Rejoice, America. MLB Opening Day is right around the corner.
The 2019 Major League Baseball season schedule actually gets under way March 20, when the Mariners and Athletics begin a two-game set in Japan. Eight days later, all 30 MLB teams will be in action for what is officially Opening Day — a national holiday for baseball fans everywhere.
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Here is everything to know about MLB’s Opening Day schedule, including first pitch times and TV information for all 30 teams.
When is MLB Opening Day 2019?
It will be an early start to the baseball season, as all 30 teams will be in action on Thursday, March 28. It is the second straight year every team will be playing on Opening Day. The unofficial beginning to the season is Wednesday, March 20. The Mariners and Athletics play a two-game set in the 2019 Japan Opening Series at the Tokyo Dome.
What time does Opening Day start?
The first two games will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET and feature a pair of AL and NL East division rivalries between the Mets and Nationals and Orioles and Yankees.
MLB Opening Day 2019 schedule, TV channels
Every MLB team will be in action on March 28. ESPN will air three games for a national audience as part of the network’s Opening Day package (local blackouts apply). The TV schedule below will be updated when more broadcast information is available.
|Matchup||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals||1:05 p.m.||…|
|Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees||1:05 p.m.||ESPN|
|St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers||2:10 p.m.||…|
|Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies||3:05 p.m.||…|
|Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays||3:37 p.m.||…|
|Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays||4 p.m.||…|
|Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers||4:05 p.m.||…|
|Los Angeles Angels vs. Oakland Athletics||4:07 p.m.||…|
|Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds||4:10 p.m.||…|
|Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins||4:10 p.m.||…|
|Cleveland Indians vs. Minnesota Twins||4:10 p.m.||…|
|San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres||4:10 p.m.||…|
|Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers||4:10 p.m.||ESPN|
|Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals||4:15 p.m.||…|
|Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners||7:08 p.m.||ESPN|