White Sox announce 2012 schedule
The Chicago White Sox will open the 2012 season with a three-game series at Texas. It marks just the third time in the last eight seasons the clubs has opened on the road (2008 and 2011 in Cleveland).
White Sox officials released the 2012 regular-season schedule on Wednesday, and the Sox will play the Rangers April 6-8 before playing a three-game series in Cleveland from April 9-11.
The White Sox celebrate Opening Day at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday, April 13, against Detroit. After the seven-game homestand with the Tigers (April 13-15) and Baltimore (April 16-19), the White Sox embark on a six-game trip to Seattle (April 20-22) and Oakland (April 23-25).
The White Sox and the Cubs will continue their interleague rivalry for the 16th straight season, with the Sox visiting Wrigley Field from May 18-20. The rematch takes place at U.S. Cellular Field on June 18-20. The White Sox lead the all-time regular season series vs. the Cubs, 45-39, after winning four of six games in 2011.
The series vs. the Cubs in May is the first interleague matchup for the Sox in 2012. The White Sox host the Houston Astros from June 8-10 before visiting the St. Louis Cardinals (June 12-14) and Los Angeles Dodgers (June 15-17). The Sox return home to conclude interleague play against the Milwaukee Brewers on June 22-24.
The White Sox play the Boston Red Sox eight times in 2012, with a pair of four-game series (April 26-29 at U.S. Cellular Field and July 16-19 at Fenway Park). The Sox face the New York Yankees seven times, including a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field (Aug. 20-22). The White Sox conclude the 2012 season with a three-game series at Cleveland from Oct. 1-3.
The 2012 schedule (see PDF attachment) is tentative and subject to change. Game times and a complete broadcast schedule will be released at a later date.