11/18/2013 12:27 P.M. ET
Astros announce 2014 Spring Training schedule
The 2014 season marks Houston's 30th Spring Training at Osceola County Stadium
By / MLB.com
The Houston Astros unveiled their complete 2014 Spring Training schedule today, which includes 13 games at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL, where the Astros will train for their 30th consecutive season. The schedule also includes four exhibition games: two vs. the Texas Rangers in San Antonio for the H-E-B Big League Weekend, and two at Minute Maid Park against the Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz of the Mexican Baseball League.
The Astros will play a total of 31 games this spring, including 27 games in the Grapefruit League. The spring docket opens on Friday, Feb. 28 in nearby Orlando in a matchup with the 2013 National League East Division winners, the Atlanta Braves. That matchup will be one of four against the Braves, who will also visit the Astros for Houston's Spring Training home opener on Sunday, March 2.
Seven of the Astros 13 games in Kissimmee will fall on weekends, including matchups with the New York Yankees (March 8), the Toronto Blue Jays (March 9), the St. Louis Cardinals (March 14, March 22), the Washington Nationals (March 16) and the Miami Marlins (March 21). The Astros schedule also features weekday home games against the Detroit Tigers (March 5), the New York Mets (March 6, March 26), the Philadelphia Phillies (March 20), the Nationals (March 12) and the Braves (March 17).
The Astros will play one night game in Kissimmee this spring, their final game of Grapefruit League play on March 26 at 6:05 p.m. ET vs. the Mets. All other home games are scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET start times.
Following Grapefruit League action, the Astros will travel to San Antonio for two games against the Texas Rangers in San Antonio's Alamodome. Those games, which are part of the H-E-B Big League Weekend, are scheduled for Friday, March 28 (7:05 p.m. CT) and Saturday, March 29 (1:05 p.m. CT). To purchase tickets or for more information on the H-E-B Big League Weekend please visit www.bigleagueweekend.com.
The Astros will play a split-squad matchup with Texas on March 29, as half of the Major League club will be hosting the Rojos del Aguila de Veracruz of the Mexican Baseball League for the first of two exhibition games at Minute Maid Park. Saturday's game is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. CT, while Sunday's matchup will start at 1:10 p.m. CT. This will mark the first time that Veracruz has played a Major League team in a Major League stadium, and the first time that the Astros have hosted a club from the Mexican League.
Information on purchasing Astros Spring Training tickets in Kissimmee and at Minute Maid Park will be released in the upcoming weeks.
Houston Astros 2014 Spring Training Schedule
(as of Nov. 18, 2013, subject to change)
|Friday||Feb. 28||at Atlanta||Orlando||6:05|
|Saturday||March 1||at Detroit||Lakeland||1:05|
|Sunday||March 2||Atlanta (SS)||KISSIMMEE||1:05|
|Monday||March 3||at Miami||Jupiter||1:05|
|Tuesday||March 4||at New York (NL)||Port St. Lucie||1:10|
|Thursday||March 6||New York (NL)||KISSIMMEE||1:05|
|Friday||March 7||at Washington||Viera||1:05|
|Saturday||March 8||New York (AL)||KISSIMMEE||1:05|
|Saturday||March 8||at Philadelphia (SS)||Clearwater||1:05|
|Monday||March 10||at Washington||Viera||1:05|
|Tuesday||March 11||OFF DAY|
|Thursday||March 13||at Toronto||Dunedin||1:05|
|Friday||March 14||St. Louis||KISSIMMEE||1:05|
|Saturday||March 15||at Detroit||Lakeland||1:05|
|Sunday||March 16||Washington (SS)||KISSIMMEE||1:05|
|Tuesday||March 18||at Miami||Jupiter||1:05|
|Wednesday||March 19||at Washington||Viera||6:05|
|Thursday||March 20||Philadelphia (SS)||KISSIMMEE||1:05|
|Saturday||March 22||St. Louis||KISSIMMEE||1:05|
|Sunday||March 23||at St. Louis||Jupiter||1:05|
|Monday||March 24||at Atlanta||Orlando||6:05|
|Tuesday||March 25||OFF DAY|
|Wednesday||March 26||New York (NL)||KISSIMMEE||6:05|
|Thursday||March 27||OFF DAY|
|Friday||March 28||Texas||San Antonio||7:05|
|Saturday||March 29||Veracruz (MX)||Minute Maid Park||6:10|
|Saturday||March 29||Texas||San Antonio||1:05|
|Sunday||March 30||Veracruz (MX)||Minute Maid Park||1:10|
* - all times are local
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