Cubs to play at Fenway in 2014

CINCINNATI -- Theo Epstein, Dale Sveum and Co. will return to Boston for the first time on June 30 as the Chicago Cubs play the Red Sox during a 2014 season that opens on March 31 against the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to the Major League Baseball schedule released on Tuesday.

Epstein spent 10 seasons as Red Sox general manager before taking over as Cubs president of baseball operations before the 2011 season. It will also be a Boston homecoming for Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and vice president of scouting and player development Jason McCleod, who were also a part of Epstein's front office with the Red Sox. Sveum served as Red Sox third base coach during part of Epstein's tenure.

The Cubs played the Red Sox at Wrigley Field in 2011.

The Cubs' home opener will be April 4 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Cubs will continue their traditional series with crosstown rival, the Chicago White Sox, in a home and home series May 5-8. The first two games will be played at Wrigley Field while the latter two take place at U.S Cellular Field.

The Cubs will also play the American League East in inter-league play which includes a home and home series with the New York Yankees beginning with two games in New York on April 15 and 16. The Yankees will visit Wrigley Field on May 20 and 21.

The Cubs host Baltimore (Aug. 22-24) and visit Toronto (Sept. 8-10) as part of their interleague schedule.

See the Cubs' complete 2014 schedule here.