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As the month of March comes to a close, baseball fans around the country are turning their attention from Spring Training to Opening Day. The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics will open things up with a two-game series in Japan on Wednesday, March 28 and Thursday, March 29, but the action stateside won’t get started until Wednesday, April 4 with a game between two NL teams — the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals and the new-look Miami Marlins. The nationally televised night game will be played at Marlins Park, the newly constructed ballpark in Miami.

Fans in Miami are eagerly snatching up MLB Opening Day Tickets, but they’re not the only ones. Baseball enthusiasts in major league cities all over the U.S. (and Canada) have been snatching up Opening Day Tickets for their respective teams the past few weeks. That demand only figures to go up the closer we get to the start of the season, so if you’re planning on attending your favorite teams first home game of the 2012 MLB Season, you’d be best served by purchasing a seat as soon as possible.

There will be seven games on Thursday, April 5, starting with a contest between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park (first pitch 1:05 pm). Friday, April 6 will bring nine more games, with the Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox kicking things off at 2:05 pm. After that, the MLB season will swing into top gear, with a full slate of games scheduled from then until the end of September. But first comes Opening Day, the most optimistic day of the entire season. Here’s a look at each team’s first home contest, along with ticketing information:


Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays @ Fenway Park - Friday, April 13

New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels @ Yankee Stadium - Friday April 13

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox @ Rogers Centre - Monday April 9

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees @ Tropicana Field - Friday April 6

Baltimore Orioles vs. Minnesota Twins @ Camden Yards - Friday April 6


Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers @ US Cellular Field - Friday April 13

Cleveland Indians vs. Toronto Blue Jays @ Progressive Field - Thurs. April 5

Kansas City Royals vs. Cleveland Indians @ Kauffman Stadium - Fri. April 13

Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox @ Comerica Park - Thursday April 5

Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angels @ Target Field - Monday April 9


Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics @ Safeco Field - Friday April 13

Oakland Athletics vs. Kansas City Royals @ Oakland Athletics - Mon. April 9

Texas Rangers vs. Chicago White Sox @ Rangers Ballpark - Fri. April 6

Los Angeles Angels vs. Kansas City Royals @ Angel Stadium - Friday April 6


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