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MLB releases 2016 schedule: Mariners to open April 4 at Texas

If there’s one scheduling constant in Major League Baseball, it’s the Mariners will log more miles than any other club. A lot more, in fact, than nearly all other clubs.

MLB released is 2016 schedule Tuesday morning for all 30 clubs and, yep, the Mariners will again be mileage kings at an estimated 48,811 miles. The Los Angeles Angels rank second at 44,729, followed by Oakland at 42,694.

No surprise.

The Mariners open the season with a three-game series at Texas from April 4-6. After an open date, they begin their home schedule on April 8 with the start to a three-game series against Oakland at Safeco Field.

American League West teams will be paired against teams from the National League Central. St. Louis (June 26-28), Pittsburgh (June 28-29) and Milwaukee (Aug. 19-21) will come to the Northwest.

The Mariners have trips to Cincinnati (May 20-22), Pittsburgh (July 26-27) and the north side of Chicago (July 29-31) for three games against the Cubs.

The annual Vedder Cup against the Padres again covers four straight days — May 30-31 at Safeco, and June 1-2 at San Diego.

Toronto’s annual visit to Safeco comes late in the year: Sept. 19-21. Other notable home series include Boston (Aug. 1-4) and the New York Yankees (Aug. 22-24).

The Mariners have three three-city trips:

*April 15-24 (nine games) at New York (three), Cleveland (three) and Los Angeles (three).

*June 14-23 (10 games): at Tampa Bay (three), Boston (three) and Detroit (four).

*July 22-31 (eight games) : at Toronto (three), Pittsburgh (two) and the Chicago Cubs (three).

The season’s longest homestand is 10 games from Aug. 1-10 against Boston (four), Los Angeles (three) and Detroit (three). The season ends with four home games against Oakland from Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

The Mariners’ estimated road mileage is more than this season (43,254) but less than 2014 (51,634).



April 4-6: at Texas

April 8-10: vs. Oakland

April 11-13: vs. Texas

April 15-17: at New York

April 19-21: at Cleveland

April 22-24: at Los Angeles

April 25-27: vs. Houston

April 29-May 1: vs. Kansas City

May 2-4: at Oakland

May 5-8: at Houston

May 9-11: vs. Tampa Bay

May 13-15: vs. Los Angeles

May 17-19: at Baltimore

May 20-22: at Cincinnati (NL)

May 23-25: vs. Oakland

May 27-29: vs. Minnesota

May 30-31: vs. San Diego (NL)

June 1-2: at San Diego (NL)

June 3-5: at Texas

June 6-9: vs. Cleveland

June 10-12: vs. Texas

June 14-16: at Tampa Bay

June 17-19: at Boston

June 20-23: at Detroit

June 24-26: vs. St. Louis (NL)

June 28-29: vs. Pittsburgh (NL)

June 30-July 3: vs. Baltimore

July 4-6: at Houston

July 7-10: at Kansas City

July 11-14: All-Star break

July 15-17: vs. Houston

July 18-20: vs. Chicago

July 22-24: at Toronto

July 26-27: at Pittsburgh (NL)

July 29-31: at Chicago (NL)

August 1-4: vs. Boston

August 5-7: vs. Los Angeles

August 8-10: vs. Detroit

August 12-14: at Oakland

August 15-18: at Los Angeles

August 19-21: vs. Milwaukee (NL)

August 22-24: vs. New York

August 25-28: at Chicago

August 29-31: at Texas

September 2-4: vs. Los Angeles

September 5-8: vs. Texas

September 9-11: at Oakland

September 12-14: at Los Angeles

September 16-18: vs. Houston

September 19-21: vs. Toronto

September 23-25: at Minnesota

September 26-28: at Houston

September 29-October 2: vs. Oakland


Mariners: 48,811

Los Angeles Angels: 44,728

Oakland Athletics: 42,694

Houston Astros: 41,315

San Francisco Giants: 41,153

Los Angeles Dodgers: 40,962

Texas Rangers: 39,528

San Diego Padres: 37,402

Boston Red Sox: 37,359

Tampa Bay Rays: 37,082

Miami Marlins: 36,266

Arizona Diamondbacks: 35,349

New York Yankees: 35,105

Toronto Blue Jays: 34,266

Colorado Rockies: 33,534

Baltimore Orioles: 32,286

Minnesota Twins: 30,128

Atlanta Braves: 29,175

Kansas City Royals: 29,004

Philadelphia Phillies: 28,966

Chicago White Sox: 28,281

New York Mets: 27,890

St. Louis Cardinals: 27,023

Detroit Tigers: 26,736

Pittsburgh Pirates: 26,588

Milwaukee Brewers: 26,426

Chicago Cubs: 26,214

Cleveland Indians: 25,342

Washington Nationals: 25,205

Cincinnati Reds: 25,026