ESPN announces Opening Day schedule
ESPN will begin its historic 25th Major League Baseball season with an exclusive presentation of MLB’s Opening Night on ESPN presented by Scotts – Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres – on Sunday Night Baseball, March 30, at 8 p.m. ET. The new Sunday Night Baseball team of Dan Shulman, analysts John Kruk and Curt Schilling and reporter Buster Olney will make their regular-season debut to call the action. Opening Night will be available across ESPN platforms, including ESPN, ESPN Radio (with Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton), ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and via WatchESPN.
Baseball Tonight presented by Scotts will begin Opening Night festivities with a special 90-minute pre-game show at 6:30 p.m. Karl Ravech will host the telecast with Baseball Hall of Famer and analyst Barry Larkin, Kruk and Schilling.
Five Opening Day Games on ESPN, ESPN2
MLB Opening Day on ESPN presented by Scotts will include a five-game schedule, spanning more than 12 hours of live game action, on Monday, March 31. The schedule will begin at 1 p.m. when Starlin Castro and the Chicago Cubs visit Andrew McCutchen and the Pittsburgh Pirates on ESPN. The schedule continues as David Ortiz and the World Series Champion Boston Red Sox visit Chris Davis and the division-rival Baltimore Orioles at 3 p.m. on ESPN2. Additionally, Matt Holliday and the NL Champion St. Louis Cardinals will visit Joey Votto and the division-rival Cincinnati Reds at 4 p.m. on ESPN.
Opening Day will continue in prime time on ESPN2, beginning at 7 p.m. when Troy Tulowitzki and the Colorado Rockies visit Giancarlo Stanton and the Miami Marlins. At 10 p.m., Robinson Cano will make his Seattle Mariners debut when his new club visits Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
ESPN’s Opening Night and Opening Day schedule
|Sun., Mar. 30||8 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres telecast presented by Scotts||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, WatchESPN|
|Mon., Mar. 31||1 p.m.||Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates telecast presented by Scotts||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|Mon., Mar. 31||3 p.m.||Boston Red Sox at Baltimore Orioles telecast presented by Scotts||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Mon., Mar. 31||4 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds telecast presented by Scotts||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|Mon., Mar. 31||7 p.m.||Colorado Rockies at Miami Marlins telecast presented by Scotts||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
|Mon., Mar. 31||10 p.m.||Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim telecast presented by Scotts||ESPN2, WatchESPN|