- Rivalry Games: Cubs-Cardinals, Yankees-Red Sox, Reds-Cardinals, Mets-Yankees
- Big Stars on New Teams: Joe Maddon, Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Hanley Ramirez, Jason Heyward
- Dan Shulman, in Fifth Season as Voice of Sunday Night Baseball, joined by Curt Schilling, John Kruk & Buster Olney
- ESPN’s 2015 Opening Day Quadruple Header to Include Defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants
ESPN will open its 26th season of Sunday Night Baseball – the exclusive, national Major League Baseball game of the week – with MLB Opening Night presented by Scotts – the St. Louis Cardinals at the Chicago Cubs – on ESPN2, Sunday, Apr. 5, at 8 p.m. ET. Every Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell telecast begins at 8 p.m. ET and is also available on ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio and via WatchESPN.
The early-season Sunday Night Baseball schedule is highlighted by several of the sport’s most documented rivalries, starting with Opening Night, and including New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox (Apr. 12, May 3), St. Louis Cardinals-Cincinnati Reds (Apr. 19) and New York Yankees-New York Mets (Apr. 26).
The Sunday Night Baseball schedule includes several of MLB’s biggest stars appearing on “baseball’s biggest stage” with new teams. On Opening Night, manager Joe Maddon and ace Jon Lester are expected to make their respective debuts with the Chicago Cubs. Additionally, Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez have joined the Boston Red Sox and Jason Heyward is now a St. Louis Cardinal.
Dan Shulman will return for his fifth season as the voice of Sunday Night Baseball. He’ll be joined by returning analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney, who is also entering his fifth season.
Early-season Sunday Night Baseball schedule
|Date||Time (ET)||Telecast||Network (s)|
|Sun, Apr. 5||8 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs Opening Night presented by Scotts||ESPN2, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, WatchESPN|
|Sun, Apr. 12||8 p.m.||Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees presented by Taco Bell||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, WatchESPN|
|Sun, Apr. 19||8 p.m.||Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals presented by Taco Bell||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, WatchESPN|
|Sun, Apr. 26||8 p.m.||New York Mets at New York Yankees presented by Taco Bell||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, WatchESPN|
|Sun, May 3||8 p.m.||New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox presented by Taco Bell||ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes Radio, WatchESPN|
ESPN will also televise a 2015 MLB Opening Day quadruple header on Monday, Apr. 6, with more than 13 continuous hours of Major League Baseball. Opening Day begins with the New York Yankees hosting the Toronto Blue Jays in an American League East showdown at 1 p.m., followed by a National League East showdown as the Washington Nationals host the New York Mets. Afternoon action will be followed by a prime-time doubleheader as the Cleveland Indians visit the Houston Astros at 7 p.m. and the defending World Series Champion San Francisco Giants visit the Arizona Diamondbacks at 10 p.m. on ESPN2.
ESPN MLB Opening Day schedule
|Date||Time (ET)||Telecast||Network (s)|
|Mon, Apr. 6||1 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|Mon, Apr. 6||4 p.m.||New York Mets at Washington Nationals||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|Mon, Apr. 6||7 p.m.||Cleveland Indians at Houston Astros||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|Mon, Apr. 6||10 p.m.||San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks||ESPN2, WatchESPN|
ESPN Radio – in its 18th MLB season – will continue its coverage as the exclusive, national radio home of Sunday Night Baseball. Play-by-play commentator Jon Sciambi and analyst Chris Singleton will return for their fifth season together calling Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN Radio. ESPN Radio’s weekly coverage starts at 7 p.m. and is also available on ESPNRadio.com and via the ESPNRadio app.
ESPN Deportes will enter its 12th season as the Spanish-language home to Sunday Night Baseball. Commentators Ernesto Jerez and Luis Alfredo Alvarez will provide commentary throughout the season.
ESPN International: Sunday Night Baseball is available across Latin America, the Caribbean, the Pacific Rim and on cruise ships.