The expected highlights of opening day, which will stretch from 1:05 p.m. Eastern time until approximately 1 a.m., include the Hall of Famer Tony La Russa’s return to managing with the Chicago White Sox, Francisco Lindor’s debut with the Mets, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning their title defense.

But the most exciting game of the day is quite likely the Houston Astros’ road opener at Oakland, where they will face a hostile regular-season crowd for the first time since their elaborate sign-stealing scheme (which helped the team win the 2017 World Series) was revealed. That game between the Astros and the Athletics is one of four opening day games broadcast nationally on ESPN. Here is the entire opening day schedule.

  • Toronto Blue Jays at Yankees, 1:05 p.m., ESPN (all times Eastern)

  • Cleveland at Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m.

  • Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox, postponed, rain

  • Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers, 2:10 p.m.

  • Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m.

  • Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies, 3:05 p.m., ESPN+

  • Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies, 4:10 p.m., ESPN

  • St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds, 4:10 p.m.

  • Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins, 4:10 p.m.

  • Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals, 4:10 p.m.

  • Mets at Washington Nationals, 7:09 p.m., ESPN

  • Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels, 10:05 p.m.

  • Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m., ESPN

  • San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners, 10:10 p.m.


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