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Royals to open 2016 season at home against Mets

The Royals, according to the 2016 MLB schedule released Tuesday, will open next season against a National League team for the first time. The New York Mets will visit Kauffman Stadium for games April 4 and 6.

The schedule released Tuesday does not include times or television information. Dates are subject to change.

Other highlights of the schedule:

▪ The Royals-Cardinals series is set for June 27-30 with the first two games in Kansas City and the last two in St. Louis.

▪ The other home games vs. NL East teams are May 2-4 vs. Washington and May 13-15 vs. Atlanta.

▪ The Boston Red Sox visit KC on May 16-18 and the New York Yankees play at The K on Aug. 29-31.

▪ The Royals end the season on a six-game homestand: vs. Minnesota on Sept. 27-29 and vs. Cleveland on Sept. 30-Oct. 2.

Royals 2016 schedule

Times, TV are TBA; all dates subject to change

▪ APRIL: 4-6 vs. N.Y. Mets; 8-10 vs. Minnesota; 11-14 at Houston; 15-17 at Oakland; 19-21 vs. Detroit; 22-24 vs. Baltimore; 25-27 at LA Angels; 29-30 at Seattle

▪ MAY: 1 at Seattle; 2-4 vs. Washington; 6-8 at Cleveland; 9-12 at N.Y. Yankees; 13-15 vs. Atlanta; 16-18 vs. Boston; 20-22 at Chicago (AL); 23-25 at Minnesota; 26-29 vs. Chicago (AL); 30-31 vs. Tampa Bay

▪ JUNE: 1 vs. Tampa Bay; 2-5 at Cleveland; 6-8 at Baltimore; 10-12 at Chicago (AL); 13-15 vs. Cleveland; 16-19 vs. Detroit; 21-22 at N.Y. Mets; 24-26 vs. Houston; 27-28 vs. St. Louis; 29-30 at St. Louis

▪ JULY: 1-3 at Philadelphia; 4-6 at Toronto; 7-10 vs. Seattle; 12 All-Star Game; 15-17 at Detroit; 18-20 vs. Cleveland; 22-24 vs. Texas; 25-27 vs. LA Angels; 28-31 at Texas

▪ AUGUST: 1-4 at Tampa Bay; 5-7 vs. Toronto; 9-11 vs. Chicago (AL); 12-14 at Minnesota; 15-17 at Detroit; 18-21 vs. Minnesota; 23-25 at Miami; 26-28 at Boston; 29-31 vs. N.Y. Yankees

▪ SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER: 2-4 vs. Detroit; 5-7 at Minnesota; 9-11 at Chicago (AL); 12-15 vs. Oakland; 16-18 vs. Chicago (AL); 20-22 at Cleveland; 23-25 at Detroit; 27-29 vs. Minnesota; 30-2 vs. Cleveland

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