For the first time since 2018, the Orioles will open the Major League Baseball season at home.
MLB announced its 2022 schedule Wednesday, and all 30 clubs will begin the regular season Thursday, March 31. The Orioles will host the Toronto Blue Jays for a three-game series to open the season before hitting the road to play the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays. It’s the first traditional Opening Day at Camden Yards since 2018, when the Orioles opened the season with a 3-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in 11 innings on Adam Jones’ walk-off home run.
The Orioles begin 2022 with 18 games against American League East opponents and a 10-game road trip through Oakland, Los Angeles and New York.
For the interleague schedule, the Orioles host the Milwaukee Brewers on April 11-13 for the first time since 2003, and they’ll also play a pair of two-game series against the Cubs in Baltimore from June 7-8 and in Chicago from July 12-13. In addition to the traditional Beltway Series against the Washington Nationals — at Camden Yards from June 21-22 and at Nationals Park from Sept. 13-14 — the Orioles also play a three-game series against the Reds in Cincinnati from July 29-31, a three-game series against the Cardinals in St. Louis from May 10-12 and host the Pittsburgh Pirates from Aug. 5-7.
Cleveland — which announced last month that it will change its team name from the Indians to the Guardians starting in 2022 — visit Camden Yards from June 3-5 and host the Orioles from Aug. 30-Sept. 1.
The Orioles’ home schedule concludes with a four-game series against the Houston Astros from Sept. 22-25, and they finish the season on a six-game road trip through Boston and New York.
The 92nd All-Star Game will take place Tuesday, July 19 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, its first Midsummer Classic since 1980. The game marks the latest on the calendar for an All-Star Game since 1981 (Aug. 9), and the latest during the month of July since 1977 (also July 19).
Opening Day of the 2022 campaign could become the first season since 1968 in which every team across the majors plays their first game of the season on the same day. Opening Day will feature 11 divisional matchups among the 15 games in addition to one interleague matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and Astros at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
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The full Orioles schedule can be viewed at mlb.com/orioles/schedule/2022-03.