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AL East opponents slated for PNC in 2022

From Mirror reports

The Pittsburgh Pirates released their 2022 schedule on Wednesday which features 16 interleague games vs. the American League East.

The Pirates will open the season at PNC Park against the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, March 31, marking the first time since 2016 the Pirates will begin the regular season at home.

Following the season-opening series against the Cardinals, the Pirates will travel to Cincinnati (April 4-6) and St. Louis (April 7-11) before returning to PNC Park for a six-game homestand against the Cubs (April 12-13) and then the Nationals (April 14-17).

The Pirates are scheduled to play 22 of their 28 games in April against N.L. Central division opponents.

The Bucs close out the month of April at home with a three-game series against the San Diego Padres.The Pirates’ interleague home schedule will feature visits by the Detroit Tigers (June 7-8), New York Yankees (July 5-6), Boston Red Sox (August 16-18) and Toronto Blue Jays (September 2-4).

The Bucs will also travel to Detroit (May 3-4), Tampa Bay (June 24-26), Baltimore (August 5-7) and New York (September 20-21) for interleague play.

Other highlights of the 2022 regular-season schedule include:

n May 9–15: The Pirates host the Dodgers for three games followed by a four-game series against N.L. Central rival Cincinnati from May 12thru May 15.

n June 30–July 6: A six-game homestand against the Milwaukee Brewers (four games) and New York Yankees (two games), wrapped around a scheduled day off on Monday, July 4.

n Aug. 16–25: A nine-game homestand vs. Boston, Cincinnati and Atlanta.

n Sept. 2–11: A nine-game homestand against the Blue Jays, Mets and Cardinals. The Sept. 5 game against St. Louis will take place on Labor Day.

n Sept. 12–21: A 10-day road trip to Cincinnati and New York that will include four games against the Mets and two against the Yankees with a day off on Monday, Sept. 19.

n Sept. 22–28: The Pirates final homestand will consist of seven divisional games against the Cubs (four) and Reds (three).

n Sept. 30–Oct. 2: The Pirates end the regular season with three games in St. Louis. The entire 2022 schedule can be found at pirates.com.

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