CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have released their 2013 regular season schedule. The Tribe will play the Yankees in the home opener on April 8.
The club will open the 2013 season on the road against the Blue Jays on April 2. The Indians will then head to Tampa for a three-game series before returning home to Progressive Field.
The firs homestand of the 2013 season includes four games against the Yankees followed by a three-game series with the White Sox and then another three-game series with Boston.
2013 Indians schedule
The first homestand will consist of a four-game series against the Yankees (April 8-9-10-11), three games against the AL Central Division rival Chicago White Sox (April 12-13-14) and a three-game series against the Boston Red Sox (April 16-17-18).
Other highlights of the season include
The longest homestands of the year include 10 games to open the season (New York Yankees, Chicago and Boston) and 10 games from July 5-14 (Detroit, Toronto, Kansas City). The longest road trips of the year include 10 games between April 19-29 (Houston, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City) and June 24-July 4 (Baltimore, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City).
The regular season will conclude with a four-game road trip against the Central Division rival Minnesota Twins (September 26-29).
Interleague play in 2013 features matchups against the NL East. The Philadelphia Phillies come to Progressive Field for the Tribe's first ever April interleague matchup (April 30, May 1). The New York Mets and Washington Nationals also visit Progressive Field, September 6-7-8 and June 14-15-16, respectively. The Tribe will travel to take on the Atlanta Braves (August 27-28-29) and Miami Marlins (August 2-3-4).
The Indians and Ohio rival Cincinnati Reds will meet four times in back-to-back, two-game home and away series (May 27-28-29-30).
The Astros join the American League in 2013 and take on the Indians in Houston (April 19-20-21) and at Progressive Field (September 19-20-21-22).