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2017 schedules released for Giants, A’s

The Giants are heading back to Kansas City, Mo., next season for the first time since Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, which they won. Above, Pablo Sandoval celebrates after catching the final out of Game 7 as the rest of the Giants begin to pour out of the dugout on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014.
The Giants are heading back to Kansas City, Mo., next season for the first time since Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, which they won. Above, Pablo Sandoval celebrates after catching the final out of Game 7 as the rest of the Giants begin to pour out of the dugout on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The Associated Press

Major League Baseball released the 2017 schedule on Wednesday, and the Giants will open the season on the road, while the A’s will open at home.

San Francisco opens play on Sunday, April 2, against the Diamondbacks in Arizona in one of two MLB games that day (the New York Yankees will play at Tampa Bay). The A’s open the following day, hosting the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The Giants will play 19 games against their National League West foes – the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona, San Diego Padres and Colorado Rockies – as usual.

The Giants and A’s will meet four times (July 31-Aug. 1 in Oakland, Aug. 2-3 in San Francisco) in interleague play. San Francisco will face the American League Central next season, with two games against the Royals in Kansas City, Mo., (April 18-19), and two against the Royals in S.F. (June 13-14). It will be the first meeting between the teams since the 2014 World Series.

The Giants also will host the Minnesota Twins for three games (June 9-11), and the Cleveland Indians for three (July 17-19). They will play three against the Detroit Tigers on the road (July 4-6) and three in Chicago against the White Sox (Sept. 8-10).

The A’s will face the N.L. East in interleague play, hosting the Miami Marlins (May 23-24) for two, the Washington Nationals for three (June 2-4) and the Atlanta Braves for three (June 30-July 2). They play two against the Marlins in Miami (June 13-14), three against the Mets in New York (July 21-23) and three in Philadelphia against the Phillies (Sept. 15-17).

The Rays will host the Athletics in a doubleheader on June 10. It will be MLB’s first scheduled doubleheader since July 16, 2011, when the A’s hosted the Angels.

Atlanta’s opener at its new ballpark, SunTrust Park, against San Diego will be April 14. The All-Star Game will be in Miami on July 11, and the regular season is scheduled to end Oct. 1.

Chris La Marr and The Associated Press

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