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.
|Friday, April 8||New York Mets at Washington Nationals||7 p.m. ET|
|Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels||9:30 p.m. ET|
|Friday, April 15||Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox||7 p.m. ET|
|Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers||10 p.m. ET|
|Friday, April 22||St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds||6:30 p.m. ET|
|Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics||9:30 p.m. ET|
|Friday, April 29||New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals||8 p.m. ET|
|Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants||10 p.m. ET|
|Friday, May 6||Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox||7 p.m. ET|
|Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners||9:30 p.m. ET|
|Friday, May 13||San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves||7 p.m. ET|
|Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks||9:30 p.m. ET|
|Friday, May 20||St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates||6:30 p.m. ET|
|Texas Rangers at Houston Astros||8 p.m. ET|
|Friday, May 27||Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox||7 p.m. ET|
|Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels||9:30 p.m. ET|
|Friday, June 3||Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees||7 p.m. ET|
|Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies||8:30 p.m. ET|
|Friday, June 10||Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins||8 p.m. ET|
|New York Mets at Los Angeles Angels||9:30 p.m. ET|
|Friday, June 17||Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros||8 p.m. ET|
|Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers||10 p.m. ET|
|Friday, June 24||Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals||8 p.m. ET|
|Detroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks||9:30 p.m. ET|