Orioles release 2012 schedule

Orioles release 2012 schedule

The Orioles have released their 2012 schedule. They open up at home against the Minnesota Twins on Friday, April 6, exactly 20 years after the first ever game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards

The Orioles will kick off their 20th anniversary season at Oriole Park at Camden Yards with an Opening Day game on April 6, 2012 against the Minnesota Twins, 20 years to the day after the ballpark originally opened. The game is the first of a six-day season-opening homestand that will also see the New York Yankees come to Baltimore.

The Orioles will play each of their AL East rivals three times at Oriole Park. In addition to their opening homestand trip from April 9-11, the New York Yankees will make a two-game stop in Baltimore May 14-15 and play a four-game weekend series, September 6-9. The Red Sox will have three three-game series at Camden Yards - May 21-23, August 14-16 and September 28-30. The Tampa Bay Rays will make their first trip to Oriole Park the weekend of May 11-13, followed by two more three-game series July 24-26 and September 11-13. The Toronto Blue Jays will play in Baltimore April 24-26, August 24-26 and September 24-26.

In Interleague Play in 2012 the Philadelphia Phillies will make a weekend trip to Camden Yards, June 8-10, followed by a mid-week visit by the Pittsburgh Pirates, June 12-14. The Birds will also continue their rivalry with Washington in a home-and-home series against the Nationals. Baltimore will visit Nationals Park May 18-20, then host Washington in a weekend series June 22-24. The Birds will also travel to Atlanta from June 15-17 and New York from June 18-20 to face the Braves and Mets in Interleague Play.

Baltimore will host the Kansas City Royals twice, May 25-27 and August 9-12, and the Oakland A's will also make two trips to Oriole Park, April 27-29 and July 27-29. Every other non-division AL opponent will make one trip to Camden Yards.

The Orioles will play 17 home games in August, their busiest month at Oriole Park. Overall, the Birds will play 42 of the 85 games prior to the All-Star break at Camden Yards. They have one 10-game homestand, August 6-16 against Seattle, Kansas City and Boston and two nine-game homestands, May 7-15 against Texas, Tampa Bay and New York and June 22-July 1 against Washington, Los Angeles and Cleveland.

The Orioles' first road trip is a 10-game, three-city journey to Toronto, Chicago and Los Angeles from April 13-22. The team also has a nine-game, 11-day trip from May 28-June 7 to Toronto, Tampa Bay and Boston and a nine-game, 10-day trip September 14-23 to Oakland, Seattle and Boston.

Baltimore will conclude the season on the road with a three-game series at Tampa Bay, October 1-3. The complete 2012 schedule follows, with times to be announced at a later date.

Baltimore Orioles 2012 Schedule

Times TBA, Home Games in BOLD

April

Friday 6 Minnesota Twins

Saturday 7 Minnesota Twins

Sunday 8 Minnesota Twins

Monday 9 New York Yankees

Tuesday 10 New York Yankees

Wednesday 11 New York Yankees

Thursday 12 open

Friday 13 at Toronto Blue Jays

Saturday 14 at Toronto Blue Jays

Sunday 15 at Toronto Blue Jays

Monday 16 at Chicago White Sox

Tuesday 17 at Chicago White Sox

Wednesday 18 at Chicago White Sox

Thursday 19 at Chicago White Sox

Friday 20 at Los Angeles Angels

Saturday 21 at Los Angeles Angels

Sunday 22 at Los Angeles Angels

Monday 23 open

Tuesday 24 Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday 25 Toronto Blue Jays

Thursday 26 Toronto Blue Jays

Friday 27 Oakland Athletics

Saturday 28 Oakland Athletics

Sunday 29 Oakland Athletics

Monday 30 at New York Yankees

May

Tuesday 1 at New York Yankees

Wednesday 2 at New York Yankees

Thursday 3 open

Friday 4 at Boston Red Sox

Saturday 5 at Boston Red Sox

Sunday 6 at Boston Red Sox

Monday 7 Texas Rangers

Tuesday 8 Texas Rangers

Wednesday 9 Texas Rangers

Thursday 10 Texas Rangers

Friday 11 Tampa Bay Rays

Saturday 12 Tampa Bay Rays

Sunday 13 Tampa Bay Rays

Monday 14 New York Yankees

Tuesday 15 New York Yankees

Wednesday 16 at Kansas City Royals

Thursday 17 at Kansas City Royals

Friday 18 at Washington Nationals

Saturday 19 at Washington Nationals

Sunday 20 at Washington Nationals

Monday 21 Boston Red Sox

Tuesday 22 Boston Red Sox

Wednesday 23 Boston Red Sox

Thursday 24 open

Friday 25 Kansas City Royals

Saturday 26 Kansas City Royals

Sunday 27 Kansas City Royals

Monday 28 at Toronto Blue Jays

Tuesday 29 at Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday 30 at Toronto Blue Jays

Thursday 31 open

June

Friday 1 at Tampa Bay Rays

Saturday 2 at Tampa Bay Rays

Sunday 3 at Tampa Bay Rays

Monday 4 open

Tuesday 5 at Boston Red Sox

Wednesday 6 at Boston Red Sox

Thursday 7 at Boston Red Sox

Friday 8 Philadelphia Phillies

Saturday 9 Philadelphia Phillies

Sunday 10 Philadelphia Phillies

Monday 11 open

Tuesday 12 Pittsburgh Pirates

Wednesday 13 Pittsburgh Pirates

Thursday 14 Pittsburgh Pirates

Friday 15 at Atlanta Braves

Saturday 16 at Atlanta Braves

Sunday 17 at Atlanta Braves

Monday 18 at New York Mets

Tuesday 19 at New York Mets

Wednesday 20 at New York Mets

Thursday 21 open

Friday 22 Washington Nationals

Saturday 23 Washington Nationals

Sunday 24 Washington Nationals

Monday 25 open

Tuesday 26 Los Angeles Angels

Wednesday 27 Los Angeles Angels

Thursday 28 Los Angeles Angels

Friday 29 Cleveland Indians

Saturday 30 Cleveland Indians

July

Sunday 1 Cleveland Indians

Monday 2 at Seattle Mariners

Tuesday 3 at Seattle Mariners

Wednesday 4 at Seattle Mariners

Thursday 5 at Los Angeles Angels

Friday 6 at Los Angeles Angels

Saturday 7 at Los Angeles Angels

Sunday 8 at Los Angeles Angels

Monday 9 ALL

Tuesday 10 STAR

Wednesday 11 BREAK

Thursday 12 open

Friday 13 Detroit Tigers

Saturday 14 Detroit Tigers

Sunday 15 Detroit Tigers

Monday 16 at Minnesota Twins

Tuesday 17 at Minnesota Twins

Wednesday 18 at Minnesota Twins

Thursday 19 at Minnesota Twins

Friday 20 at Cleveland Indians

Saturday 21 at Cleveland Indians

Sunday 22 at Cleveland Indians

Monday 23 at Cleveland Indians

Tuesday 24 Tampa Bay Rays

Wednesday 25 Tampa Bay Rays

Thursday 26 Tampa Bay Rays

Friday 27 Oakland Athletics

Saturday 28 Oakland Athletics

Sunday 29 Oakland Athletics

Monday 30 at New York Yankees

Tuesday 31 at New York Yankees

August

Wednesday 1 at New York Yankees

Thursday 2 open

Friday 3 at Tampa Bay Rays

Saturday 4 at Tampa Bay Rays

Sunday 5 at Tampa Bay Rays

Monday 6 Seattle Mariners

Tuesday 7 Seattle Mariners

Wednesday 8 Seattle Mariners

Thursday 9 Kansas City Royals

Friday 10 Kansas City Royals

Saturday 11 Kansas City Royals

Sunday 12 Kansas City Royals

Monday 13 open

Tuesday 14 Boston Red Sox

Wednesday 15 Boston Red Sox

Thursday 16 Boston Red Sox

Friday 17 at Detroit Tigers

Saturday 18 at Detroit Tigers

Sunday 19 at Detroit Tigers

Monday 20 at Texas Rangers

Tuesday 21 at Texas Rangers

Wednesday 22 at Texas Rangers

Thursday 23 open

Friday 24 Toronto Blue Jays

Saturday 25 Toronto Blue Jays

Sunday 26 Toronto Blue Jays

Monday 27 Chicago White Sox

Tuesday 28 Chicago White Sox

Wednesday 29 Chicago White Sox

Thursday 30 Chicago White Sox

Friday 31 at New York Yankees

September

Saturday 1 at New York Yankees

Sunday 2 at New York Yankees

Monday 3 at Toronto Blue Jays

Tuesday 4 at Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday 5 at Toronto Blue Jays

Thursday 6 New York Yankees

Friday 7 New York Yankees

Saturday 8 New York Yankees

Sunday 9 New York Yankees

Monday 10 open

Tuesday 11 Tampa Bay Rays

Wednesday 12 Tampa Bay Rays

Thursday 13 Tampa Bay Rays

Friday 14 at Oakland Athletics

Saturday 15 at Oakland Athletics

Sunday 16 at Oakland Athletics

Monday 17 at Seattle Mariners

Tuesday 18 at Seattle Mariners

Wednesday 19 at Seattle Mariners

Thursday 20 open

Friday 21 at Boston Red Sox

Saturday 22 at Boston Red Sox

Sunday 23 at Boston Red Sox

Monday 24 Toronto Blue Jays

Tuesday 25 Toronto Blue Jays

Wednesday 26 Toronto Blue Jays

Thursday 27 open

Friday 28 Boston Red Sox

Saturday 29 Boston Red Sox

Sunday 30 Boston Red Sox

October

Monday 1 at Tampa Bay Rays

Tuesday 2 at Tampa Bay Rays

Wednesday 3 at Tampa Bay Rays

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