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ESPN+ Reveals First Month Streaming Schedule for Major League Baseball Season

David Satin

If you’re a Major League Baseball fan, you’ve doubtless been experiencing some anxiety in recent weeks thanks to the ongoing decline of the regional sports network (RSN) market. Many MLB teams see their games primarily distributed by RSNs, and the filing of bankruptcy by Bally Sports' parent company and the departure of Warner Bros. Discovery from its RSNs have left fans with tons of questions.

Thankfully for devotees of America’s Game, there will still be one contest to watch nearly every day of the first month of the season on ESPN+. Starting on Opening Day (Thursday, March 30) and running throughout the month of April, ESPN+ will feature some of the top teams in the league as they try to get their regular season off on the right foot. Local blackout restrictions do apply, so if your local team is your favorite this isn’t the best way to see their games. However, for fans of the sport in general this is an excellent option to see some of the best players in the league in action.

Highlights of ESPN+’s coverage of the first month of the MLB season include two appearances by Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees, fresh off the reigning American League MVP’s historic 62 home run season; multiple appearances by reigning National League MVP Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals, 2022 Rookie of the Year Julio Rodriguez and the Seattle Mariners, Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox, Juan Soto and the San Diego Padres and Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

ESPN+’s first month of games will also feature plenty of stars in new places including Dansby Swanson with the Chicago Cubs, Justin Verlander with the New York Mets, Xander Bogaerts with the San Diego Padres, Trea Turner with the Philadelphia Phillies, Jacob DeGrom with the Texas Rangers and Carlos Rodón with the New York Yankees.

If that’s not enough hardball for you, Apple TV+ will offer its subscribers a doubleheader every Friday night to start the season. There are plenty of excellent ways to watch the start of the MLB season, even if you’re not a user of MLB Network or MLB.TV. Fans who are especially worried about seeing their team on an RSN this season should especially consider a subscription to the latter; MLB commissioner Rob Manfred has said the league could use MLB.TV to show games if RSN’s can’t deliver this season, and might offer in-market as well as out-of-market contests.

First Month’s Schedule of MLB on ESPN+

Date Time (ET) Game
Thu., March 30 4 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers
Fri., March 31 10 p.m. Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Sun., April 2 1:30 p.m. San Francisco Giants vs. New York Yankees
Mon., April 3 7:45 p.m. Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Tue., April 4 10 p.m. Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Wed., April 5 1:30 p.m. New York Mets vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Thu., April 6 1 p.m. Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers
Fri., April 7 4 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
Sat., April 8 7 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Sun., April 9 1 p.m. Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Mon., April 10 7 p.m. Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves
Wed., April 12 6:30 p.m. Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays
Thu., April 13 1 p.m. Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles
Fri., April 14 9:30 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres
Sat., April 15 9:30 p.m. Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners
Sun., April 16 1:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Mon., April 17 8 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros
Tue., April 18 6:30 p.m. Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers
Wed., April 19 7 p.m. Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox
Thu., April 20 9:30 p.m. San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
Fri., April 21 10:15 p.m. New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants
Sat., April 22 1 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees
Sun., April 23 4 p.m. Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels
Mon., April 24 6 p.m. Colorado Rockies vs. Cleveland Guardians
Tue., April 25 9:45 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants
Wed., April 26 1:30 p.m. Detroit Tigers vs. Milwaukee Brewers
Thu., April 27 1 p.m. Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Fri., April 28 6:30 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins
Sat., April 29 1 p.m. Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers
Sun., April 30 4 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers


ESPN+ is a live TV streaming service that gives access to thousands of live sporting events, original shows like Peyton’s Place, the entire library of 30 for 30, E:60, The Last Dance, as well exclusive written analysis from top ESPN insiders.

The service can be subscribed for $9.99 / month per month or annually for $99.99 / year.

You will get a daily out-of-market game from MLB, and every out-of-market NHL with NHL Power Play (previously NHL.TV). For NFL Fans, they have an exclusive NFL game, and simulcast select Monday Football games.

The service has some of the most attractive soccer coverage including Bundesliga, LaLiga, FA Cup, UEFA Nations League, EFL Championship, EFL Carabao Cup, Eredevise and more.

College sports fans will be able to watch thousands of games and events including football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, track & field, gymnastics, swimming & diving, lacrosse, wrestling, volleyball, golf, and more.

For boxing and UFC fans, the service offers Top Rank boxing and will be the home of 15 exclusive UFC events.

ESPN+ now includes exclusive insights from analysts like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay (which used to be part of ESPN Insider), as well as premium Fantasy Tools & PickCenter.

What it does not include is most live sports that air on ESPN and ESPN2.

To get access to those channels you have to subscribe to a live TV streaming service. We suggest reading our guide on How to Watch ESPN without Cable.


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