Red Sox 2014 schedule unveiled

Major League Baseball unveiled its 2014 schedule on Tuesday, a slate that has the Boston Red Sox opening the season on March 31 in Baltimore.

Among the other highlights (click HERE for the full schedule):

* After the three games in Baltimore (March 31, April 2-3), the Red Sox return home and open with an interleague series against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 4. That opening homestand includes a series against the Texas Rangers.

* Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs visit Fenway for a three-game series June 30-July 2.

* The Patriots Day opponent will be the Orioles, who will be in town over the weekend for a four-game series April 18-21.

* The Sox will finish the regular season at home with a three-game series Sept. 26-28 against the Yankees, preceded by three games at home against the Tampa Bay Rays Sept. 23-25.

* The Yankees, who did not visit Boston for the first time this season until after the All-Star break, will make an April visit next season, a three-game set April 22-24. They will be in Boston for another three games Aug. 1-3.

* The Sox will be playing NL Central opponents in interleague play, in addition to a home-and-home series against the Braves: two games in Atlanta May 26-27 followed by two games in Fenway May 28-29.

* The Reds come to Fenway Park for two games May 6 and 7. The Sox play the Cardinals in St. Louis Aug. 5-7, the Reds in Cincinnati Aug. 12-13, and the Pirates in Pittsburgh Sept. 16-18.

ESPNBoston.com obtained a preliminary version of the schedule earlier this summer.