The Pirates today released the 2013 regular season schedule.

The Bucs open up the season at PNC Park versus Chicago Cubs on Monday, April 1. In addition there will be a total of 39 N.L. Central Divisional home games throughout the regular season -- including the first nine home games of the season -- against the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers and Cincinnati Reds as the five teams battle for the divisional crown.

Some highlights of the 2013 regular season include:

• April 1 thru April 4 vs. Chicago Cubs – Opening series against the Cubs.
• May 3 thru May 8 – A five-game homestand with the Washington Nationals and Seattle Mariners, who will
make their first trip to PNC Park since the 2004 season.
• May 29 and May 30 – As part of Major League Baseball’s new I...

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