Red Sox' 2018 schedule begins with earliest opener since 2008

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The Red Sox open the 2018 season on Thursday, March 29 against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg in their earliest opener since 2008 when they began the regular season in Japan. The 2018 schedule, released Tuesday, marks the sixth time in the past seven seasons the Sox have opened on the road. The Sox' home opener is April 5 against the Rays following a two-game interleague series in Miami against the Marlins.

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