The Mariners’ first game of the 2018 season will be on a chilly Thursday night in March.
The 7:10 p.m. first pitch on Opening Night March 29 at Safeco Field will be against the Cleveland Indians, according to MLB’s release Wednesday of the schedule of start times. After a day off Friday, the teams complete the series with day games Saturday and Sunday, both with 1:10 p.m. starts.
Seattle’s updated schedule also includes a change to the start of the Aug. 18 game at Safeco Field against the Los Angeles Dodgers. First pitch is now slated for 7:10 p.m. The 2018 regular season will end Sept. 30, the final day of a three-game series with AL West rival Texas at Safeco Field.
The 2018 season marks the first time since 1968 that every team in the majors will open on the same date. The 1968 campaign began April 10 with 20 clubs. Additionally, the 2018 season will mark the 12th time, and the first since 2011, to open on a Thursday.
Seattle’s complete schedule can be found here.