The Mets' interleague schedule will have an American League West flair next season.
In addition to the customary home-and-home series with the Yankees, the Mets are due to play at Texas and at Detroit in 2011 and will play host to the Los Angeles Angels and Oakland Athletics. While the schedule has yet to be officially released, the Mets will open the season on the road against the Florida Marlins, according to a source with knowledge of the schedule.
The Mets have played at Texas one other time -- in 2003, during a series in which Steve Phillips was fired as GM and Jose Reyes was promoted a day before his 20th birthday. The Mets last played at Detroit in 2007. That series included the Tigers winning the rubber game, 15-7, after pounding Tom Glavine for nine runs in 4 1/3 innings.
The Angels last visited Flushing in 2005. The Athletics last visited in 2007.