ATLANTA – Today the Atlanta Braves and Major League Baseball released their tentative schedule for the 2014 season. A finalized schedule with start times will be released at a later date in the offseason.
The Braves open the 2014 regular season on Monday, March 31, at Milwaukee, with a three-game series versus the Milwaukee Brewers (March 31-April 2), then travel to Washington, D.C., for a three-game set against the Nationals, April 4-6.
Atlanta opens the home portion of the 2014 campaign on Tuesday, April 8, with a three-game set vs. the New York Mets, before playing host to the Nationals for a three-game weekend series, April 11-13.
The Braves play a total of eight interleague series (20 total interleague games), with four series (10 games) taking place at Turner Field. The Braves open the interleague portion of the 2014 campaign with a two-game series at home against the Boston Red Sox, May 26-27. They will also play host to the Seattle Mariners (June 3-4), the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (June 13-15), and the Oakland Athletics (August 15-17). Atlanta will play four road interleague series, including a two-game series at the Boston Red Sox, May 28-29. The Braves' other American League road opponents include the Houston Astros (June 24-26), the Seattle Mariners (August 5-6), and the Texas Rangers (September 12-14).
The Braves have a full slate of home holiday weekend series, as they host the Arizona Diamondbacks over the July 4th holiday weekend for a three-game set (July 4-6). The Braves will welcome to town the Colorado Rockies (May 23-25), and Red Sox (May 26-27) over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
The 2014 home schedule includes 10 games against National League East Division rivals Miami, and nine games each against New York, Philadelphia and Washington. The Braves host a six-game homestand over the Labor Day holiday weekend, versus the Marlins (August 29-31) and Phillies (September 1-3), and conclude the 2014 campaign with a three-game series at Philadelphia, September 26-28.
The overall home slate features 37 games against National League East Division opponents, 17 games against the N.L. Central Division, 17 against the N.L. West Division and 10 against the American League.
In addition to the regular-season schedule, the Braves are slated to play one exhibition game at the Club's Single-A stadium, State Mutual Stadium, on Saturday, March 29. State Mutual Stadium is located in Rome, Ga., and the game will pit the Braves' Major League club against the "Future Stars" (top prospects of the Braves farm system).