May 31 @ LAA

June 2016
June 1 @ LAA
June 3 vs. CWS @ 7:08 p.m.
June 4 vs. CWS @ TBA
June 5 vs. CWS @ 1:08 p.m.
June 6 vs. TOR @ 7:08 p.m.
June 7 vs. TOR @ 7:08 p.m.
June 8 vs. TOR @ 1:08 p.m.
June 10 @ NYY
June 11 @ NYY
June 12 @ NYY
June 13 @ CWS
June 14 @ CWS
June 15 @ CWS
June 16 @ KC
June 17 @ KC
June 18 @ KC
June 19 @ KC
June 20 vs. SEA @ 7:08 p.m.
June 21 vs. SEA @ 7:08 p.m.
June 22 vs. SEA @ 7:08 p.m.
June 23 vs. SEA @ 1:08 p.m.
June 24 vs. CLE @ 7:08 p.m.
June 25 vs. CLE @ TBA
June 26 vs. CLE @ 1:08 p.m.
June 28 vs. MIA @ 7:08 p.m.
June 29 vs. MIA @ 1:08 p.m.
June 30 @ TB

July 2016
July 1 @ TB
July 2 @ TB
July 3 @ TB
July 4 @ CLE
July 5 @ CLE
July 6 @ CLE
July 7 @ TOR
July 8 @ TOR
July 9 @ TOR
July 10 @ TOR
July 15 vs. KC @ 7:08 p.m.
July 16 vs. KC @ 7:08 p.m.
July 17 vs. KC @ 1:08 p.m.
July 18 vs. MIN @ 7:08 p.m.
July 19 vs. MIN @ 7:08 p.m.
July 20 vs. MIN @ 1:08 p.m.
July 21 @ CWS
July 22 @ CWS
July 23 @ CWS
July 24 @ CWS
July 25 @ BOS
July 26 @ BOS
July 27 @ BOS
July 29 vs. HOU @ 7:08 p.m.
July 30 vs. HOU @ 7:08 p.m.
July 31 vs. HOU @ 1:08 p.m.

August 2016
August 2 vs. CWS @ 7:08 p.m.
August 3 vs. CWS @ 7:08 p.m.
August 4 vs. CWS @ 1:08 p.m.
August 5 vs. NYM @ 7:08 p.m.
August 6 vs. NYM @ 7:08 p.m.
August 7 vs. NYM @ 1:08 p.m.
August 8 @ SEA
August 9 @ SEA
August 10 @ SEA
August 12 @ TEX
August 13 @ TEX
August 14 @ TEX
August 15 vs. KC @ 7:08 p.m.
August 16 vs. KC @ 7:08 p.m.
August 17 vs. KC @ 7:08 p.m.
August 18 vs. BOS @ 1:08 p.m.
August 19 vs. BOS @ 7:08 p.m.
August 20 vs. BOS @ 7:08 p.m.
August 21 vs. BOS @ 1:08 p.m.
August 23 @ MIN
August 24 @ MIN
August 25 @ MIN
August 26 vs. LAA @ 7:08 p.m.
August 27 vs. LAA @ 7:08 p.m.
August 28 vs. LAA @ 1:08 p.m.
August 29 vs. CWS @ 7:08 p.m.
August 30 vs. CWS @ 7:08 p.m.
August 31 vs. CWS @ 1:08 p.m.

September/October 2016
September 2 @ KC
September 3 @ KC
September 4 @ KC
September 5 @ CWS
September 6 @ CWS
September 7 @ CWS
September 9 vs. BAL @ 7:08 p.m.
September 10 vs. BAL @ 7:08 p.m.
September 11 vs. BAL @ 1:08 p.m.
September 12 vs. MIN @ 7:08 p.m.
September 13 vs. MIN @ 7:08 p.m.
September 14 vs. MIN @ 7:08 p.m.
September 15 vs. MIN @ 1:08 p.m.
September 16 @ CLE
September 17 @ CLE
September 18 @ CLE
September 20 @ MIN
September 21 @ MIN
September 22 @ MIN
September 23 vs. KC @ 7:08 p.m.
September 24 vs. KC @ 7:08 p.m.
September 25 vs. KC @ 1:08 p.m.
September 26 vs. CLE @ 7:08 p.m.
September 27 vs. CLE @ 7:08 p.m.
September 28 vs. CLE @ 7:08 p.m.
September 29 vs. CLE @ 1:08 p.m.
September 30 @ ATL
October 1 @ ATL
October 2 @ ATL

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Braves like Fla two years ago. By then, they should are out or in the postseason. it does not matter that much
Since September is the month to play Divisional rivals there is no other arrangement for the Dvisional Games
They avoided most of the strong NL Central and play the rebuilding, they dont plan to contend until 2017 or beyond, Braves

Hopefully they close the post-season schedule in an NL park also.

Was hoping to take a trip to Philly to see the Tigers. Nice place to visit. Not happening.

Gose cf, Kinsler 2b, Cabrera 1b, Martinez rf, Castellanos dh, McCann c, Machado ss, Romine 3b, Davis lf

Jason Aug 29
“Fulmer has to be added to 40-man roster to protect from Rule 5 Draft. “He’s a guy that would be added, I think, this winter,” Ausmus said.”

Not called up:
“The one consideration I can think of is innings workload, two years after Tommy John surgery” Jason too

I’m wondering what is the worth of an official team photo when there’s so much roster turnover these days.
And Cespedes just got a little a further away from signing with Detroit this winter, as I expected.

Thanks LT

Yeah Rich, they are thinking $130-175MM type contract and removed the 5-day window for exclusive negotiations. He gone.

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