Apple & MLB Announce First 12 Weeks of Friday Night Baseball Doubleheaders

As Opening Day 2022 approaches, Major League Baseball and Apple have announced the first half of the 2022 Friday Night Baseball schedule. Friday Night Baseball will premiere on Friday, April 8 on Apple TV+ and fans with internet access can watch the games for free on the platform.

On April 8, MLB’s new deal with Apple will begin with two marquee games: the Washington Nationals will welcome the New York Mets to Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., beginning at 7 p.m. ET, which will feature the Mets debut of three-time Cy Young Award-winner and eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer taking on All-Star Juan Soto and the Nationals; and in the late game,  three-time American League MVP Mike Trout and reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels welcome Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman and the defending American League Champion Houston Astros to Angel Stadium, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET.

For the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s Major League debut, Friday Night Baseball will commemorate Jackie Robinson Day with a loaded doubleheader on April 15. The opening pitch for the early game is set for 7 p.m. ET,  the reigning American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Randy Arozarena and the Tampa Bay Rays travel to the Windy City to take on All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox. Robinson’s former team, the LA Dodgers will take the stage during the late game at 10 p.m. ET, as 2020 National League MVP Freddie Freeman and his new franchise welcome National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Jonathan India and the Cincinnati Reds to Dodger Stadium.

Anyone with internet access will be able to watch Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+ via most Apple devices, tv.apple.com, smart TVs, gaming consoles, cable set-top boxes, or any other streaming device that carries the app. There will also be a pre- and postgame show available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, and for a limited time, without the need for a subscription. More details about the presentation, additional games, the pre- and postgame show will be announced at a later date.

Check out the announced Friday Night Baseball schedule below.

DateGameTime
Friday, April 8New York Mets at Washington Nationals7 p.m. ET
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, April 15Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox7 p.m. ET
Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers10 p.m. ET
Friday, April 22St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds6:30 p.m. ET
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, April 29New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals8 p.m. ET
Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants10 p.m. ET
Friday, May 6Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox7 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, May 13San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves7 p.m. ET
Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, May 20St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates6:30 p.m. ET
Texas Rangers at Houston Astros8 p.m. ET
Friday, May 27Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox7 p.m. ET
Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, June 3Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees7 p.m. ET
Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies8:30 p.m. ET
Friday, June 10Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins8 p.m. ET
New York Mets at Los Angeles Angels9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, June 17Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros8 p.m. ET
Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers10 p.m. ET
Friday, June 24Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals8 p.m. ET
Detroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks9:30 p.m. ET