Phillies to open 2010 against Nationals

Phillies to open 2010 against Nationals

PHILADELPHIA -- Major League Baseball released its 2010 schedule Tuesday, which has the Phillies opening their season April 5 in Washington.

The Phillies play their home opener April 12 against the Nationals.

Philadelphia hosts Boston from May 21-23. The Phillies play the Red Sox and the Yankees in an Interleague road trip from June 11-17. They host the Twins and Indians at Citizens Bank Park from June 18-24 before playing the Blue Jays in Toronto from June 25-27. The Toronto series is the beginning of a 10-game road trip that includes Cincinnati and Pittsburgh.

The Phillies have 10-game homestands April 30 -- May 9 against the Mets, the Cardinals and the Braves and Aug. 17-26 against the Giants, Nationals and the Astros.

Philadelphia plays its final 24 games against the National League East. It has a nine-game homestand against Washington, Atlanta and New York from Sept. 17-26 before finishing the season with a six-game road trip against the Nationals and Braves from Sept. 27-Oct. 3.

Todd Zolecki is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.