2012 Interleague Play Schedule for the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates are accustomed to challenges playing in the National League Central. Their Interleague Play schedule for 2012 will pose a challenge, but not one the team will be unable to overcome.

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Interleague Play brings about the same passion and debate as that of the designated hitter and the recent addition of another wild-card team to the Major League Baseball Playoffs. Love it or hate it, the fact remains it is here to stay and will go through additional development when the Houston Astros join the American League West next season.

Instead of a series in May and a two-week stretch in June, Interleague Play is expected to occur all season in some form. It will certainly change the game once again—for better or worse.

Note: All start times Eastern

May 2012

Fri 18, Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers, 7:05 p.m.

Sat 19, Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers, 4:05 p.m.

Sun 20, Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.

June 2012

Fri 8, Kansas City Royals at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

Sat 9, Kansas City Royals at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:15 p.m.

Sun 10, Kansas City Royals at Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m.

Tue 12, Pittsburgh Pirates at Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 p.m.

Wed 13, Pittsburgh Pirates at Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 p.m.

Thu 14, Pittsburgh Pirates at Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 p.m.

Fri 15, Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians, 7:05 p.m.

Sat 16, Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians, 4:05 p.m.

Sun 17, Pittsburgh Pirates at Cleveland Indians, 1:05 p.m.

Tue 19, Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

Wed 20, Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

Thu 21, Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

Fri 22, Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 p.m.

Sat 23, Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates, 4:05 p.m.

Sun 24, Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates, 1:35 p.m.

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Paul Rados is a Cleveland based freelance sportswriter and Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados or leave him a message on Facebook.

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Updated Monday, Apr 9, 2012