Reds start the 2015 campaign with the Pirates

2015 will be a big year for Cincinnati as the Reds host the All-Star Game.

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The Reds will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 6 in their traditional Opening Day game in Cincinnati.

Major League Baseball released its 2015 schedule for all 30 teams Monday.

Cincinnati starts the season with a six-game homestand against division rivals Pittsburgh and St. Louis. In the month of April, all but one of the Reds’ games are against a division foe (April 30 vs. Atlanta).

The Battle for the Ohio Cup will again be played out on weekends, as the Reds head to Cleveland Friday, May 22 – Sunday, May 24, then host the Indians Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19.

July will be a big month for the Reds as the host baseball’s Midsummer Classic with the game set to be played Tuesday, July 14.

Should the Reds be in the playoff hunt they’ll get a nice dose of home cooking with their longest homestand of the season coming in the beginning of September with 10 straight games from the 4th through the 13th.

The Reds begin their slate with the Pirates and also finish it with them, travelling to Pittsburgh to close the campaign with a three-game set from Oct. 2-4.

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