Rays anticipate returning home for weekend series vs Red Sox

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2017

"Everything right now points to us going there", Red Sox manager John Farrell said.

As the Red Sox ramp up for the stretch run toward a 2017 playoff berth, Major League Baseball today released the 2018 schedule. Every team will hit the field before the calendar flips to April, with Opening Day across the league on Thursday, March 29.

Following the four-game set with the Rays, the Sox then travel to Miami for a quick two-game series before heading home for the first time in 2018 to take on the Rays in their home opener on April 5.

Hurricane Irma caused a three-game series been the Rays and the Yankees starting Monday to be moved from St. Petersburg, Florida, to Citi Field, the home of the New York Mets.

In addition, the Sox will play each of those teams on the road, as well as a July 2-4 series in Washington DC against the Nationals.

Rays players met Tuesday before a designated home game at Citi Field in NY and voted to travel back to the Tampa area after Wednesday's game against the Yankees to check on the status of their houses and belongings in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. They'll be in the nation's capital on Independence Day, and make their first trip to Atlanta's new SunTrust Park in early September.

The Red Sox's interleague games all will be against NL East teams. The rivals will close the season with three games at Fenway Park starting September 28. The final day of the regular season is set for September 30.

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