For the second time in three years the Boston Red Sox will come to Washington to play a final exhibition game at Nationals Park just days before the season kicks off. The team announced on Friday that the game will be played on April 3rd. The Nationals regular season home opener will be April 12th against Cincinnati.
In addition to the 2010 exhibition, the two franchises have faced eachother six times since the Washington franchise began in 2005. In 2006, the Nationals were swept in a three-game series in Boston. The team’s played three more games in 2009. That time Boston took two of three. Ryan Zimmerman, Jordan Zimmermann, and Tyler Clippard are the only players currently on the roster who were a part of the Nationals team that beat the Red Sox.
The Nationals will also face the Red Sox during the regular season this year as the teams have a three-game series in Boston, June 8-10.