MLB Opening Day schedule 2021: Live stream, matchups, game times, how to watch the first day of baseball season
Major League Baseball Opening Day 2021 is almost here. The new season kicks off Thursday, April 1 as the league returns to a full, 162-game schedule. All 30 teams will be in action on April 1, and there are plenty of intriguing matchups on the Opening Day schedule. The Los Angeles Dodgers open their title defense with a trip to Denver to face the Colorado Rockies. The New York Yankees will send Gerrit Cole to the mound to go up against the Blue Jays and their new center fielder George Springer. Francisco Lindor will make his New York Mets debut as they travel to face the Washington Nationals in a pitching matchup that sees Jacob deGrom match up against Max Scherzer.
And yes, there will be fans. MLB had no in-person attendance during the 2020 regular season as the league played a 60-game campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic. All 15 ballparks hosting Opening Day games on April 1 will allow at least limited attendance. You can find every team’s early-season attendance plan here.
Below is the full schedule for 2021 MLB Opening Day. Select games are streaming through fuboTV (try for free).
MLB Opening Day 2021 schedule
Thursday, April 1 (All times U.S./Eastern)
- Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m., fuboTV (nationally)
- Cleveland at Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m.
- Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers, 2:10 p.m.
- Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox, 2:10 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)
- Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)
- Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies, 3:05 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)
- Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m.
- Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals, 4:10 p.m.
- Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies, 4:10 p.m., fuboTV (nationally)
- St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds, 4:10 p.m.
- Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins, 4:10 p.m.
- New York Mets at Washington Nationals, 7:09 p.m., fuboTV (nationally)
- Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels, 10:05 p.m., fuboTV (nationally)
- Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)
- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners, 10:10 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)