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2013 Colorado Rockies Schedule Includes Home Series With Rays, Yankees

The Colorado Rockies' 2013 schedule was announced on Wednesday. Among the highlights, the Rockies will welcome the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees to Coors Field in early May.

September 11, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; A general view during the third inning between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE
September 11, 2012; Denver, CO, USA; A general view during the third inning between the San Francisco Giants and the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-US PRESSWIRE

The Colorado Rockies received their 2013 MLB schedule Wednesday morning with some obvious changes already in store.

The Rockies will be spending Opening Day in Milwaukee when they begin the season on Monday, April 1 with a three-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers. Colorado will then have a day off before heading back home to take on the San Diego Padres for the first game in front of their fans at Coors Field.

Additionally, with the shift of the Houston Astros to the AL West, interleague play will now be year round with the American League and the National League each owning 15 teams. The first AL foe that the Rockies will be taking on is the Tampa Bay Rays at home on Friday, May 3.

Following those three games, Colorado will get a day off before the New York Yankees head into town for three games of action. The Rockies play a total of 20 interleague games throughout the entirety of the season.

With the shifting of power, each club will now play 19 games against their divisional opponents for a total of 76 divisional games. These 19 games will be played in six series, three at home and three on the road, to go along with the 66 non-divisional same-league games.

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