Rockies announce 2018 schedule

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Denver, Colo. - The Colorado Rockies released its 2018 season schedule on Tuesday.

Some highlights of the schedule include their home opener against the Braves on April 6th, and on Mother's Day (May 13th) the Rockies will face Milwaukee at home.

The Rockies will play the AL West in interleague play, hosting the Los Angeles Angels, Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners and Oakland A's. On the road, they'll face the Angels, Astros, Mariners and Texas Rangers.

Also, in order to give players more off days, the start of the 2018 season will be on the earliest ever, March 29

“ The 2018 season will mark the first under the new scheduling format agreed to as part of the 2017-2021 Basic Agreement between MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA). The new format extends the length of the season by adding an additional weekend of play at the beginning of the season. Each Club will receive three to four additional off days spread throughout the season to provide additional rest and opportunities for rescheduling. As a result, the March 29th start date to the regular season will mark the earliest Opening Day in Major League history, excluding special season-openers at international venues. The earliest opening date for a season at traditional Major League ballparks was previously March 30th, when the 2003, 2008 and 2014 seasons began.

You can go here for a full look at the schedule.