By: Adam Spolane - SportsRadio 610By Adam Spolane

When the Astros open the 2015 season on April 6, they’ll do so at Minute Maid Park with Terry Francona’s Cleveland Indians in the opposite dugout.


It will be the Tribe’s only visit to Houston in the regular season, and the Astros will make a return visit to Progressive Field for a four game series three months later.


After an off-day on April 7, the Astros and Indians will play twice more at Minute Maid, before the Astros start their defense of the Silver Boot on April 10 in Arlington in the first of 19 meetings against the Texas Rangers, who will visit Houston for the first time on May 4.


The Astros will start the season with 9-of-12 at home, before setting off for a nine-game west-coast road trip to Seattle, Oakland, and San Diego in the first of 20 games against National League West foes.


Along with the three games in San Diego, the Astros will play a 3-game set at Arizona to close the season after hosting them for three July 31-August 2. Yasiel Puig and the Los Angeles Dodgers will visit Minute Maid Park for three games on August 21, and the team will play home and home 2-game series with the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants.


On June 25, the New York Yankees make their only visit to Houston for a 4-game series, while the Boston Red Sox in town for three games on July 21.


In a year that will mark the 10-year anniversary of the team’s last playoff appearance, the Astros longest homestand and road trip will be 10 games. They will go into the all-star break with three games in Boston, and Tampa Bay with four in Cleveland in between.


The series against the Dodgers concludes the Astros season-long 10-game homestand that will begin August 14 with series against the Tigers and Rays preceding it.


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