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Phillies to open 2019 schedule against the Braves

The Phillies will open the season at Citizens Bank Park with a three-game series vs. Atlanta.

The Phillies will open next season against the Braves.
The Phillies will open next season against the Braves.Read moreCHARLES FOX / Staff Photographer

If the Phillies rally to win the National League East, they will have a chance to raise the championship banner next season against the team they would have surpassed.

The Phillies will open the 2019 season at Citizens Bank Park on March 28 against the Braves, who entered Wednesday leading the Phils by two games in the division with 37 games left. The Phillies will play 21 of their first 27 games next season against National League East foes. If Bryce Harper's a Phillies, his first game against the Nationals would be April 2 at Nationals Park.

The Phillies will play road interleague series at Kansas City (May 10-12), Detroit (July 23-24), Boston (Aug. 20-21), and Cleveland (Sept. 20-22). They will host the Twins (April 5-7), Tigers (April 30-May 1),White Sox (Aug. 2-4), and Red Sox (Sept. 14-15). They will have a rare Friday off before the start of the Red Sox series.

The Phils will visit Wrigley Field for a four-game series with the Cubs from May 20-23 and head to Dodger Stadium for a three-game series from May 31-June 2. The Phillies will close the season at home with a three-game series against the Marlins from Sept. 27-29.