MLB Interleague Master Schedule In 2017: AL Looking To Speedbag The NL For A 14th Straight Year

AL vs NL

We go over this every season, but I am shocked to not see that much coverage on the issue.  The American League has absolutely thrashed on the National League in Interleague for the last 13 years.

Don’t tell me this is an anomaly.  This is a massive trend.  Plus no, the answer is not to eliminate MLB Interleague to level out the playing field.

I am already not going to watch the ALL – Star Game this year because it doesn’t mean anything.  Yes. I may be in the minority of the game actually being worth something in the MidSmmer Classic.  For those keep scoring at home, the League that actually won the All Star Game incredibly played 3 less games than the loser thanks to MLB’s brilliant (insert sarcasm here) 2 – 3 – 2 format.

But I guess no one else remember’s guys high fiving each other in the dugout once they were lifted in the ALL – Star Game, so they could catch a plane.  I will watch the HR Derby, and that is it.  I digress.

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Wins by league Heading into 2017

Year Best record Games AL NL %*
1997 National 214 97 117 .547
1998 American 224 114 110 .509
1999 National 251 116 135 .538
2000 American 251 136 115 .542
2001 American 252 132 120 .524
2002 National 252 123 129 .512
2003 National 252 115 137 .544
2004 American 252 127 125 .504
2005 American 252 136 116 .540
2006 American 252 154 98 .611
2007 American 252 137 115 .544
2008 American 252 149 103 .591
2009 American 252 138 114 .548
2010 American 252 134 118 .532
2011 American 252 131 121 .520
2012 American 252 142 110 .563
2013 American 300 154 146 .513
2014 American 300 163 137 .543
2015 American 300 167 133 .557
2016 American 300 165 135 .550

MLB Interleague results for 2016:  AL Wins the season series for the 13th straight year! 165 – 135 (.550):  AL Leads ALL – Time Record over the NL:  2730 – 2434 (.529)

In the last 3468 Games of AL vs NL in this 13 season win streak, the Junior Circuit is sporting a tidy record of 1897 – 1571  (.547),  This is equating to about 28 Games over .500 per campaign now in a 300 Game schedule.

I hardly think that 2017 will be any different.  We have called for the American League to repeat their 2015 campaign where they won 167 games.  This will mean more wins in the AL than the AL (1232- 1198) out of the 2430 total games.

There is more parity in the American League, and all of them will feast on the Phillies, Braves, Brewers, Reds and Padres for sure.

Even with the AL teams not being able to play their Designated Hitter in the NL Parks, they hold this mark.

Purists will call for the elimination of the DH altogether, and I have come full circle to that thinking too.  But I also don’t want to see the Pitcher hit either.

It will take a top pitcher like Clayton Kershaw or Max Scherzer to blow his leg like Chien-Ming Wang in order for the chuckers not to hit in either league.

Again this is a topic we have addressed.

One other thing I would like the MLB do is to have the worst records of both the American League and National League play the last weekend of the regular season the following year.  This would mean the Minnesota Twins versus the Reds or Padres.

The Interleague year end series will be the Royals hosting the DiamondBacks.  I am not sure that series will have postseason ramifications this time around.

Last season the Tigers could not beat the lowly Braves in the last weekend, but the Tigers would have had to have won at least 2 games beyond that – in order to make the Wild Card Game.  Let’s eliminate that.

If you want to go one further, why not have the 14th team in each league play the series before that.  Yes it may not be these clubs turns to face each other in Interleague, but the MLB could make it happen.

I also believe that we have not seen MLB Interleague expanded due to the dominance of the Interleague play since 2004.

Each club plays 20 games of their 162 game schedule against the other league.  I have long since hoped that would double.  This will never be the case under the current format.

Another thing i see wrong in a lot of predictions from writers are the inefficient amount of total wins for the Leagues and as a whole,  Interleague records must be factored in.

If the AL has 1232 wins. than the National League sure as hell better have 1232 losses in the columns too.  when you play your own league and even amount of Wins and Losses are created for the 2130 Games.

Okay..So I didn’t mean to piss you off here.  The good news is that we have a dedicated page to feature the MLB Interleague results, that will not have this entire diatribe.  Please click the link here.

MLB Scheduling 2017

Day + Date     Away and Home, Times Start In EST

APR

WEEK 1 (Includes Season Opener Sunday Apr 2, 2017)

2017

Sunday, Apr 2  (0 Games)

There are no Interleague Games On this Day

Monday, Apr 3 (1 Game)

Pirates @ Red Sox (Fenway Park Season Opener)

Tuesday  Apr 4  (0 Gamea)

There are no Interleague Games On this Day

Wednesday Apr 5 (1 Game)

Pirates  @ Red Sox 7;10

Thursday Apr 6 (1 Game)

Pirates  @ Red Sox 1:35

Friday Apr 7 (1 Game)

Indians @ D’Backs 9:40

Saturday Apr 8 (1 Game)

Indians @ D’Backs 8:10

Sunday  Apr 9 (1 Game)

Indians @ D’Backs 4:10

Week 2

Monday Apr 10 (0 Games)

There are no Interleague Games On This Day

Tuesday Apr 11 (1 Game)

Brewers @ Blue Jays 7:07

Wednesday Apr 12 (1 Game)

Brewers @ Blue Jays 7:07

Thursday Apr 13 (0 Games)

There are no Interleague Games On This Day

Friday  Apr 14 (1 Game)

Cardinals @ Yankees 7:05

Saturday Apr 15  (1 Game) (Jackie Robinson Day)

Cardinals @ Yankees 1:05

Sunday Apr 16 (1 Game)

Cardinals @ Yankees 8:05 (ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME)

Week 3

 

Monday Apr.17  ( 1 Game)

Marlins @ M’s 10:10

Tuesday Apr 18 (3 Games)

Marlins @ M’s 10:10

O’s @ Reds 7:10

Giants @ Royals 8:15

Wednesday Apr 19 (3 Games)

Marlins @ M’s 3:40

O’s @ Reds 7:10

Giants @ Royals 8:15

Thursday Apr 20 (1 Game)

O’s @ Reds 7:10

Friday Apr 21 (1 Game)

Yankees @ Pirates 7:05

Saturday Apr 22 (1 Game)

Yankees @ Pirates 7:05

Sunday  Apr 23 (1 Game)

Yankees @ Pirates 1:35

Week 4

Monday Apr 24 (0 Games)

There are no Interleague Games On this Day

Tuesday Apr 25 ( 1 Game)

Blue Jays @ Cardinals 8:15

Wednesday Apr 26 (1 Game)

Blue Jays @ Cardinals 8:15

Thursday Apr 27 (1 Game)

Blue Jays @ Cardinals 1:45

Friday Apr.28 (1 Game)

Cubs @ Red Sox 7:10

Saturday Apr.29 (1 Game)

Cubs @ Red Sox 4:05

Sunday Apr 30 (1 Game)

Cubs @ Red Sox 8:05 (ESPN SUNDAY NIGHT GAME)

MAY

Week 5

Monday May 1 (1 Game)

Rays @ Marlins 7:10

Tuesday May 2 (1 Game)

Rays @ Marlins 7:10

Wednesday May 3 (1 Game)

Marlins @ Rays 7:10

Thursday May 4 (1 Game)

Marlins @ Rays 7:10

Friday May 5 (1 Game)

Yankees @ Cubs 2:20

Saturday May 6 (1 Game)

Yankees @ Cubs 7:15

Sunday May 7 (1 Game)

Yankees @ Cubs 8:05

Week 6

Monday May 8 (3 Games)

Nationals @ O’s 7:05

Yankees @ Reds 7:10

Rangers @ Padres 10:10

Tuesday May 9 (7 Games)

Rangers @ Padres 3:40

Nationals @ O’s 7:05

Mariners @ Phillies 7:05

Yankees @ Reds 7:10

Red Sox @ Brewers 7:40

Braves @ Astros 8:10

Tigers @ D’Backs 9:40

Wednesday May 10 (6 Games)

Mariners @ Phillies 1:05

O’s @ Nationals 7:05

Padres @ Rangers 8:05

Red Sox @ Brewers 8:10

Braves @ Astros 8:10

Tigers @ D’Backs 9:40

Thursday May 11 ( 3 Games)

Red Sox @ Brewers 1:10

O’s @ Nationals 7:05

Padres @ Rangers 8:05

Friday May 12 (1 Game)

Padres @ White Sox 8:10

Saturday May 13 (1 Game)

Padres @ White Sox 8:10

NL Leads Season Series 31 – 21 (.596):

Sunday May 14 (1 Game)

Padres @ White Sox 2:10

Week 7

Monday May 15 (2 Games)

Braves @ Blue Jays 7:07

Astros @ Marlins 7:10

Tuesday May 16 (5 Games)

Braves @ Blue Jays 1:07

Astros @ Marlins 7:10

Phillies @ Rangers 8:05

Rockies @ Twins 8:10

Red Sox @ Cardinals 8:15

Wednesday May 17 (5 Games)

Astros @ Marlins 12:10

Blue Jays @ Braves 7:35

Phillies @ Rangers 8:05

Rockies @ Twins 8:10

Red Sox @ Cardinals 8:15

Thursday May 18 (3 Games)

Rockies @ Twins 1:10

Phillies @ Rangers 2:05

Blue Jays @ Braves 7:35

Friday May 19 (1 Game)

Angels @ Mets 7:10

Saturday May 20 (1 Game)

Angels @ Mets 7:15

Sunday May 21 (1 Game)

Angels @ Mets 1:10

Week 8

Monday May 22 (2 Games)

Indians @ Reds 7:35

White Sox @ D’Backs 9:40

Tuesday May 23 (5 Games)

M’s @ Nationals 7:05

Indians @ Reds 7:10

White Sox @ D’Backs 9:40

Blue Jays @ Brewers 7:40

Marlins @ A’s 10:05

Wednesday May 24 (5 Games)

Blue Jays @ Brewers 1:10

Marlins @ A’s 3:35

White Sox @ D’Backs 3:40

Reds @ Indians 6:10

M’s @ Nationals 7:05

Thursday May 25 (2 Games)

M’s @ Nationals 4:05

Reds @ Indians 6:10

Friday May 26 (1 Game)

Angels @ Marlins 7:10

Saturday May 27 (1 Game)

Angels @ Marlins 1:10

Sunday May 28 (1 Game)

Angels @ Marlins 1:10

Week 9

Monday May 29 (3 Games)

M’s @ Rockies 3:10

Reds @ Blue Jays 7:07

Braves @ Angels 9:07

Tuesday May 30 (3 Games)

M’s @ Rockies 7:10

Reds @ Blue Jays 7:07

Braves @ Angels 10:07

Wednesday May 31 (3 Games):

Reds @ Blue Jays 12:37

Braves @ Angels 10:07

Rockies @ M’s 10:10

JUNE

Thursday June 1 (1 Game):

Rockies @ M’s 3:40

Friday June 2 (1 Game):

Nationals @ A’s 10:05

Saturday June 3 (1 Game):

Nationals @ A’s 4:05

Sunday June 4 (1 Game):

Nationals @ A’s 4:05

Week 10:

 Monday June 5 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games On This Day

Tuesday June 6 (3 Games):

Pirates @ O’s 7:05

Mets @ Rangers 8:05

 Indians @ Rockies 8:40

Wednesday June 7 (3 Games):

Indians @ Rockies 3:10

Pirates @ O’s 7:05

Mets @ Rangers 8:05

Thursday June 8 (0 Games):

There are No Interleague Games On This Day

Friday June 9 (3 Games):

Rangers @ Nationals 7:05

Royals @ Padres 10:10

Twins @ Giants 10:15

Saturday June 10 (3 Games):

Rangers @ Nationals 12:05

Twins @ Giants 4|;05

Royals @ Padres 4:10

Sunday June 11 (3 Games):

Twins @ Giants 4:05

Rangers @ Nationals 4:05

Royals @ Padres 4:10

Week 11:

Monday June 12 (1 Game):

Phillies @ Red Sox 7:10

Tuesday June 13 (5 Games):

Phillies @ Red Sox 7:10

D’Backs @ Tigers 7:10

Dodgers @ Indians 7:10

A’s @ Marlins 7:10

Royals @ Giants 10:15

Wednesday June 14 (3 Games):

A’s @ Marlins 12:10

Royals @ Giants 3:45

Red Sox @ Phillies 7:05

D’Backs @ Tigers 7:10

Dodgers @ Indians 7:10

Thursday June 15 (2 Games):

Dodgers @ Indians 12:10

Red Sox @ Phillies 7:05

Friday June 16 (1 Game):

Cardinals @ O’s 7:05

Saturday June 17 (1 Game):

Cardinals @ O’s 4:05

Sunday June 18 (1 Game):

Cardinals @ O’s 1:35

Week 12:

Monday June 19 (1 Game):

Reds @ Rays 7:10

Tuesday June 20 (1 Game):

Reds @ Rays 7:10

Wednesday June 21 (7 Games):

Reds @ Rays 12:10

Thursday June 22 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games On This Day

Friday June 23 (1 Game):

Tigers @ Padres 10:10

Saturday June 24 (1 Game):

Tigers @ Padres 10:10

Sunday June 25 (1 Game):

Tigers @ Padres 4:40

Week 13:

Monday  June 26 (1 Game):

Angels @ Dodgers 10:10

Tuesday June 27 (3 Games):

Rays @ Pirates 7:05

Angels @ Dodgers 10:10

Phillies @ M’s 10:10

Wednesday June 28 (7 Games):

Phillies @ M’s 3:40

Rays @ Pirates 7:05

Dodgers @ Angels 10:07

Thursday June 29 (2 Games):

Rays @ Pirates 7:05

Dodgers @ Angels 10:07

Friday June 30 (1 Game):

Braves @ A’s 10:05

JULY: 

Saturday July 1 (1 Game):

Braves @ A’s 4:05

Sunday July 2 (1 Game):

Braves @ A’s 4:05

Week 14:

Monday July 3 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games On This Day

Tuesday July 4 (5 Games):

Giants @ Tigers 1:10

Rays @ Cubs 2:20

O’s @ Brewers 4:10

Padres @ Indians 7:10

Astros @ Braves 7:35

Wednesday July 5 (5 Games):

Rays @ Cubs 2:20

Padres @ Indians 7:10

Giants @ Tigers 7:10

Astros @ Braves 7:35

O’s @ Brewers 8:10

Thursday July 6 (2 Games):

Giants @ Tigers 1:10

Padres @ Indians 7:10

Friday July 7 (3 Games):

Brewers @ Yankees 7:05

White Sox @ Rockies 8:40

Royals @ Dodgers 10:10

Saturday July 8 (3 Games):

Brewers @ Yankees 1:05

Royals @ Dodgers 7:15

White Sox @ Rockies 8:10

Sunday July 9 (3 Games):

Brewers @ Yankees 1:05

White Sox @ Rockies 3:10

Royals @ Dodgers 4:10

Week 15

Monday ( ALL STAR BREAK in MIAMI at Marlins Ball Park)

There is no Interleague Games (Mon July 10 – Thurs July 13)

Friday July 14 (1 Game):

Cubs @ O’s 7:05

Saturday July 15 (1 Game):

Cubs @ O’s 7:05

Sunday July 16 (1 Game):

Cubs @ O’s 1:35

Week 16:

Monday July 17 (1 Game):

Indians @ Giants 10:15

Tuesday July 18 (3 Games):

Dodgers @ White Sox 8:10

Nationals @ Angels 10:07

Indians @ Giants 10:15

Wednesday July 19 (3 Games):

Indians @ Giants 3:45

Dodgers @ White Sox 8:10

Nationals @ Angels 10:07

Thursday July 20 (0 Games):

There is no Interleague Games this day:

Friday July 21 (1 Game):

A’s @ Mets 7:10

Saturday July 22 (1 Game)

A’s @ Mets 7:10

Sunday July 23 (1 Game):

A’s @ Mets 1:10

Week 17

Monday July 24 (4 Games):

White Sox @ Cubs 2:20

Astros @ Phillies 7:05

Marlins @ Rangers 8:05

Twins @ Dodgers 10:10

Tuesday July 25 (5 Games):

White Sox @ Cubs 2:20

Astros @ Phillies 7:05

Reds @ Yankees 7:05

Marlins @ Rangers 8:05

Twins @ Dodgers 10:10

Wednesday July 26 (5 Games):

Reds @ Yankees 1:05

Astros @ Phillies 7:05

Marlins @ Rangers 8:05

Cubs @ White Sox 8:10

Twins @ Dodgers 10:10

Thursday July 27 (1 Game):

Cubs @ White Sox 8:10

Friday July 28 (1 Game):

Mets @ M’s 10:10

Saturday July 29 (1 Game):

Mets @ M’s 4:10

Sunday July 30 (1 Game):

Mets @ M’s 4:10

Week 17:

 

Monday July 31 1 (1 Game):

Giants @ A’s 10:05

AUG:

 

Tuesday Aug 1 (3 Games):

Giants @ A’s 10:05

Phillies @ Angels 10:07

Twins @ Padres 10:10

Wednesday Aug 2 (3 Games):

Twins @ Padres 3;40

Phillies @ Angels 10:07

A’s @ Giants 10:15

Thursday Aug 3 (2 Games):

Phillies @ Angels 10:07

A’s @ Giants 10:15

Friday Aug 4 (1 Game):

Brewers @ Rays 7:10

Saturday Aug 5  (1 Game):

Brewers @ Rays 4:10

Sunday Aug 6 (3 Games):

Brewers @ Rays 1:10

Week 19:

Monday Aug 7 (3 Games):

Tigers @ Pirates 7:05

Brewers @ Twins 8:10

Cardinals @ Royals 8:15

Tuesday Aug 8 (5 Games):

Tigers @ Pirates 7:05

Rockies @ Indians 7:10

Rangers @ Mets 7:10

Brewers @ Twins 8:10

Cardinals @ Royals 8:15

Wednesday Aug 9 (5 Games):

Rockies @ Indians 12:10

Rangers @ Mets 12:10

Pirates @ Tigers 7:10

Twins @ Brewers 8:10

Royals @ Cardinals 8:15

Thursday Aug 10 (3 Games):

Pirates @ Tigers 1:10

Royals @ Cardinals 7:15

Twins @ Brewers 8:10

Friday  Aug 11 (1 Game):

Pirates @ Blue Jays 7:07

Saturday  Aug 12 (1 Game):

Pirates @ Blue Jays 1:07

Sunday Aug 13 (1 Game):

Pirates @ Blue Jays 1:07

Week 20

Monday Aug 14 (2 Games)

Mets @ Yankees 7:05

Astros @ D’Backs 9:40

Tuesday Aug 15 (5 Games):

Astros @ D’Backs 3:40

Mets @ Yankees 7:05

Angels @ Nationals 7:05

Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:10

White Sox @ Dodgers 10:10

Wednesday Aug 16 (5 Games):

Angels @ Nationals 1:05

Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:10

Yankees @ Mets 7:10

D’Backs @ White Sox 8:10

White Sox @ Dodgers 10:10

Thursday Aug 17 (2 Games):

D’Backs @ White Sox 2:10

Yankees @ Mets 7:10

Friday Aug 18 ( 3 Games):

M’s @ Cubs 2:20

Dodgers @ Tigers 7:10

D’Backs @ Twins 8:10

Saturday Aug 19 (3 Games):

M’s @ Cubs 2:20

Dodgers @ Tigers 4:05

D’Backs @ Twins 7:10

Sunday Aug 20 (3 Games):

Dodgers @ Tigers 1:10

D’Backs @ Twins 2:10

M’s @ Cubs 2:20

Week 21

 

Monday Aug 21 (1 Game):

M’s @ Braves 7:35

Tuesday Aug 22 (3 Games):

M’s @ Braves 7:35

Nationals @ Astros  8:10

Rockies @ Royals 8:15

Wednesday Aug 23 (3 Games):

M’s @ Braves 7:35

Nationals @ Astros  8:10

Rockies @ Royals 8:15

Thursday Aug 24 (2 Games):

Rockies @ Royals 2:15

Nationals @ Astros  8:10

 

Friday Aug 25  (1 Game):

Rays  @ Cardinals 8:15:

Saturday Aug 26 (1 Game):

Rays  @ Cardinals 7:15

Sunday Aug 27 (1 Game):

Rays  @ Cardinals 2:15

Week 22

Monday  Aug 28 (1 Game):

Tigers @ Rockies 8:40

Tuesday Aug 29 (1 Game):

Tigers @ Rockies 8:40

Wednesday Aug 30 (1 Game):

Tigers @ Rockies 3:10

Thursday Aug 31 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games this day

SEPT

 

Friday  Sept 1 (1 Game):

Mets @ Astros 8:10

Saturday Sapt 2 (1 Game):

Mets @ Astros 7:10

Sunday Sept 3 (1 Game):

Mets @ Astros 2:10

Week 23:

 

Monday Sept 4 (1 Game):

Rangers @ Braves 7:35

Tuesday Sept 5 (1 Game):

Rangers @ Braves 7:35

Wednesday Sept 6 (1 Game):

Rangers @ Braves 7:35

Thursday Sept 7 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games this day:

Friday  Sept 8 (1 Game):

Giants @ White Sox 8:10:

Saturday Sept 9 (1 Game):

Giants @ White Sox 7:10

Sunday Sept 10 (1 Game)

Cubs @ Astros 2:10

Week 24

 

Monday Sept 11 (0 Games):

There are No Interleague Games On This Day:

Tuesday Sept 12 (1 Game):

Padres @ Twins 8:10

Wednesday Sept 13 (1 Game):

Padres @ Twins 8:10

Thursday Sept 14 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games this day:

Friday Sept 15 (1 Game):

A’s @ Phillies 7:05

Saturday Sept 16 (1 Game):

A’s @ Phillies 7:05

Sunday Sept 17 (1 Game):

A’s @ Phillies 1:35

Week 25

 

Monday Sept 18 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games this day:

Tuesday Sept 19 (1 Game):

Cubs @ Rays 7:10

Wednesday Sept 20 (1 Game):

Cubs @ Rays 7:10

Thursday Sept 21 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games this day:

Friday  Sept 22 (1 Game):

Red Sox @ Reds 7:10

Saturday Sept 24 (1 Game):

Red Sox @ Reds 4:10

Sunday Sept 24 (1 Game):

Red Sox @ Reds 1:10

Week 26

 

Monday Sept 25 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games On This Day:

Tuesday Sept 26 (1 Game):

O’s @ Pirates 7:05

Wednesday Sept 27 (1 Game):

O’s @ Pirates 7:05

Thursday Sept 28 (0 Games):

There are no Interleague Games this day:

Friday Sept 29 (1 Game):

D’Backs @ Royals 8:15

Saturday Sept 30  (1 Game):

D’Backs @ Royals 7:15

OCT

Sunday Oct 1 (1 Game):

D’Backs @ Royals 3:05

End of Regular Season

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