Even though the 2020 Major League Baseball season doesn’t officially begin until July 23-24, the league released the schedule for the 2021 season Thursday morning.
Usually the league doesn’t release the schedule until September. But these are different times.
Per a news release, all 30 major league clubs will play on Thursday, April 1. The 2021 season will mark the fourth consecutive season in which all 30 clubs are scheduled to play on the traditional opening day. If there are no postponements due to weather or extenuating circumstance, it could become the first season since 1968 in which every team across the majors plays its first game of the season on the same day.
The Mariners will open the season at home with a three-game interleague series vs. the San Francisco Giants. It’s part of six-game homestand that has an unusual Sunday off day and three games vs. the White Sox on April 5-7.
The Mariners will play the NL West in interleague play. Besides the Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers will visit T-Mobile on April 19-20. All the NL West teams except the San Diego Padres will be in Seattle next season.
The Mariners will host the Colorado Rockies on June 22-23, and the Arizona Diamondbacks will travel to Seattle on Sept. 10-12.
Seattle’s interleague road trips will be the Dodgers (May 11-12), the only series with the Padres (May 21-23), the Rockies (July 20-21) and Diamondbacks (Sept. 3-5).
Other noteworthy series from the Mariners’ schedule release:
- The Mariners will travel to Boston for four games against the Red Sox on April 22-25. The Red Sox will be in Seattle for a three-game series Sept. 13-15.
- The New York Yankees will be at T-Mobile Park July 6-8. The Mariners will meet the Yankees in New York on Aug. 5-8.
- The Mariners will be home on Memorial Day, May 31, to meet the Oakland Athletics, and on Sunday, July 4, hosting the Texas Rangers.
- The season will conclude with a six-game homestand against the A’s, Sept. 27-29, and three against the Los Angeles Angels on Oct. 1-3.