Royals’ 2010 schedule doesn’t include trip to St. Louis

DETROIT | The 2010 schedule, released Tuesday, shows they Royals won’t play next season in St. Louis for the first time since 2005.

The only I-70 Series matchup against the Cardinals will be June 25-27 at Kauffman Stadium. St. Louis won five of the six games this season between the two teams, including a three-game sweep in Kansas City.

The Royals open the 2010 season April 5 against Detroit at Kauffman Stadium. The six-game homestand continues April 7-8 against the Tigers before Boston makes its only appearance for three games from April 9-11.

The interleague schedule shows Colorado (May 21-23), Houston (June 15-17) and the Cardinals making three-game stops at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals’ interleague road games are June 11-13 at Cincinnati, June 18-20 at Atlanta and June 21-23 at Washington.

The series in Atlanta mark the Royals’ first games against the Braves in Dayton Moore’s tenure as general manager. Moore worked for the Braves from 1994 until becoming the Royals’ GM on June 8, 2006.

The Yankees make the only trip to Kauffman Stadium for a four-game series from Aug. 12-15. The Royals are home on Memorial Day for a May 31 game against the Angels but have road games on Mother’s Day (May 9 at Texas), Father’s Day (June 20 at Atlanta), Independence Day (July 4 at Los Angeles) and Labor Day (Sept. 6 at Minnesota).

The Royals make their first of three visits to Minnesota’s new Target Field in a three-game series from April 16-18. They close the season in a seven-game homestand with three games against the Twins from Sept. 27-29 and four games against Tampa Bay from Sept. 30-Oct. 3.

Game times and ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Royals’ 2010 schedule

April 5, 7-8 vs. Detroit; April 9-11 vs. Boston; April 12-14 at Detroit; April 16-18 at Minnesota; April 19-21 at Toronto; April 23-25 vs. Minnesota; April 26-28 vs. Seattle.

April 29-May 2 at Tampa Bay; May 3-5 at Chicago; May 6-9 at Texas; May 11-13 vs. Cleveland; May 14-16 vs. Chicago; May 17-18 at Baltimore; May 19-20 at Cleveland; May 21-23 vs. Colorado; May 25-26 vs. Texas; May 27-30 at Boston.

May 31-June 3 vs. Los Angeles; June 4-6 vs. Detroit; June 8-10 at Minnesota; June 11-13 at Cincinnati; June 15-17 vs. Houston; June 18-20 at Atlanta; June 21-23 at Washington; June 25-27 vs. St. Louis; June 28-30 vs. Chicago;

July 2-4 at Los Angeles; July 5-7 at Seattle; July 9-11 at Chicago; July 16-18 vs. Oakland; July 19-21 vs. Toronto; July 22-25 at New York; July 26-28 vs. Minnesota; July 29-Aug. 1 vs. Baltimore.

Aug. 2-4 at Oakland; Aug. 6-8 at Seattle; Aug. 9-11 at Los Angeles; Aug. 12-15 vs. New York; Aug. 17-19 vs. Cleveland; Aug. 20-22 vs. Chicago; Aug. 23-25 at Detroit; Aug. 27-29 at Cleveland.

Aug. 31-Sept. 2 vs. Texas; Sept. 3-5 vs. Detroit; Sept. 6-8 at Minnesota; Sept. 10-12 at Chicago; Sept. 13-15 vs. Oakland; Sept. 17-19 vs. Cleveland; Sept. 20-22 at Detroit; Sept. 23-26 at Cleveland; Sept. 27-29 vs. Minnesota; Sept. 30-Oct. 3 vs. Tampa Bay.