MLB Opening Day: Schedule, Time & TV Channel

MLB Opening Day, MLB Opening Day schedule

The Kansas City Royals are looking to defend their World Series title this year, starting with an opening night matchup on Sunday. (Getty)

Baseball is back.

Finally.

And we’ve got the entire breakdown for the MLB’s Opening Day schedule – which is actually more like Opening Multiple Days. That’s right, there are games Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

Hey, the only thing better than baseball being back is baseball being back over consecutive days. We’re not here to complain. We’re only here to make watching all of that baseball easier.

Read on for a look at the entire multi-day schedule, complete with probable pitching matchups and how to make sure you can tune into each game and watch your favorite team return to the diamond. Take a deep breath guys, it smells like mowed grass and popcorn and, well, baseball:


Sunday, April 3

  • St. Louis Cardinals (Wainwright) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Liriano), 1:05 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Toronto Blue Jays (Stroman) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Archer), 4:05 p.m. ET on ESPN2
  • New York Mets (Harvey) vs. Kansas City Royals (Archer), 8:37 p.m. ET on ESPN

Monday, April 4

  • Houston Astros (Keuchel) vs. New York Yankees (Tanaka), 1:05 p.m. on ESPN, YES
  • San Francisco Giants (Bumagarner) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Peralta), 2:10 p.m. ET on Local TV (CSBA, FSWI)
  • Minnesota Twins (Santana) vs. Baltimore Orioles (Tillman), 3:05 p.m. ET on FSN
  • Seattle Mariners (Hernandez) vs. Texas Rangers (Hamels), 4:05 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Boston Red Sox (Price) vs. Cleveland Indians (Kluber), 4:10 p.m. ET on Local TV (NESN, STOh)
  • Philadelphia Phillies (Hellickson) vs. Cincinnati Reds (Iglesias), 4:10 p.m. ET on Local TV (CSPh, FSOH)
  • Washington Nationals (Scherzer) vs. Atlanta Braves (Teheran), 4:10 p.m. ET on Local TV (MAS2, FSSE)
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw) vs. San Diego Pares (Ross), 7:05 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Toronto Blue Jays (Dickey) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Smyly) 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Colorado Rockies (De La Rosa) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (Greinke), 9:40 p.m. ET on Local TV (RTNW, FSAZ)
  • Chicago Cubs (Arrieta) vs. Los Angeles Angels (Richards), 10:05 p.m. ET on ESPN2
  • Chicago White Sox (Sale) vs. Oakland Athletics (Gray), 10:05 p.m. ET on Local TV (CSCh, CSCA)

Tuesday, April 5

  • New York Mets (Syndergaard) vs. Kansas City Royals (Kennedy), 4:15 p.m. ET
  • St. Louis Cardinals (Wacha) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (Niese), 7:05 p.m. ET
  • Detroit Tigers (Verlander) vs. Miami Marlins (Chen), 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Toronto Blue Jays (TBD) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Odorizzi), 7:10 p.m. ET
  • Seattle Mariners (Iwakuma) vs. Texas Rangers (Perez), 8:05 p.m. ET
  • San Francisco Giants (Cueto) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Nelson), 8:10 p.m. ET
  • Colorado Rockies (TBD) vs. Arizona D-backs (Miller), 9:40 p.m. ET
  • Chicago Cubs (Lester) vs. Los Angeles Angels (Heaney), 10:05 p.m. ET
  • Chicago White Sox (Quintana) vs. Oakland Athletics (TBD), 10:05 p.m. ET
  • Los Angeles Dodgers (Kazmir) vs. San Diego Padres (Shields), 10:10 p.m. ET

If the game is being broadcast on ESPN, you can live-stream it here on WatchESPN. If it’s being broadcast on local TV, you can watch it, as long as you’re out-of-market on MLB TV.


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