MLB games on TV today: Full schedule, channels for 2024 Opening Day baseball on ESPN, MLB Network and more

Rejoice, baseball fans: You’ve survived the lull of the offseason, made it through the grind of spring training, and now it’s time for the real marathon to begin. 

Opening Day is here. 

Though rain already is playing havoc with the schedule, most MLB teams will be in action on Thursday, March 28, to commence the 2024 MLB season. After a wildly successful 2023 season that saw new-rules invigorate league attendance and boost league-wide viewership, what does 2024 have in store? Well, there are certainly no shortage of storylines at the onset. 

Shohei Ohtani is set to make his home debut as a Dodger, but the much-anticipated fanfare is suddenly a bit subdued: the game occurs with the backdrop of a gambling scandal surrounding Ohtani’s now-former interpreter, Ippei Mizuhara.

Elsewhere, the Rangers are set to take the field for the first time since winning the franchise’s first World Series title last fall. Debuts abound in the AL East, as star right-hander Corbin Burnes makes his Orioles debut against the Angels, while Juan Soto is set for his Yankees debut against the rival Astros. 

Plus, two fierce NL East foes meet when Spencer Strider and the Braves clash with Zack Wheeler and the Phillies, who have eliminated Atlanta in each of the past two postseasons. 

Here’s how to watch every game as baseball returns. 

LIVE: Follow MLB scores and updates from every Opening Day game

MLB Opening Day schedule 2024

Thursday, March 28

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Brewers at Mets Postponed N/A
Angels at Orioles 3:05 p.m.  Bally (LAA), MASN (BAL)
Braves at Phillies Postponed N/A
Nationals at Reds 4:10 p.m.  Bally (CIN), MASN (WAS)
Giants at Padres 4:10 p.m. NBCS (SF), Padres.tv (SD)
Cardinals at Dodgers 4:10 p.m. Bally (STL), Sportsnet (LAD)
Blue Jays at Rays 4:10 p.m. Sportsnet (TOR), Bally (TB), MLB Network, Fubo (national)
Twins at Royals 4:10 p.m. Bally (MIN, KC)
Tigers at White Sox 4:10 p.m. Bally (DET), NBCS (CHW)
Pirates at Marlins 4:10 p.m. Bally (MIA), SportsNet (PIT)
Yankees at Astros 4:10 p.m. YES (NYY), SportsNet (HOU)
Cubs at Rangers 7:35 p.m. ESPN, Fubo (national)
Guardians at Athletics 10:07 p.m. Bally (CLE), NBCS (OAK)
Rockies at Diamondbacks 10:10 p.m. Rockies.tv (COL), DBacks.tv (ARI)
Red Sox at Mariners 10:10 p.m. NESN (BOS), Root Sports (SEA), MLB Network, Fubo (national)

Friday, March 29

Game Time (ET) TV channel
Brewers at Mets 1:40 p.m.  SNY (NYM), Bally (MIL)
Braves at Phillies 3:05 p.m. Bally (ATL), NBC 10 (PHI)
Blue Jays at Rays 6:50 p.m. Sportsnet (TOR), Bally (TB), MLB Network, Fubo (national)
Pirates at Marlins 7:10 p.m. Bally (MIA), SportsNet (PIT)
Yankees at Astros 8:10 p.m. Apple TV+
Rockies at Diamondbacks 9:40 p.m. Rockies.tv (COL), DBacks.tv (ARI)
Guardians at Athletics 9:40 p.m. Bally (CLE), NBCS (OAK)
Red Sox at Mariners 9:40 p.m. NESN (BOS), Root Sports (SEA)
Giants at Padres 9:40 p.m. NBCS (SF), Padres.tv (SD)
Cardinals at Dodgers 10:10 p.m. Apple TV+

How to watch MLB games on Opening Day

While most of the games will be televised on a regional sports network, three of the games will be on national TV. 

ESPN will carry exclusive coverage of Cubs vs. Rangers, as Texas embarks on its quest for back-to-back World Series titles after winning the championship last season. MLB Network will also carry Blue Jays vs. Rays at 4:10 p.m. and Red Sox vs. Mariners at 10:10 p.m. for those outside those teams’ local markets. 

MORE: SN model’s projections for 2024 MLB season

MLB live streams for Opening Day

MLB.tv

The best way to crave your baseball fix is by purchasing MLB.tv. Fans can stream every out-of-market game through either a yearly subscription ($149.99) or a monthly subscription, pricing at $29.99 per month.

Online streaming bundles

For fans hoping to stream nationally televised games and most regional sports network broadcasts, Fubo is a great option. Fubo also offers a free trial, so you can try before you buy. 

How to watch MLB games in Canada

The Blue Jays will open up their 2024 season on the road, taking on the Tampa Bay Rays at 4:10 p.m. on Thursday, March 28. Baseball fans across Canada can watch the Blue Jays on Sportsnet, TVA Sports and through the Sportsnet app. 

Fans in Canada can also get MLB.tv via Fubo. Sign up today. 

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