ATLANTA, Ga. -- Major League Baseball unveiled its 2013 schedule Wednesday, and for the Braves, the new schedule will include season openers and closers at home against the Phillies.
The season opener will be at Turner Field on April 1, which will make the third time in the last 9 years that the Braves have opened the season at home.
With the Houston Astros moving to the American League, 15 teams will be in each league. As a result, interleague play will happen throughout the entire season. The Braves' first interleague matchup will fall in mid-April, when they host the Kansas City Royals on April 15 and 16. The Braves will also visit Kansas City for a two-game series in late June.
The Minnesota Twins will visit Atlanta for a three-game series in May, marking their first visit to Atlanta since the 1991 World Series in the old Fulton County Stadium. Other interleague opponents for the Braves next season include the Blue Jays in late May, the Indians in late August, the Tigers in late April and the White Sox in July.
After all of that, the final games of the season will include a seven-game homestand against Milwaukee and the Phillies in late September.