They start the season by playing a three-game series against the Mets in New York beginning March 31. Then they go to Nationals Park to begin a six-game homestand starting with a three-game series against the Braves on April 4. The Marlins then come to town for a three-game set starting April 8.
In fact, the Nationals don't play a team outside the National League East until April 17, when they begin a four-game series against the Cardinals at Nationals Park.
Washington will get its share of action against American League clubs. There is the Battle of the Beltways against the Orioles, a home-and-home four-game series starting July 7 at Nationals Park. Then it is back to Camden Yards to play Baltimore starting July 9. This year, the Orioles won the series, 3-1.
The Nationals will play AL West teams in '14. They go to Houston to play the Astros in a two-game series starting April 29, and the Astros will come to Washington for another two-game set in June.
The Nationals play the Athletics in Oakland starting May 9 and make a trip to Seattle to play the Mariners starting Aug. 29. They last played Seattle in 2011, with the Nationals sweeping the three-game series.
The Angels will come to Washington for a three-game series that begins on April 21, and the Rangers will stop by Nationals Park for a three-game series starting May 30. The two teams haven't played each other since 2008, when the Rangers took two out of three games.
Bill Ladson is a reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, All Nats All the time. He also could be found on Twitter @WashinNats. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.