Cubs announce tentative 2016 schedule

Major League Baseball and the Cubs announced the tentative 2016 regular season schedule Tuesday. The Cubs will open their 141st season at the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday, April 5, with the Wrigley Field opener taking place the following Monday night, April 11, against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Cubs will begin the 2016 campaign on the road for the 11th time in the last 15 seasons, and for the first time will begin a season in Interleague play. The Cubs open a season in the state of California for the first time since 1984 when they started off in San Francisco. They last opened a season in Los Angeles in 1960 against the Dodgers.

After two games against the Angels, the Cubs conclude their season-opening six-game, two-city road trip to Arizona for four games against the Diamondbacks, April 7-10. The Cubs begin their Wrigley Field slate the next day against the Reds, the start of a season-opening, six-game homestand against the Reds (April 11, 13-14) and the Colorado Rockies (April 15-17).

The 2016 schedule features Interleague play against the AL West and the annual home-and-home series with the White Sox. The pair of two-game series will be July 25-26 (at U.S. Cellular Field) and July 27-28 (at Wrigley Field).

In addition to the White Sox games, the Cubs Interleague schedule includes hosting three AL West opponents: the Rangers (three games, July 15-17), the Mariners (three games, July 29-31) and the Angels (two games, Aug. 9-10). The Cubs travel to the Angels to start the season, play at Oakland (three games, Aug. 5-7) and play at Houston (three games, Sept. 9-11). The season-opening series against the Angels is Chicago’s lone Interleague series prior to the All-Star Break.

The Cubs 2016 tentative schedule features five three-series homestands and five three-city road trips (after only two three-series homestands and two three-city road trips in 2015).

The Cubs are scheduled to host four holiday games in 2015: Mother’s Day, May 8, vs. Washington; Memorial Day, May 30, vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers; Father’s Day, June 19, vs. Pittsburgh; and the Fourth of July vs. Cincinnati. The Cubs will be on the road for Labor Day, Sept. 5, in Milwaukee.

The tentative 2016 Chicago Cubs regular season schedule follows. Please note that the schedule is subject to change at any time.

Date          Opponent            Time
04/05/16 @Los Angeles (AL)
04/06/16 @Los Angeles (AL)
04/07/16 @Arizona
04/08/16 @Arizona
04/09/16 @Arizona
04/10/16 @Arizona
04/11/16 Cincinnati 7:05
04/12/16 OFF
04/13/16 Cincinnati 7:05
04/14/16 Cincinnati 7:05
04/15/16 Colorado 1:20
04/16/16 Colorado
04/17/16 Colorado
04/18/16 @St. Louis 7:15
04/19/16 @St. Louis 7:15
04/20/16 @St. Louis 12:45
04/21/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
04/22/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
04/23/16 @Cincinnati
04/24/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
04/25/16 OFF
04/26/16 Milwaukee
04/27/16 Milwaukee
04/28/16 Milwaukee
04/29/16 Atlanta
04/30/16 Atlanta
05/01/16 Atlanta
05/02/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
05/03/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
05/04/16 @Pittsburgh 12:35
05/05/16 Washington
05/06/16 Washington
05/07/16 Washington
05/08/16 Washington
05/09/16 San Diego
05/10/16 San Diego
05/11/16 San Diego
05/12/16 OFF
05/13/16 Pittsburgh
05/14/16 Pittsburgh
05/15/16 Pittsburgh
05/16/16 OFF
05/17/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
05/18/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
05/19/16 @Milwaukee 12:40
05/20/16 @San Francisco 7:15
05/21/16 @San Francisco
05/22/16 @San Francisco 1:05
05/23/16 @St. Louis 7:15
05/24/16 @St. Louis 7:15
05/25/16 @St. Louis 12:45
05/26/16 OFF
05/27/16 Philadelphia 3:05
05/28/16 Philadelphia
05/29/16 Philadelphia
05/30/16 Los Angeles (NL)
05/31/16 Los Angeles (NL)
06/01/16 Los Angeles (NL)
06/02/16 Los Angeles (NL)
06/03/16 Arizona 3:05
06/04/16 Arizona
06/05/16 Arizona
06/06/16 @Philadelphia 7:05
06/07/16 @Philadelphia 7:05
06/08/16 @Philadelphia 1:05
06/09/16 OFF
06/10/16 @Atlanta 7:35
06/11/16 @Atlanta 7:10
06/12/16 @Atlanta
06/13/16 @Washington 7:05
06/14/16 @Washington 7:05
06/15/16 @Washington 4:05
06/16/16 OFF
06/17/16 Pittsburgh 3:05
06/18/16 Pittsburgh
06/19/16 Pittsburgh
06/20/16 St. Louis
06/21/16 St. Louis
06/22/16 St. Louis
06/23/16 @Miami 7:10
06/24/16 @Miami 7:10
06/25/16 @Miami 7:10
06/26/16 @Miami 1:10
06/27/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
06/28/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
06/29/16 @Cincinnati 12:35
06/30/16 @New York (NL) 7:10
07/01/16 @New York (NL) 7:10
07/02/16 @New York (NL)
07/03/16 @New York (NL) 1:10
07/04/16 Cincinnati
07/05/16 Cincinnati
07/06/16 Cincinnati
07/07/16 OFF
07/08/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
07/09/16 @Pittsburgh 4:05
07/10/16 @Pittsburgh 1:35
07/11/16 OFF
07/12/16 All-Star Game
07/13/16 OFF
07/14/16 OFF
07/15/16 Texas 3:05
07/16/16 Texas
07/17/16 Texas
07/18/16 New York (NL)
07/19/16 New York (NL)
07/20/16 New York (NL)
07/21/16 OFF
07/22/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
07/23/16 @Milwaukee 6:10
07/24/16 @Milwaukee 1:10
07/25/16 @Chicago (AL)
07/26/16 @Chicago (AL)
07/27/16 Chicago (AL)
07/28/16 Chicago (AL)
07/29/16 Seattle 3:05
07/30/16 Seattle
07/31/16 Seattle
08/01/16 Miami
08/02/16 Miami
08/03/16 Miami
08/04/16 OFF
08/05/16 @Oakland
08/06/16 @Oakland
08/07/16 @Oakland
08/08/16 OFF
08/09/16 Los Angeles (AL)
08/10/16 Los Angeles (AL)
08/11/16 St. Louis
08/12/16 St. Louis 3:05
08/13/16 St. Louis
08/14/16 St. Louis
08/15/16 OFF
08/16/16 Milwaukee
08/17/16 Milwaukee
08/18/16 Milwaukee
08/19/16 @Colorado 6:40
08/20/16 @Colorado 6:10
08/21/16 @Colorado 2:10
08/22/16 @San Diego 7:10
08/23/16 @San Diego 7:10
08/24/16 @San Diego
08/25/16 OFF
08/26/16 @Los Angeles(NL) 7:10
08/27/16 @Los Angeles(NL)
08/28/16 @Los Angeles(NL)
08/29/16 Pittsburgh
08/30/16 Pittsburgh
08/31/16 Pittsburgh
09/01/16 San Francisco
09/02/16 San Francisco
09/03/16 San Francisco
09/04/16 San Francisco
09/05/16 @Milwaukee 1:10
09/06/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
09/07/16 @Milwaukee 7:10
09/08/16 OFF
09/09/16 @Houston
09/10/16 @Houston
09/11/16 @Houston
09/12/16 @St. Louis 7:15
09/13/16 @St. Louis 7:15
09/14/16 @St. Louis 12:45
09/15/16 Milwaukee
09/16/16 Milwaukee
09/17/16 Milwaukee
09/18/16 Milwaukee
09/19/16 Cincinnati
09/20/16 Cincinnati
09/21/16 Cincinnati
09/22/16 OFF
09/23/16 St. Louis
09/24/16 St. Louis
09/25/16 St. Louis
09/26/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
09/27/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
09/28/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
09/29/16 @Pittsburgh 7:05
09/30/16 @Cincinnati 7:10
10/01/16 @Cincinnati
10/02/16 @Cincinnati

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