Reds release tentative home slate for '08

Reds release tentative home slate for '08

CINCINNATI -- The Reds released their tentative 2008 home schedule on Wednesday. It was highlighted by Interleague visits from the Red Sox and Indians.

Per tradition, Cincinnati will open its regular season schedule at home -- against the Diamondbacks on Monday, March 31.

Start times and a complete 2008 schedule will be announced at a later date, as will an on-sale date.

For the first time since the 1975 World Series, the Red Sox will play at Cincinnati, on June 13-15. The two teams previously played each other in the 2005 regular season at Fenway Park. Boston took a three-game sweep.

The Indians visit for their annual Interleague home-and-home series May 16-18.

In mid-October, holiday gift certificates will be available online at www.reds.com or by calling (513) 765-7400.

The tentative home schedule includes 14 games in both March and April, 15 games in May, 11 games in June, 16 games in July, 13 games in August and 12 games in September.

Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.