San Francisco will open the season March 31 at Arizona, which happens to be where the team's march to the World Series in 2012 began. Next comes a three-game series at Los Angeles.
The Giants' home opener at AT&T Park is slated for Tuesday, April 8, against Arizona. That launches a three-team, nine-game homestand that includes visits by the Rockies and Dodgers.
Division competition continues on the next trip, which will take the Giants to San Diego and Colorado. They won't face a non-West opponent until April 25, when they'll entertain Cleveland in their first Interleague series of the season.
Later, if the Giants are contenders in the division race, they'll undergo a stiff test during a sojourn to Arizona (Sept. 15-17), San Diego (Sept. 19-21) and Los Angeles (Sept. 22-24).
Highlights of the Giants' 81-game home schedule include visits by the Dodgers (April 15-17, July 25-27 and Sept. 12-14) and A's (July 9-10). The A's series will be a continuation, in a sense, of the Giants' cross-bay trip to Oakland, slated for July 7-8.
Other Interleague opponents the Giants will host are Minnesota (May 23-25) and the Chicago White Sox (Aug. 12-13). San Francisco's Interleague trips feature a rematch of the 2012 World Series at Detroit, Sept. 5-7. The Giants also will visit the White Sox (June 17-18) and Kansas City Royals (Aug. 8-10).
Since Giants fans tend to flock to San Diego, a large orange-and-black-clad contingent can be expected at Petco Park during Fourth of July weekend. That series is scheduled for July 4-6.
San Francisco's lone holiday home game is a Memorial Day date with the Cubs on May 26. The longest scheduled homestand is a 10-game set against San Diego (June 23-25), Cincinnati (June 26-29) and St. Louis (July 1-3). The Giants' longest trip is a three-city, 10-game journey to face the New York Mets (Aug. 1-4), Milwaukee (Aug. 5-7) and, as mentioned, Kansas City (Aug. 8-10).
The Giants will conclude the regular season with four games against the Padres, Sept. 25-28.