Now that the season is officially underway, it’s time to look at some of the best matchups coming up at Camden Yards in April and early May. With each divisional foe paying a visit to Baltimore, it will be a great chance for the defending AL East Champions to get an early idea of where they stand.
As the chase for back-to-back division titles begins, here are a couple of series you should consider making the trip to the ol’ ballpark for:
vs. Boston Red Sox:
The 2013 World Series Champions roll into town for a weekend series April 24-26. New faces to the Bo Sox include former phenom-shortstop Hanley Ramirez and three-time World Series Champ (in the last five years) 3B Pablo Sandoval. Returning faces include uber DH David Ortiz, 2B Dustin Pedroia, 1B Mike Napoli, and RF Shane Victorino. After winning it all in 2013, the Red Sox struggled with injuries and eventually fell to last place in 2014, finishing the season 25 games behind the O’s. They will be seeking redemption in 2015 on a road that now goes through Baltimore.
vs. Tampa Bay Rays:
Of all of the AL East teams heading into 2015, the Tampa Bay Rays may be the one that is most unfamiliar. That starts with new head coach Kevin Cash, who replaces Joe Maddon after 12 years. The Rays will swing through Camden Yards for a three-game weekend series May 1st-3rd. Though the Rays figure to be bottom dwellers in the AL East they have been known to get hot at different times during the season.
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So whether you’re coming to support the O’s or traveling to see your favorite team, we look forward to welcoming you to the spacious accommodations of Holiday Inn Express Baltimore at the Stadiums.