Get your peanuts and cracker jacks ready because MLB Opening Day 2021 is here with a loaded lineup of 15 ball games. All 30 MLB teams will take the field with over 10 hours of baseball, fans will have plenty of options when it comes to watching the game’s biggest stars. With four national games, ESPN will be airing a quadruple-header. Fortunately, every game will have fans in attendance; however, cord cutters watching from home can find out how to watch every Opening Day game below.
The Games – Start Times and Channel
|Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees||1:05 p.m. ET||ESPN, YES Network, & SportsNet|
|Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers||1:10 p.m. ET||Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports Detroit|
|Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox||2:10 p.m. ET||MASN, & NESN|
|Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers||2:10 p.m. ET||Bally Sports North, & Bally Sports Wisconsin|
|Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs||2:20 p.m. ET||AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, & Marquee Sports Network|
|Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies||3:05 p.m. ET||ESPN+, Bally Sports South, & NBC Sports Philadelphia|
|Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres||4:10 p.m. ET||Bally Sports Arizona, & Bally Sports San Diego|
|Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies||4:10 p.m. ET||ESPN, Spectrum SportsNet, & AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain|
|St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds||4:10 p.m. ET||Bally Sports Midwest, & Bally Sports Ohio|
|Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins||4:10 p.m. ET||Bally Sports Sun, & Bally Sports Florida|
|Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals||4:10 p.m. ET||Bally Sports Southwest, & Bally Sports Kansas City|
|New York Mets at Washington Nationals||7:09 p.m. ET||ESPN, Sportsnet New York, & MASN|
|Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels||10:05 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports West|
|Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics||10:07 p.m. ET||ESPN, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, & NBC Sports California|
|San Francisco Giant at Seattle Mariners||10:10 p.m. ET||NBC Sports Bay Area, & Root Sports Northwest|
ESPN will be the national home of Opening Day 2021. The Worldwide Leader’s quadruple-header will be a showcase for teams from the American and National Leagues. There are a couple of games from around the league that will pique the interest of MLB fans.
At 1:05 p.m. ET, the opening pitch of the 2021 MLB season will be between two AL East rivals when the New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2020, the Yankees and BlueJays were the second and third-placed teams, respectively, in the AL East. Heading into the 2021 season, they’ll be looking to dethrone the division and American League champion Tampa Bay Rays. While ESPN will be handling the national broadcast, local fans can watch this game on YES Network, and Sportsnet.
The defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers will travel to Coors Field to take on the Colorado Rockies at 4:10 p.m. ET. The Dodgers will look to go back-to-back as they put their title on the line over the course of the 162 games regular season. ESPN will be handling the national broadcasting duties, while Spectrum SportsNet, & AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will handle the regional broadcasts.
Where to watch MLB Opening Day
With a full schedule of MLB games across the country, fans have plenty of choices when it comes to watching each game from the opening pitch to the final at bat.
MLB.tv: Fans can watch live games from their favorite out-of-market teams with one of the packages provided by MLB.tv. Upon signing up, fans will get a 7-day free trial for the service. For $109.99/yr. fans can watch all the games from an out-of-market team with Single Team. Catch every game from every out-of-market team for only $24.99/mo. with Monthly. For the best value, stream every out-of-market team via the All Team package for only $129.99/yr.
ESPN+: Watch select MLB games throughout the season on ESPN+ for $5.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $59.99 per year.
Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming today’s games.
|Channel||AT&T TV (*Starts at $85/mo.)||fuboTV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)||Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.)||Sling TV (*Starts at $35/mo.)||Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)|
|*NBC Sports Regional Networks||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bally Sports Regional Networks||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|AT&T SportsNet Regional Networks||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Root Sports Northwest||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Sportsnet New York||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Marquee Sports Network||Yes||No||No||No||No|
*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may have to watch some games on regional sports networks as coverage varies based on location.
Source: Cord Cutters News