White Sox announce 2014 schedule

White Sox announce 2014 schedule
September 10, 2013, 6:15 pm
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The White Sox open the regular season at home for a second straight year when they face the Minnesota Twins on March 31, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field.

Major League Baseball released its 2014 schedule and the White Sox open and close at home for a second straight season. They also square off against the Cubs in the Crosstown Cup from May 5-8 with the first two games at Wrigley Field.

Just like they will this month, the White Sox end the 2014 regular season by hosting a four-game series against the Kansas City Royals.

Some other highlights include interleague games against the National League West, including three home series.

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The Arizona Diamondbacks (May 9-11) visit Chicago for the first time since 2005 and the San Diego Padres (May 30-June 1) and San Francisco Giants (Aug. 12-13) make their first trips to U.S. Cellular Field since 2003.

The White Sox travel to play the Colorado Rockies (April 7-9), Los Angeles Dodgers (June 2-4) and Giants (Aug. 12-13).

One area of the schedule that has been fixed is the amount of three-city road trips taken. At the All-Star break, Major League Baseball Player’s Association chief Michael Weiner called the 2013 schedule terrible and one of his primary reasons was long trips. The White Sox just concluded their fourth three-city trip of the season this weekend after 10 games at Boston, New York and Baltimore.

Next season that figure is reduced to three. The White Sox play at Oakland, Houston and Kansas City from May 12-21 and Minnesota, Baltimore and Toronto from June 19-29. The team also has a 10-day trip through Kansas City, Tampa Bay and Detroit on Sept. 15-24.

You can check out the entire regular-season schedule below: