The Houston Astros’ 2017 schedule was released by Major League Baseball on Wednesday.
The subject-to-change schedule features the Astros opening their 2017 campaign with a seven-game homestand against their AL West counterpart the Seattle Mariners on April 3-6 and the 2015 World Series champion Kansas City Royals April 7-9.
The Astros meet AL West-rival the Texas Rangers for the first time May 1-4 for a four-game series.
Houston ends its season on the road with a three-game series against the Rangers (Sept. 25-27) and a four-game series vs. the Boston Red Sox.
Also of note, interleague play will pit the AL West against the NL East, which includes the Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves.