Chicago Cubs release 2015 schedule; open at home v. Cards


With only a couple weeks left in the season, fans who have been paying attention to the Cubs farm system are eager for this year to end just so they could see how this team performs in 2015.

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Will Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, Junior Lake, Jorge Soler, and the rest of the young talent who played with the Major League club in 2014 be able to win themselves a spot on the Opening Day roster? Will Luis Valbuena remain with the organization knowing top prospect Kris Bryant could be big league ready as soon as next season after having a monster year with the Double and Triple-A affiliates? There are plenty of question marks with this team; most of them are with the starting rotation and bullpen – but for right now, we’ll save that topic for another time.

Opening Day will be Monday April 6, 2015 against the St. Louis Cardinals, a three-game series that will lead into a three-game weekend road trip to Colorado to take on the Rockies before a week-long homestand. Now this season, the Cubs seen interleague action largely featured clubs from the American League East, but next year, Chicago will take on the American League Central.

Anthony Rizzo and the Cubs will take on the Cleveland Indians in a four-game series which will include two home games – then a brief two-game road trip to Cleveland, a week after a short two-game set with the Detroit Tigers in the middle of June. As soon as the Cubs are done with the Indians, they’ll travel to Minnesota and take on the Twins. The last time these two squared off, Alfonso Soriano launched a moonshot that almost cleared the entire stadium.

The White Sox will visit the North Side of Chicago for a three-game weekend series right before the All-Star Break on Tuesday, July 14. These two teams will meet for the second and final time a month later when the Cubs visit the White Sox for yet another weekend series before hosting the Tigers for two games the following Tuesday.

Kansas City will be in town from May 29-31 before a nine-game road trip to Miami, Washington and then, of course Detroit. It’s the second-longest road trip for the team, the longest being 10 games in September against the Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies and the Pittsburgh Pirates before an interdivision homestand.

The 2015 season will end on the road this year, with what we hope will be a hopeful playoff run going through Cincinnati and Milwaukee, concluding Oct. 4. You can review the rest of the schedule including game times by visiting the Cubs’ official website.