Red Sox back at Wrigley in 2012

The Chicago Cubs open the 2012 season at home for the second straight year for the first time since 1993-94, playing host to the Washington Nationals on April 5.

The 2012 schedule, which was released on Wednesday, features the Boston Red Sox's second-ever trip to Wrigley Field from June 15-17. Boston played its first game at Wrigley Field in 2005.

Other interleague matchups include the Chicago White Sox at Wrigley Field from May 18-20 and at U.S. Cellular Field from June 18-20. The Cubs also host the Detroit Tigers June 12-14 and make their first visit to Target Field to play the Minnesota Twins June 8-10.

The Cubs play 13 home games in April, 14 in May, 12 in June, 12 in July, 15 in August, 12 in September and three in October.

Major League Baseball will showcase the new Marlins ballpark and the renamed Miami Marlins against the St. Louis Cardinals to open the 2012 season on April 4.

Check out the entire 2012 Cubs schedule here.