As noted a little earlier, the 2013 master schedule for MLB is out, which offered some changes in interleague play and the timing of the playoffs. Now for a look at the Chicago Cubs’ 2013 schedule.

It opens on April 1 against the Pirates in Pittsburgh, and has the Cubs facing their first interleague opponent – the Texas Rangers – April 16-18 at Wrigley Field. The home opener is April 8 against the Brewers.

The White Sox series has been cut, as rumored, to just four games next year, played consecutively from May 27 to May 30. The first two games will be played at The Cell, the latter two at Wrigley.



The Cubs’ other interleague opponents, as you probably guessed, are the rest of the AL West, including the Angels (4 games), A’s (3 games), Mariners (3 games), and Astros (3 games).

The schedule appears to be heavily backloaded, with a tough road stretch at the end, as well as mostly winning teams (from 2012, that is) in the second half.

The full schedule is as follows (interleague series are marked with an *)…

April 1, 3-4: at Pirates
April 5-7: at Braves
April 8-10: host Brewers
April 11-14: host Giants
*April 16-18: host Rangers
April 19-21: at Brewers
April 22-24: at Reds
April 25-28: at Marlins
April 29-30, May 1-2: host Padres
May 3-5: host Reds
May 7-8: host Cardinals
May 10-12: at Nationals
May 13-15: host Rockies
May 17-19: host Mets
May 21-23: at Pirates
May 24-26: at Reds
*May 27-28: at White Sox
*May 29-30: host White Sox
May 31, June 1-2: host Diamondbacks
*June 4-5: at Angels
June 7-9: host Pirates
June 10-13: host Reds
June 14-16: at Mets
June 17-20: at Cardinals
*June 21-23: host Astros
June 25-26-27: at Brewers
*June 28-30: at Mariners
*July 2-4: at Athletics
July 5-7: host Pirates
*July 9-10: host Angels
July 11-14: host Cardinals

July 15-18: All-Star Break

July 19-21: at Rockies
July 22-25: at Diamondbacks
July 25-27: at Giants
July 29-31: host Brewers
August 1-4: host Dodgers
August 6-8: at Phillies
August 9-11: at Cardinals
August 12-14: host Reds
August 16-18: host Cardinals
August 19-22: host Nationals
August 23-25: at Padres
August 26-28: at Dodgers
August 30-31, September 1: host Phillies
September 2-4: host Marlins
September 6-8: host Brewers
September 9-11: at Reds
September 12-15: at Pirates
September 16-19: at Brewers
September 20-22: host Braves
September 23-25: host Pirates
September 27-29: at Cardinals






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