Mariners release 2015 schedule as team fights for playoff berth

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The Seattle Mariners tweeted this photo of a lightning strike off to the top right at Safeco Field during Mariners game Monday night.

SEATTLE — The Mariners released a tentative version of the 2015 regular season schedule Monday as the team continues to fight for a playoff berth that would extend the 2014 season.

The Mariners released notable dates of the 2015 schedule, as the full schedule is yet to be decided. The notable dates and series are:

Opening Day: Monday, April 6 against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field. This is the first day game for a season opener since 2010.

Opening Homestand:  The opening homestand is a brief three-game set with the Angels, followed by a six-game trip to Oakland for three against the Athletics (April 10-12) and Los Angeles for three against the Dodgers (April 13-15).

First three months of the season: The first three months of the season will see the Mariners spending a lot of weekends at home with back-to-back nine-game homestands in April-May, followed by an 11-game homestand in June. Highlights include a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox (May 14-17) and a three-game series against the New York Yankees (June 1-3).

Interleague play: During the 2015 season, the Mariners will play interleague games against teams from the National League West with home matchups against the San Diego Padres (May 12-13), San Francisco Giants (June 17-18), Arizona Diamondbacks (July 27-29), and Colorado Rockies (September 11-13).

The Mariners also travel to Los Angeles to meet the Dogers (April 13-15), San Francisco to meet the Giants (June 15-17), San Diego to play the Padres (June 30-July1), and Denver to meet the Rockies (August 3-5).

Some Holidays: The Mariners will play at home on Mother’s Day (May 10 vs. Oakland), Father’s Day (June 21 vs. Houston), and Labor Day (September 7 vs. Texas)

The Mariners are 78-64 this season and in the midst of a battle for a American League Wild Card berth. The team is hot of late, coming off a 5-2 roadtrip in Oakland and Texas. Currently, the team has a .5 game lead over the Detroit Tigers for the second wild card.


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