Major League Baseball is in full swing as the season enters its second full week of games April 7. The Cincinnati Reds will travel to St. Louis to take on last year’s NL champion Cardinals on April 7. Derek Jeter and the Yankees travel back to the Bronx for their home opener against the Baltimore Orioles April 7. The Arizona Diamondbacks take on the San Francisco Giants in San Francisco on April 8, marking their first homestand of the season. In an early season battle for AL East bragging rights, the Yankees look to renew their historic rivalry with the defending champion Red Sox in New York April 11 and 12.
4/7/14 – Cincinnati Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals / Avg. Price: $117 / Get-In Price: $32
Entering his third season as Cardinal Manager, Mike Matheny and his club take on the Cincinnati Reds in their home opener on April 7. An average St Louis Cardinals ticket will go for $117, with a get-in ticket priced at $32. The Cardinals won the pennant last year, yet home opener ticket prices dropped at a 34% rate.
4/7/14 – Baltimore Orioles vs New York Yankees / Avg. Price: $125 / Get-In Price: $30
In what will be his last home opening day, Derek Jeter will experience a final first roll call from the Bleacher Creatures in the Bronx when the Yankees take on the Baltimore Orioles April 7. Equipped with a pair of new boots given to him by the Houston Astros during the season opener last week, Jeter and the Bombers head home to take on Chris Davis and a young Orioles offense. Average price for a Yankees ticket will be $125 with a get-in price of $30, down 26% in just the last seven days for Jeter’s last hooray. Normally Opening Day is the most expensive game on the New York Yankees schedule, but not this year.
4/8/14 – Arizona Diamondbacks vs San Francisco Giants / Avg. Price: $163 / Get-In Price: $66
The Giants head home for the first time this season as they take on the Arizona Diamondbacks April 8. Giants Manager Bruce Bochy will rely on the young arms of Matt Cain and Madison Bumgarner as average San Francisco Giants tickets will go for $163, with a get-in price of $66 for the home opener at AT&T Park.
4/11/14, 4/12/14 – Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees / Avg. Price: $128/$143 / Get-In Price: $26/$41
Hoping to renew their title as AL East Champions, the Boston Red Sox travel to New York to face Yankees on April 11 and 12 at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees pitching staff has strengthened with the additions of starter Masahiro Tanaka and closer David Robertson. April 11’s game will see an average Yankees ticket price of $128, with a get-in price of just $26 on TicketIQ.com. Saturday’s game will have an average ticket price of $143 and get-in of $41, up 4% for a Saturday day game. Watch the century-old rivalry in action at Yankee Stadium this weekend.
The MLB will showcase several key matchups this week, with a few playoff-potential series taking place. Be sure to catch your favorite team in action this week as the season delves into its second full week of games.