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Astros release 2012 schedule

For the 26th time in the last 31 years, the Astros will open the regular season at home when they begin the 2012 campaign against the Colorado Rockies on Friday, April 6 at Minute Maid Park in the first of a three-game series.

The schedule, which was released Wednesday, has the Astros opening the season at home with a pair of three-game series against Colorado and Atlanta, including an April 10 game against the Braves that will take place on the 50th anniversary of the franchise’s first game in 1962.

As a bonus, Astros fans will have the chance to get a sneak peek at the 2012 Astros prior to Opening Day when the Chicago White Sox visit Houston for two exhibition games, April 3-4.

The Astros will finish the season on the road at Wrigley Field – one of four trips the team will make to Chicago in 2012 – with the finale coming Oct. 3. Houston will face the Cubs three times in the Windy City, in addition to an Interleague Series against the White Sox in Chicago, June 8-10.

Houston’s first road game of the season will be April 13 with the Astros getting their first look at the Marlins new ballpark, which opens next year, and playing their first game against the soon-to-be re-named Miami Marlins.

In addition to the White Sox, the Astros will play the Kansas City Royals (June 19-20) and Cleveland Indians (June 22-24) at home during Interleague play, as well as their annual home-and-home series against the Texas Rangers.

The Astros will play host to the Rangers May 18-20 and will be in Arlington June 15-17, both of which are weekend series. Texas has won the Lone Star Series from the Astros in each of the last three seasons, winning four of six games this year.

Because of the unbalanced Interleague schedule, the Astros will make two trips to San Francisco – June 12-14 and July 13-15.

The Phillies, who now feature former Astros outfielder Hunter Pence, make their lone visit to Houston for three games Sept. 13-16, and the Cardinals will play at Minute Maid Park three times – May 4-6, June 5-7 and Sept. 24-26.

The Astros will play 17 of 22 games at home from April 30-May 23, with the team’s longest road trip of the season coming July 13-22 when it heads out west for three games in San Francisco, four games in San Diego and for three games in Arizona.

But don’t make holiday plans to see baseball in Houston. The Astros will be on the road on July 4 in Pittsburgh, in Colorado on Memorial Day on May 28 and in Pittsburgh on Labor Day on Sept. 3.

Here is the schedule:

DAY GAMEDATE AWAY HOME
Fri 4/6/2012 Colorado Rockies Houston Astros
Sat 4/7/2012 Colorado Rockies Houston Astros
Sun 4/8/2012 Colorado Rockies Houston Astros
Mon 4/9/2012 Atlanta Braves Houston Astros
Tue 4/10/2012 Atlanta Braves Houston Astros
Wed 4/11/2012 Atlanta Braves Houston Astros
Fri 4/13/2012 Houston Astros Florida Marlins
Sat 4/14/2012 Houston Astros Florida Marlins
Sun 4/15/2012 Houston Astros Florida Marlins
Mon 4/16/2012 Houston Astros Washington Nationals
Tue 4/17/2012 Houston Astros Washington Nationals
Wed 4/18/2012 Houston Astros Washington Nationals
Thu 4/19/2012 Houston Astros Washington Nationals
Fri 4/20/2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Houston Astros
Sat 4/21/2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Houston Astros
Sun 4/22/2012 Los Angeles Dodgers Houston Astros
Mon 4/23/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Tue 4/24/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Wed 4/25/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Fri 4/27/2012 Houston Astros Cincinnati Reds
Sat 4/28/2012 Houston Astros Cincinnati Reds
Sun 4/29/2012 Houston Astros Cincinnati Reds
Mon 4/30/2012 New York Mets Houston Astros
Tue 5/1/2012 New York Mets Houston Astros
Wed 5/2/2012 New York Mets Houston Astros
Fri 5/4/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Sat 5/5/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Sun 5/6/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Mon 5/7/2012 Florida Marlins Houston Astros
Tue 5/8/2012 Florida Marlins Houston Astros
Wed 5/9/2012 Florida Marlins Houston Astros
Fri 5/11/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Sat 5/12/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Sun 5/13/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Mon 5/14/2012 Houston Astros Philadelphia Phillies
Tue 5/15/2012 Houston Astros Philadelphia Phillies
Wed 5/16/2012 Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Thu 5/17/2012 Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Fri 5/18/2012 Texas Rangers Houston Astros
Sat 5/19/2012 Texas Rangers Houston Astros
Sun 5/20/2012 Texas Rangers Houston Astros
Mon 5/21/2012 Chicago Cubs Houston Astros
Tue 5/22/2012 Chicago Cubs Houston Astros
Wed 5/23/2012 Chicago Cubs Houston Astros
Fri 5/25/2012 Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers
Sat 5/26/2012 Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers
Sun 5/27/2012 Houston Astros Los Angeles Dodgers
Mon 5/28/2012 Houston Astros Colorado Rockies
Tue 5/29/2012 Houston Astros Colorado Rockies
Wed 5/30/2012 Houston Astros Colorado Rockies
Thu 5/31/2012 Houston Astros Colorado Rockies
Fri 6/1/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Sat 6/2/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Sun 6/3/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Tue 6/5/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Wed 6/6/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Thu 6/7/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Fri 6/8/2012 Houston Astros Chicago White Sox
Sat 6/9/2012 Houston Astros Chicago White Sox
Sun 6/10/2012 Houston Astros Chicago White Sox
Tue 6/12/2012 Houston Astros San Francisco Giants
Wed 6/13/2012 Houston Astros San Francisco Giants
Thu 6/14/2012 Houston Astros San Francisco Giants
Fri 6/15/2012 Houston Astros Texas Rangers
Sat 6/16/2012 Houston Astros Texas Rangers
Sun 6/17/2012 Houston Astros Texas Rangers
Mon 6/18/2012 Kansas City Royals Houston Astros
Tue 6/19/2012 Kansas City Royals Houston Astros
Wed 6/20/2012 Kansas City Royals Houston Astros
Fri 6/22/2012 Cleveland Indians Houston Astros
Sat 6/23/2012 Cleveland Indians Houston Astros
Sun 6/24/2012 Cleveland Indians Houston Astros
Mon 6/25/2012 San Diego Padres Houston Astros
Tue 6/26/2012 San Diego Padres Houston Astros
Wed 6/27/2012 San Diego Padres Houston Astros
Thu 6/28/2012 San Diego Padres Houston Astros
Fri 6/29/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Sat 6/30/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Sun 7/1/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Mon 7/2/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Tue 7/3/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Wed 7/4/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Thu 7/5/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Fri 7/6/2012 Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Sat 7/7/2012 Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Sun 7/8/2012 Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Fri 7/13/2012 Houston Astros San Francisco Giants
Sat 7/14/2012 Houston Astros San Francisco Giants
Sun 7/15/2012 Houston Astros San Francisco Giants
Mon 7/16/2012 Houston Astros San Diego Padres
Tue 7/17/2012 Houston Astros San Diego Padres
Wed 7/18/2012 Houston Astros San Diego Padres
Thu 7/19/2012 Houston Astros San Diego Padres
Fri 7/20/2012 Houston Astros Arizona Diamondbacks
Sat 7/21/2012 Houston Astros Arizona Diamondbacks
Sun 7/22/2012 Houston Astros Arizona Diamondbacks
Mon 7/23/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Tue 7/24/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Wed 7/25/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Thu 7/26/2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Houston Astros
Fri 7/27/2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Houston Astros
Sat 7/28/2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Houston Astros
Sun 7/29/2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Houston Astros
Mon 7/30/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Tue 7/31/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Wed 8/1/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Fri 8/3/2012 Houston Astros Atlanta Braves
Sat 8/4/2012 Houston Astros Atlanta Braves
Sun 8/5/2012 Houston Astros Atlanta Braves
Mon 8/6/2012 Washington Nationals Houston Astros
Tue 8/7/2012 Washington Nationals Houston Astros
Wed 8/8/2012 Washington Nationals Houston Astros
Thu 8/9/2012 Washington Nationals Houston Astros
Fri 8/10/2012 Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Sat 8/11/2012 Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Sun 8/12/2012 Milwaukee Brewers Houston Astros
Mon 8/13/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Tue 8/14/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Wed 8/15/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Fri 8/17/2012 Arizona Diamondbacks Houston Astros
Sat 8/18/2012 Arizona Diamondbacks Houston Astros
Sun 8/19/2012 Arizona Diamondbacks Houston Astros
Tue 8/21/2012 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals
Wed 8/22/2012 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals
Thu 8/23/2012 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals
Fri 8/24/2012 Houston Astros New York Mets
Sat 8/25/2012 Houston Astros New York Mets
Sun 8/26/2012 Houston Astros New York Mets
Tue 8/28/2012 San Francisco Giants Houston Astros
Wed 8/29/2012 San Francisco Giants Houston Astros
Thu 8/30/2012 San Francisco Giants Houston Astros
Fri 8/31/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Sat 9/1/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Sun 9/2/2012 Cincinnati Reds Houston Astros
Mon 9/3/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Tue 9/4/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Wed 9/5/2012 Houston Astros Pittsburgh Pirates
Fri 9/7/2012 Houston Astros Cincinnati Reds
Sat 9/8/2012 Houston Astros Cincinnati Reds
Sun 9/9/2012 Houston Astros Cincinnati Reds
Mon 9/10/2012 Chicago Cubs Houston Astros
Tue 9/11/2012 Chicago Cubs Houston Astros
Wed 9/12/2012 Chicago Cubs Houston Astros
Thu 9/13/2012 Philadelphia Phillies Houston Astros
Fri 9/14/2012 Philadelphia Phillies Houston Astros
Sat 9/15/2012 Philadelphia Phillies Houston Astros
Sun 9/16/2012 Philadelphia Phillies Houston Astros
Tue 9/18/2012 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals
Wed 9/19/2012 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals
Thu 9/20/2012 Houston Astros St. Louis Cardinals
Fri 9/21/2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Houston Astros
Sat 9/22/2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Houston Astros
Sun 9/23/2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Houston Astros
Mon 9/24/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Tue 9/25/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Wed 9/26/2012 St. Louis Cardinals Houston Astros
Fri 9/28/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Sat 9/29/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Sun 9/30/2012 Houston Astros Milwaukee Brewers
Mon 10/1/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Tue 10/2/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
Wed 10/3/2012 Houston Astros Chicago Cubs
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