Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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2013 schedule includes 1st trip to Dodger Stadium
Posted Sep 12, 2012 by Roger Mooney
Updated Sep 12, 2012 at 03:20 PM
The Rays open the 2013 season Tuesday, April 2 at Tropicana Field against a familiar foe, the Baltimore Orioles. This will be the fifth time in the last eight seasons the Rays open with the Orioles. Game time is 3:10 p.m.
The scheduled includes home and away series with the Houston Astros, who make the move to the American League.
The new schedule also calls for 19 games against the AL East.
The Rays will play 20 interleague games and make their first-ever trip to Dodger Stadium. The Rays will also visit Colorado, Arizona and Miami, while San Diego, San Francisco, Arizona and Miami visit the Trop.
The Rays play four consecutive games against the Marlins from May 27-30, with the first two games in St. Petersburg and the last two in Miami.
The Rays will finish with a six-game road through New York and Toronto.
2-4 Baltimore; 5-7 Cleveland; 8-10 at Texas; 12-15 at Boston; 16-18 at Baltimore; 19-21 Oakland; 22-24 N.Y. Yankees; 25-28 at Chi. White Sox; 30 at Kansas City
1-2 at Kansas City; 3-5 at Colorado; 6-9 Toronto; 10-12 San Diego; 14-16 Boston; 17-19 at Baltimore; 20-22 at Toronto; 24-26 N.Y. Yankees; 27-28 Miami; 29-30 at Miami; 31 at Cleveland
1-2 at Cleveland; 4-6 at Detroit; 7-9 Baltimore; 10-12 Boston; 13-16 Kansas City; 18-19 at Boston; 20-23 at N.Y. Yankees; 24-26 Toronto; 28-30 Detroit
1-4 at Houston; 5-7 Chi. White Sox; 8-11 Minnesota; 12-14 Houston; 16 All-Star Game at N.Y. Mets; 19-21 at Toronto; 22-25 at Boston; 26-28 at N.Y. Yankees; 30-31 Arizona
2-4 San Francisco; 6-7 at Arizona; 9-11 at L.A. Dodgers; 13-15 Seattle; 16-18 Toronto; 19-21 at Baltimore; 23-25 N.Y. Yankees; 27-29 L.A. Angels; 30-31 at Oakland
1 at Oakland; 2-5 at L.A. Angels; 6-8 at Seattle; 10-12 Boston; 13-15 at Minnesota; 16-19 Texas; 20-23 Baltimore; 24-26 at N.Y. Yankees; 27-29 at Toronto