The Major League Baseball season may have been delayed, but it’s back with a lineup of games to kick off opening day starting this Thursday, July 23. Select games will be aired on ESPN and MLB Network. This year, the season will be trimmed down to 60 games that will all be completely regional, with no packed stadiums full of fans. Luckily, you can still watch at home with a variety of options.
How to Watch the MLB Season Opener Games on ESPN and MLB Network
Six of the games will air on ESPN or MLB Network.
Hulu With Live TV carries both ESPN and MLB Network. Pricing starts at $54.99 per month after the 7-day free trial
Sling TV carries ESPN and MLB Network with both its Blue and Orange packages that start at $30 per month. Get a 3-day free trial here.
fuboTV now carries MLB Network with its Sports Plus package starting this week, just in time for Opening Day. Sign up for a free trial here. FuboTV will be getting ESPN later this summer on August 1.
YouTubeTV also has both MLB Network and ESPN included in its TV Package starting at $64.99 a month and offers a 7-day free trial.
AT&T TV Now carries ESPN in both its Plus and Max packages starting at $55 per month
How to Watch In-Market and Out-of-Market Games
All games will be available on MLB.TV – local and national blackout restrictions apply; be sure to enter your zip code to check the blackout games in your area. This season, MLB.TV costs $24.99 per month, $59.99 per year, or $49.99 for the out of market games of a single team. The app is available for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Samsung. MLB.TV is free for T-Mobile and Sprint customers with T-Mobile Tuesdays.
For in-market games, you’ll need a service with your local RSN. Unfortunately, for some teams, RSNs are not available on a streaming service. Those teams and networks include: the Baltimore Orioles (MASN), Colorado Rockies (AT&T Sports Rocky Mountain), Pittsburgh Pirates (AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh), Seattle Mariners (ROOT Sports Northwest) and Washington Nationals (MASN).
The rest of the teams, networks, and streaming services offering those networks are listed below:
- Arizona Diamondbacks on Fox Sports Arizona: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Atlanta Braves on Fox Sports South: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Boston Red Sox on NESN: fuboTV, YouTube TV
- Chicago Cubs on Marquee: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package)
- Chicago White Sox on NBC Sports Chicago: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package)
- Cincinnati Reds on Fox Sports Ohio: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Cleveland Indians on SportsTime Ohio: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package)
- Detroit Tigers on Fox Sports Detroit: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Houston Astros on AT&T SportsNet Southwest: fuboTV
- Kansas City Royals on Fox Sports Kansas City: Hulu, YouTube TV
- Los Angeles Angels on Fox Sports West: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package)
- Los Angeles Dodgers on Spectrum SportsNet LA: AT&T TV Now (Max Package)
- Miami Marlins on Fox Sports Florida: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Milwaukee Brewers on Fox Sports Wisconsin: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Minnesota Twins on Fox Sports North: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- New York Mets on SportsNet NY: fuboTV, Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- New York Yankees on YES Network: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package)
- Oakland Athletics on NBC Sports California: fuboTV, Sling TV (Blue), Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Philadelphia Phillies on NBC Sports Philadelphia: fuboTV, Hulu, YouTube TV
- San Diego Padres on Fox Sports San Diego: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- San Francisco Giants on NBC Sports Bay Area: fuboTV, Sling TV (Blue), Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- St. Louis Cardinals on Fox Sports Midwest: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Tampa Bay Rays on Fox Sports Sun: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
- Texas Ranger on Fox Sports Southwest: Hulu, AT&T TV Now (Max Package), YouTube TV
Opening Day Schedule:
THURSDAY JULY 23
- Yankees at Nationals 7:08 p.m. ESPN
- Giants at Dodgers 10:08 p.m. ESPN
FRIDAY JULY 24
- Braves at Mets 4:10 p.m. ESPN
- Tigers at Reds 6:10 p.m. MLB Network
- Blue Jays at Rays 6:40 p.m. RSNs
- Marlins at Phillies 7:05 p.m. RSNs
- Royals at Indians 7:10 p.m. RSNs
- Brewers at Cubs 7:10 p.m. ESPN
- Orioles at Red Sox 7:30 p.m. RSNs
- Rockies at Rangers 8:05 p.m. RSNs
- Twins at White Sox 8:10 p.m. RSNs
- Pirates at Cardinals 8:15 p.m. RSNs
- D-backs at Padres 9:10 p.m. RSNs
- Mariners at Astros 9:10 p.m. RSNs
- Angels at Athletics 10:10 p.m. ESPN
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