How to Watch MLB Opening Day on April 1, 2021

Get your peanuts and cracker jacks ready because MLB Opening Day 2021 is here with a loaded lineup of 15 ball games. All 30 MLB teams will take the field with over 10 hours of baseball, fans will have plenty of options when it comes to watching the game’s biggest stars. With four national games, ESPN will be airing a quadruple-header. Fortunately, every game will have fans in attendance; however, cord cutters watching from home can find out how to watch every Opening Day game below.

The Games – Start Times and Channel

GameTimeChannel
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees1:05 p.m. ETESPN, YES Network, & SportsNet
Cleveland Indians at Detroit Tigers1:10 p.m. ETBally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports Detroit
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox2:10 p.m. ETMASN, & NESN
Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers2:10 p.m. ETBally Sports North, &  Bally Sports Wisconsin
Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs2:20 p.m. ETAT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, & Marquee Sports Network
Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies3:05 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports South, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres4:10 p.m. ETBally Sports Arizona, & Bally Sports San Diego
Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies4:10 p.m. ETESPN, Spectrum SportsNet, & AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds4:10 p.m. ETBally Sports Midwest, & Bally Sports Ohio
Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins4:10 p.m. ETBally Sports Sun, & Bally Sports Florida
Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals4:10 p.m. ETBally Sports Southwest, & Bally Sports Kansas City
New York Mets at Washington Nationals7:09 p.m. ETESPN, Sportsnet New York, & MASN
Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels10:05 p.m. ETNBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports West
Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics10:07 p.m. ETESPN, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, & NBC Sports California
San Francisco Giant at Seattle Mariners10:10 p.m. ETNBC Sports Bay Area, & Root Sports Northwest

ESPN will be the national home of Opening Day 2021. The Worldwide Leader’s quadruple-header will be a showcase for teams from the American and National Leagues. There are a couple of games from around the league that will pique the interest of MLB fans.

At 1:05 p.m. ET, the opening pitch of the 2021 MLB season will be between two AL East rivals when the New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays. In 2020, the Yankees and BlueJays were the second and third-placed teams, respectively, in the AL East. Heading into the 2021 season, they’ll be looking to dethrone the division and American League champion Tampa Bay Rays. While ESPN will be handling the national broadcast, local fans can watch this game on YES Network, and Sportsnet.

The defending World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers will travel to Coors Field to take on the Colorado Rockies at 4:10 p.m. ET. The Dodgers will look to go back-to-back as they put their title on the line over the course of the 162 games regular season. ESPN will be handling the national broadcasting duties, while Spectrum SportsNet, & AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain will handle the regional broadcasts.

Where to watch MLB Opening Day

With a full schedule of MLB games across the country, fans have plenty of choices when it comes to watching each game from the opening pitch to the final at bat.

MLB.tv: Fans can watch live games from their favorite out-of-market teams with one of the packages provided by MLB.tv. Upon signing up, fans will get a 7-day free trial for the service. For $109.99/yr. fans can watch all the games from an out-of-market team with Single Team. Catch every game from every out-of-market team for only $24.99/mo. with Monthly. For the best value, stream every out-of-market team via the All Team package for only $129.99/yr.

ESPN+: Watch select MLB games throughout the season on ESPN+ for $5.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $59.99 per year.

Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming today’s games.

ChannelAT&T TV (*Starts at $85/mo.)fuboTV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.)Sling TV (*Starts at $35/mo.)Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)
ESPNYesYesYesYesYes
*NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesYesYes
Bally Sports Regional NetworksYesNoNoNoNo
AT&T SportsNet Regional NetworksYesYesNoNoNo
Root Sports NorthwestYesNoNoNoNo
Sportsnet New YorkYesYesYesNoYes
Spectrum SportsNetYesNoNoNoNo
Marquee Sports NetworkYesNoNoNoNo
MASNYesNoNoNoNo
NESNYesYesNoNoNo
YES NetworkYesNoNoNoNo

*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may have to watch some games on regional sports networks as coverage varies based on location.