Rockies unveil 2018 schedule; home opener is April 6 vs. BravesSeptember 13, 2017 5:46pm

Sept. 12--As the Rockies' 2017 season winds down with a playoff spot in view, the club announced its preliminary 2018 schedule Tuesday.

The Rockies open their 25th season March 29 against Arizona at Chase Field, the first of seven road games to open the schedule. After the three-game set against the Diamondbacks, the Rockies travel to San Diego for a four-game series against the Padres from April 2-5.

The Rockies' home opener will be April 6, the start of a three-game series vs. Atlanta. In what's become a traditional baseball party in LoDo, the home-opener is once again on a Friday.

The Rockies' home schedule includes games on Mother's Day (May 13 vs. Milwaukee), Memorial Day (May 28 vs. San Francisco), Independence Day (July 4 vs. San Francisco) and Labor Day (Sept. 3 vs. San Francisco). The annual fireworks shows are scheduled for July 3-4 after games against the Giants, as well as Sept. 28, following the game against Washington. The 2018 season concludes with a three-game set vs. the Nationals from Sept. 28-30 at Coors Field.

Colorado's interleague partner for 2018 is the American League West. The Rockies host the Los Angeles Angels (May 8-9), Seattle Mariners (July 13-15), Houston Astros (July 24-25) and Oakland Athletics (July 27-29) at Coors Field.

The Rockies face a long, early-season road. It is a nine-game, 10-day trip from April 27 to May 6. Colorado plays three games at Miami, followed by three in Chicago against the Cubs. After a day off, the Rockies head back to the East Coast for a three-game set at New York against the Mets.

Against their four National League West rivals, the Rockies will host 10 games at Coors field against the Dodgers and Diamondbacks, and nine games against the Giants and Padres.

All game dates are subject to change.

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