The Red Sox today released their 2009 schedule. They will open the 2009 regular season at home for the first time since 2002 with a three-game series with their current division rival, Tampa Bay Rays. It is also just the second time since 1996 that they open the regular season in Boston.
They begin interleague on May 21 with a series with the Mets at Fenway. They will play the NL East teams in 2009 as far as interleague goes (and the Braves six times, their traditional "rivals").
The Sox will play the Yankees for the first time at Fenway in a weekend series starting on April 24, and will go the the new Yankee Stadium for the first time on May 2 for two games.
The Red Sox will close the season with a four-game series with Cleveland from October 1-4. To check out the complete 2009 schedule, go here.