Angels announce 2014 season schedule

The Angels today announced their schedule for the 2014 regular season, which kicks off at Angel Stadium March 31 against division rival Seattle. A finalized 2014 schedule, complete with game times, will be released later in the year.

The Angels begin the 2014 campaign with a brief three-game homestand (March 31-April 2) against the Mariners before embarking on their first road trip to Houston (April 4-7) and Seattle (April 8 & 9). 2014 marks the 10th time the Angels and Mariners have squared off to open a season and first since 2006.

The 2014 schedule features 11 homestands, including three 10-game home slates (May 15-25, July 18-27 & Sept. 12-21) and 11 road trips. July will see the Halos play 17 of their 26 contests at home, highlighted by a 10-game homestand against Seattle (July 18-20), Baltimore (July 21-23) and Detroit (July 24-27).

In 2014, the Angels play 20 Interleague games - 16 against the National League East and four games against the cross-town rival Dodgers. The 20 games will be played in eight series, four at the Big A and four on the road.

The Interleague lineup will see the Angels play host to the Mets (April 11-13), Phillies (Aug. 12 & 13) and Marlins (Aug. 25-27) while the club will make stops in Washington (April 21-23), Philadelphia (May 13 & 14) and Atlanta (June 13-15). The annual Freeway Series will kick off at Dodger Stadium with a two-game set Aug. 4-5 before wrapping up at Angel Stadium, Aug. 6-7.