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Astros announce 2013 Spring Training schedule

The Houston Astros unveiled their 2013 Spring Training schedule today, which includes 16 home dates, with nine of those games landing on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. 

The 2013 season will mark the Astros first season in the American League, and the club’s 29th season of Spring Training at Osceola County Stadium in Kissimmee, FL. The Astros begin the 2013 Grapefruit League schedule on Saturday, February 23 against the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, FL, before hosting the New York Mets on Sunday, February 24, in the club’s Spring Home Opener. Start times to all Spring games will be announced at a later date. Game dates and times are subject to change.

Ten of the Astros’ 16 home games will feature teams that made the playoffs in 2012, starting with the reigning American League Champion Detroit Tigers (Tuesday, February 26) and A.L. East Champion New York Yankees (Thursday, February 28). The Astros will then host the National League Wild Card winner and 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals on Friday, March 1, before hosting the N.L. Wild Card participant Atlanta Braves on Saturday, March 2. The Washington Nationals, this year’s N.L. East Champion and former organization of Astros Manager Bo Porter, will visit Osceola County Stadium on Thursday, March 7, followed by the Braves, who return to Kissimmee on Friday, March 8.

The Phillies, a club that has made the playoffs in five of the last six seasons, will be in Kissimmee on Sunday, March 10, followed by the return of the Nationals on Wednesday, March 13. The Astros will then host their former division-rival Pittsburgh Pirates (Friday, March 15), the Toronto Blue Jays (Sunday, March 17) and the Mets, who return on Wednesday, March 20.

The Astros will wrap up their Spring home schedule by hosting the Cardinals (Friday, March 22), the Miami Marlins (Sunday, March 24), the Nationals (Monday, March 25) and the Tigers, who will take part in the Astros’ final Spring home game on Thursday, March 28.

Information on purchasing Astros Spring Training tickets will be released in the upcoming weeks.

2013 Houston Astros Spring Training Schedule

(as of Nov. 8, 2012, subject to change)

 Day        Date        Opponent        Site        Time

Saturday        February 23        Philadelphia        Clearwater        TBA

Sunday        February 24        New York Mets        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Monday        February 25        St. Louis        Jupiter        TBA

Tuesday        February 26        Detroit        KISSIMMEE        TBA

                            Tampa Bay        Port Charlotte        TBA

Wednesday        February 27        Toronto        Dunedin        TBA

Thursday        February 28        New York Yankees (ss)        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Friday        March 1        St. Louis        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Saturday        March 2        Atlanta        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Sunday        March 3        Pittsburgh        Bradenton        TBA

Monday        March 4        Detroit        Lakeland        TBA

Tuesday        March 5        Washington        Viera        TBA

Wednesday        March 6        No Game Scheduled

Thursday        March 7        Washington        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Friday        March 8        Atlanta (ss)        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Saturday        March 9        New York Mets        Port St. Lucie        TBA

Sunday        March 10        Philadelphia        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Monday        March 11        No Game Scheduled

Tuesday        March 12        Miami        Jupiter        TBA

Wednesday        March 13        Washington (ss)        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Thursday        March 14        Washington        Viera        TBA

Friday        March 15        Pittsburgh        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Saturday        March 16        Washington        Viera        TBA

Sunday        March 17        Toronto        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Monday        March 18        No Game Scheduled

Tuesday        March 19        Toronto        Dunedin        TBA

Wednesday        March 20        New York Mets        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Thursday        March 21        Detroit        Lakeland        TBA

Friday        March 22        St. Louis        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Saturday        March 23        Atlanta (ss)        Orlando        TBA

Sunday        March 24        Miami        KISSIMMEE        TBA

Monday        March 25        Washington        KISSIMMEE        TBA       

Tuesday        March 26        New York Yankees        Tampa        TBA

Wednesday        March 27        New York Mets        Port St. Lucie        TBA

Thursday        March 28        Atlanta        Orlando        TBA

                                Detroit        KISSIMMEE        TBA

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