If you're feeling depressed about the Boston Red Sox after their fifth straight loss Tuesday night, you can always look ahead to next season.
Major League Baseball released its complete schedule for the 2022 season Wednesday, meaning the Red Sox' 162-game slate for next year is set. Here's the full schedule:
If you don't feel like going through the schedule game-by-game, don't worry: We've got you covered. Here's a quick Q&A-style breakdown of the Red Sox' schedule release, including the best matchups and some notable dates.
When is Red Sox Opening Day in 2022? Who are they playing?
The Red Sox will begin the 2022 season on March 31 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. It's the third year in a row they'll open the season at home.
When are the Red Sox playing the Yankees?
Boston's first series against its American League rival is in New York from April 7 to 10. The teams will meet at Fenway for the first time from July 8 to 10, then play four more series: at New York (July 15-17), in Boston (Aug. 12-14), in Boston (Sept. 13-14) and at New York (Sept. 22-25).
Who are the Red Sox playing on Patriots' Day?
The Sox will host the Minnesota Twins on Monday, April 18, as they continue their tradition of playing in the morning on Patriots' Day. The Boston Marathon is usually run on the same day, although that hasn't been the case since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
What are other notable matchups on the schedule?
The highlight of Boston's 2022 schedule is a trip to Wrigley Field to face the Chicago Cubs from July 1 to 3. That series will be the Red Sox' first visit to Wrigley since 2012.
The Red Sox also will host four National League teams -- the Cincinnati Reds (May 31 to June 1), the St. Louis Cardinals (June 17-19), the Milwaukee Brewers (July 29-31), and the Atlanta Braves (August 9-10) -- and will visit the Braves, Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates as well.
When does the Red Sox' season end?
Boston will finish its season with a three-game set against the Blue Jays in Toronto from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2.