ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

Diamondbacks 2019 schedule released: Red Sox visit for home opener

Aug 22, 2018, 9:33 AM | Updated: 3:16 pm
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The Arizona Diamondbacks will open their 2019 season on the road with a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, roll through San Diego for three games against the Padres and then debut at Chase Field with a three-game weekend series against the Boston Red Sox.

The D-backs released their 2019 schedule on Wednesday, which revealed they will play at Dodger Stadium on March 28, Opening Day.

They will make their debut in Phoenix on Friday, April 5, for a showdown with the American League powerhouse Red Sox and former Arizona slugger J.D. Martinez.

It’s just the second time Boston has visited Chase Field. The Red Sox’s first and last visit to the desert came in 2007.

Arizona’s schedule also features a homestand from April 26-May 1 that features a three-game set against the Chicago Cubs (April 26-28) followed by a two-games series facing the New York Yankees (April 30-May 1).

A first of two 10-game road trips in 2019 takes the D-backs through Atlanta, Chicago (to play the Cubs), and Pittsburgh from April 16-25. The second is an East Coast trek through Toronto, Philadelphia and Washington from June 7-16.

The longest homestand for the Diamondbacks begins May 8 and runs through May 19. Arizona will host the Atlanta Braves for four games, the Pittsburgh Pirates for three and then, after a day off, the San Francisco Giants for three more.

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