Cubs in 2007

The Chicago Cubs today announced their tentative 2007 season schedule, which begins with Opening Day on Monday, April 2 at Cincinnati.

After a six-game road trip against Cincinnati (April 2-5) and Milwaukee (April 6-8), the Cubs will begin an eight-game homestand with the club's home opener against the Houston Astros on Monday, April 9. The season-opening homestand will feature three-game sets with the Astros (April 9-11) and Reds (April 13-15) before a two-game series with the Padres (April 16-17).

The 2007 schedule features four Interleague series, beginning with a three-game set vs. the White Sox from May 18-20. The Cubs will host the Seattle Mariners' first-ever appearance at Wrigley Field on June 12-14 before Chicago closes out the Interleague portion of their schedule with three-game series at the Texas Rangers (June 19-21) and the White Sox (June 22-24).

Chicago is slated to host three holiday games, beginning with a Memorial Day contest against the Florida Marlins on Monday, May 28. On Sunday, June 17, the Cubs will host the Padres on Father's Day, and on Monday, September 3, the Cubs will host the Los Angeles Dodgers for a Labor Day showdown.

The Cubs are tentatively scheduled to have two, season-high 10-game homestands, both coming after the All-Star break. The first 10-game stretch will pit the Cubs against Houston, San Francisco and Arizona (July 13-22) while the second 10-game homestand will feature Milwaukee, Houston and Los Angeles (August 28-September 6).

Chicago's longest road trip of the season will come at the tail end of the 2007 schedule when the Cubs play nine-straight road contests against National Central Division rivals Pittsburgh, Houston and St. Louis from September 7-16.

The home portion of the 2007 schedule is tentatively scheduled to finish with a six-game homestand against Cincinnati and Pittsburgh (September 17-23) before Chicago finishes the campaign on the road against Florida and Cincinnati, September 25-30.

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