The Red Sox, in accordance with Major League Baseball, released their schedule for the 2022 regular season on Wednesday afternoon.
Similar to this year, the Sox will kick off the 2022 campaign with a six-game homestand against the Rays and Orioles at Fenway Park. Opening Day will take place on Thursday, March 31 with a built-in off day scheduled for that Friday in the event that the home opener is rained out.
Following that six-game homestand, Boston will hit the road for the first time for a six-game road trip that includes stops in the Bronx and Detroit. The Sox will partake in the Yankees’ home opener at Yankee Stadium, which takes place on Thursday, April 7.
After a planned off day on April 14, the Sox will head back to Fenway Park for a seven-game homestand that consists of four-game weekend series against Rocco Baldelli’s Minnesota Twins on Patriots’ Day weekend followed by a three-game set that will give the club their first look at the Toronto Blue Jays from April 19-21.
Boston will close out the month of April and begin the month of May on the road, as they will be facing off against three of their four American League East rivals in the Rays, Jays, Orioles nine times in a nine-day span (April 22-May 1).
A brief six-game homestand against the Angels and White Sox in early May will be followed by another road trip that consists of a two-game interleague series against the Braves in Atlanta as well as a three-game weekend set against the Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington.
The Sox will return home on May 16 for the start of a three-game series against the Astros that takes place before a four-game weekend series with the Mariners.
A quick flight to Chicago for a three-game set against the White Sox from May 24-26 sees the Red Sox return to Fenway Park for another six-game homestand that features a four-game series against the Orioles and a two-game interleague series against the Cincinnati Reds.
That takes us into June, and as soon as the Sox are done playing the Reds on June 1, they will board a flight to the West Coast for the start of their longest road trip of the season — a three-city, 10-game venture that includes stops in Oakland, Anaheim, and Seattle.
The Athletics will greet the Sox once they return from their lengthy road trip on June 14 for the start of a three-game series at Fenway Park. That will be followed by a three-game weekend set against the St. Louis Cardinals and three more against the Tigers.
From there, the club will head out for a Great Lakes-centered road trips for series against the newly-minted Cleveland Guardians (June 24-26), the Blue Jays (June 27-29), and the Cubs (July 1-3), which will mark the Red Sox’ first visit to Wrigley Field since 2012.
The Red Sox will then celebrate Independence Day back at Fenway Park as they open up a three-game series against the Rays that will be followed by a four-game weekend series against the Yankees to close out the unofficial first half of the season.
That takes us into the All-Star break, as MLB’s 92nd Midsummer Classic will take place at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on July 19.
When the Red Sox re-convene for the second half of the season, they will get to enjoy their longest homestand of the year against the Blue Jays, Guardians, and Milwaukee Brewers from July 22 through July 31.
The three-game weekend series against the Brewers should take us into the trade deadline, and it will be followed by a seven-game road trip with stops in Houston and Kansas City out of the gate in early August.
The remainder of August includes five games against the Braves and Yankees at Fenway Park, a two-city six-game road trip against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Orioles, six more games against the Jays and Rays back at Fenway, and a three-game set against the Twins at Target Field to close out the month.
September, meanwhile, begins with a four-game set with the Rangers at Fenway that will be proceeded by a six-game roadie featuring three against the Rays and three against the Orioles.
The Sox will welcome the Yankees into town for a final time in a brief two-game series from August 13-14, which will be followed by their penultimate home series of the year against the Royals.
Boston’s final mult-city road trip of the 2022 campaign will consist of six games in six days against the Reds at Great American Ballpark and the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
A three-game series against the Orioles at Fenway Park will mark the Red Sox’ final home series of 2022, while the club will close out the year with another three-game set against the Jays at Rogers Centre that begins on Friday, September 30 and ends on Sunday, October 2.
Per a team release, “game times for the 2022 season, as well as the 2022 Spring Training schedule, will be finalized and announced at a later date. All dates included in the attached schedule are subject to change.”
Assuming everything goes according to plan next year, though, the Red Sox are slated to play 162 games against 20 different clubs in a span of 186 days beginning on March 31 and ending on October 2.
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