Shades of 1975.
The last time the Red Sox opened their home season against the Milwaukee Brewers, an aging Hank Aaron was making his American League debut, Fred Lynn and Jim Rice were about to embark on historic rookie seasons, and the Sox would go on to win the American League pennant.
It took 39 years, but the Brewers soon will -- once again -- help the Red Sox open the Fenway Park portion of their schedule. They'll provide the opposition when the Sox play their home opener in 2014 on Friday, April 4.
Major League Baseball released the 2014 regular-season schedule on Tuesday afternoon, and the Sox will open their home schedule for the first time with an interleague game. Their season opener will be played four days earlier, on Monday, March 31 in Baltimore. Milwaukee is one of four National League teams that will come to Boston next year; the others are the Cubs, Reds and Braves.
The Red Sox will travel to Atlanta, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh in interleague play.
The Yankees visit Fenway three times: a mid-week series on April 22-24, a weekend set from August 1-3, and the final series of the regular season on the weekend of September 26-28.
The Orioles will provide the opposition on Patriots Day.
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