Giants manager Bruce Bochy, seen here in 2017. (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants announce 2019 schedule

The San Francisco Giants will open their 10th straight season on the road in 2019, the club announced on Wednesday, as Major League Baseball released tentative schedules for all of its teams.

The Giants will open up in San Diego against the Padres, and then swing up to Los Angeles for an April 1-3 set with the rival Los Angeles Dodgers, before coming home for a 10-game homestand, starting with the visiting Tampa Bay Rays, and including the Padres and Colorado Rockies.

San Francisco will play its home opener against the Rays on Friday, April 5, marking their first home opener against Tampa Bay, and the first time they will host the Rays since 2002.

The National League West will play the American League East in 2019’s interleague calendar, which will see the Giants have a home-and-home series with the Toronto Blue Jays (April 23-24 in Canada, May 14-15 at AT&T), a three-game home series with the Rays (April 5-7), a three-game home series with the New York Yankees (April 26-28), a three-game road series at Camden Yards against the Baltimore Orioles (May 31-June 2) and three games at Fenway Park against the Boston Red Sox (Sept. 17-19).

Instead of the six-game Bay Bridge Series that bracketed the All-Star break this year, the Giants will face the Oakland Athletics four times, including Aug. 13-14 at AT&T Park, and Aug. 24-25 at the Oakland Coliseum.

San Francisco will have 14 home weekends, including three games against the Yankees (April 26-28) and two series against the Los Angeles Dodgers (June 7-9 and Sept. 27-29). The Giants will end their season with six games against NL West rivals, including Colorado (Sept. 24-26) and then that final weekend with Los Angeles.

The Giants have one 10-game homestand (April 5-14), one nine-game homestand (Aug. 5-14) and one eight-game homestand (June 7-16), and will have our three-city road trips overall.

San Francisco will also have the rare scheduled split home doubleheader, which will be against the Diamondbacks on Saturday, June 29.

The Giants will play at home on Mother’s Day (May 12 vs. Cincinnati) and Father’s Day (June 16 vs. Milwaukee). They play at Pittsburgh on Easter Sunday, April 21 and at St. Louis on Labor Day, Sept. 2. Memorial Day, May 27 and the Fourth of July are scheduled off days. The Giants will also have a rare Friday night off on Aug. 23, a day before opening a two-game series at Oakland.MLBSan Francisco Giants

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