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How to Watch MLB Opening Day Live Online

Stephanie Sengwe

The MLB is the latest major sports league to return from the coronavirus-induced hiatus inflicted in March. The baseball league comes back for an abbreviated season, which will see only 60 games played starting today.

The season restarts with two great match-ups. First on deck are the New York Yankees, who take on defending champs, the Washington Nationals, at 7 p.m. ET, followed by the San Francisco Giants going against the Los Angeles Dodgers at 10 p.m. ET. Both games will air on ESPN.

On Saturday, you can catch three games on Fox starting with the Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers (1 p.m. ET), the San Francisco Giants vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers (4 p.m. ET) and then the New York Yankees vs. the Washington Nationals (7 p.m. ET).

How to Watch the Return of MLB Baseball

  • When: Begins Thursday, July 23 at 7 p.m. ET
  • TV: ESPN
  • Stream: Watch with 7-Day Free Trial to Hulu + Live TV

With the coronavirus still at large, the MLB comes back with new stipulations in order. For one, each team is only “allowed to invite 60 players to big league camp, with only those players eligible to play during the season,” according to, while active rosters will begin with 30 players and then come down to 28 players after two weeks and then 26 players after four weeks.

The season is expected to showcase mostly in-division match-ups as teams are forced to play those in their nearest geographical areas to keep travel at a minimum. Interleague matches are limited to just those in the opposite league’s division, meaning AL East teams will play NL East, AL Central will go against NL Central, while AL West teams go against NL West teams.

How to Stream the Return of MLB Baseball Live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android

There are six major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. Check the chart below to see which providers will allow you to watch the return of MLB baseball live on ESPN and Saturday’s games on Fox using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast and Web.

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All Live TV Streaming Options


Price: USD 64.99
Includes: ESPN y Fox + 29 Top Cable Channels

Hulu Live TV

Price: USD 64.99
Includes: ESPN y Fox + 25 Top Cable Channels

Sling TV

Price: USD 45
Includes: ESPN y Fox + 26 Top Cable Channels

YouTube TV

Price: USD 64.99
Includes: ESPN y Fox + 30 Top Cable Channels


Price: USD 69.99
Includes: ESPN y Fox + 33 Top Cable Channels

The Return: MLB Is Back