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Diamondbacks 2015 regular season schedule announced

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The Arizona Diamondbacks announced their 2015 regular season schedule today, with the team kicking off the season on Opening Day, April 6, at Chase Field and enjoying home games on several key holidays.

Christian Petersen

The D-backs' 18th season will open against the San Francisco Giants on Monday, April 6 at 6:40 p.m. at Chase Field, followed by a three-game set against the Los Angeles Dodgers for the first weekend series of the season. We start and end the season with a long burst of play against our divisional rivals. The Diamondbacks will see all four other teams before the end of the second week, and before they finish the season at home for the 12th time in franchise history with a three-game series against the Astros, play 22 straight versus the National League West.

Looks like interleague play might be tough, pitting us against the American League West, since in addition to the Houston Astros, we also face the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers. That starts on April 21st with a two-game set against the Rangers in Phoenix, and the D-backs play a total of 17 games against the American League. You can fire up the barbecue and celebrate several summer holidays with the D-backs with home games set for Mother’s Day (May 10), Father’s Day (June 21), Independence Day (July 4) and Labor Day (Sept. 7).

Looking at the schedule, it looks fairly well-balanced. However, there's a nasty stretch of games at the end of May, where we travel to St. Louis and Milwaukee, then welcome Atlanta, after four against the Mets here, we then go on the road through Los Angeles, San Francisco and Anaheim. So it's a stretch of 21 games, where 17 are against teams currently no more than half a game out of a playoff spot. On the other hand, immediately after that we have 18 games where 15 are against the Rangers, Rockies and Padres.

The full list of games for 2015 is available here.