HOUSTON, TX -- The Houston Astros will open the 2018 season on the road, facing off against the AL West division and Lone Star Series rival Texas Rangers in Arlington on March 29. The Astros will open at home with a six-game, seven-day homestand which kicks off against the Baltimore Orioles on April 2-4 and continues with Interleague play against the San Diego Padres the opening weekend of April 6-8.
Major League Baseball released the master schedule for the 2018 season today.
The 2018 season will mark just the second time in franchise history that the Astros will open a season versus the Texas Rangers, and the first time the Astros will take on the Baltimore Orioles in a home season opener. Houston has won on Opening Day in five straight seasons, including this season at home vs. the Seattle Mariners (3-0 win on April 3).
As always, the 2018 home schedule will be highlighted by several promotional events, crowd-favorite giveaway items and several popular opponents, which will include a four-game, weekday series against the New York Yankees (April 30 - May 3) and a four-game, weekend series against the Boston Red Sox (May 31 - June 3).
Once again, the Astros will take on their division and in-state rival Texas Rangers nine times at Minute Maid Park in 2018 as the Lone Star Series continues. The first of three home series vs. the Rangers will be a three-game set, April 13-15. The other two series will also be three-game weekend sets, May 11-13 and July 27-29.
Interleague Play will include matchups vs. all five NL West clubs, four of which will be at home. The Astros face off against the San Francisco Giants (May 22-23) and Colorado Rockies (August 14-15) in home-and-away series. The Astros once again play their National League “natural rival,” the Arizona Diamondbacks, in a three-game, weekend series, Sept. 14-16.
Season Tickets, group tickets and individual game suite rentals for the 2018 season, as well as 2018 Season Ticket packages that guarantee 2017 Postseason Priority Access, are on-sale now by calling the Astros ticket department at 1-800-ASTROS2 or by visiting www.astros.com/tickets. Please note that information pertaining to the on-sale dates for 2018 Astros individual tickets and for promotional events and giveaway items will be announced at a later time.