The Reds and Major League Baseball released their 2018 tentative schedules Tuesday. The Reds will open the campaign, at home as usual, against the Nationals.
Cincinnati opened against the Phillies the previous two seasons. The Reds are the only major league team which always opens at home (sans 1966 and 1990) due to the rich tradition of baseball in Cincinnati as the first professional team.
Great American Ball Park will host 13 games through late-March to May. The Reds will close the season with a five-game homestand against the Royals and Pirates from Sept. 25-30.