White Sox Release 2018 Schedule, Begin Season in Kansas City
White Sox begin 2018 season on the road against Kansas City Royals on March 29. Home opener for South Siders April 5 against Detroit Tigers.
The Chicago White Sox released their schedule on Tuesday for the 2018 season. The Sox will begin next season on the road against the Kansas City Royals on March 29 for a three game series. All 30 MLB teams will play on Opening Day next season.
With the Sox beginning 2018 on the road, they won’t have their home opener until April 5 when they face the Detroit Tigers. The Sox will begin next season with two road series. After their series against the Kansas City Royals, the Sox will head to Toronto to start a three game series with the Blue Jays on April 2.
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The Sox will have four series at home in the first month of next season. After their first home series against the Tigers, the Sox will face the Tampa Bay Rays. The Sox won’t face a National League team until their brief two-game series on the road against the St. Louis Cardinals that will start on May 1. As the AL Central faces the NL Central in Interleague play in 2018, the Sox will have a three game series against the Chicago Cubs both at Wrigley Field and at Guaranteed Rate Field.
However, the first crosstown series will start on May 11 at Wrigley Field, but the Sox won’t see the Cubs again until the last homestand of the season. Both Chicago teams don’t play each other again until Sept. 21 at Guaranteed Rate Field. That should be an interesting series especially if the Cubs are fighting for a postseason berth. The Sox will face the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates on the road, while they will have home contests against the Milwaukee Brewers and Cardinals. The 2018 season will conclude with a road series against the Minnesota Twins that ends on Sept. 30.
The Sox will enter its second season under their current rebuild. Although 2017 could be a 100 loss season, fans have shown they’re very excited to see what’s in store for 2018. Next year, young players such as Yoan Moncada, Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez will have a chance to finish their first complete seasons with the Sox.
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Jose Abreu will be entering his fifth season with the Sox in 2018, and will continue to mentor the young talent on the team. Next season could be very exciting on the South Side as top prospects Eloy Jimenez and Michael Kopech could make their Sox debuts in 2018. With the rebuild in full force, Sox fans could see a fun and youthful team start building the foundation for future success next year.