ESPN today announced its game selections for the first half of the 2020 season of Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell – the exclusive, national Major League Baseball game of the week. Blockbuster rivalries and top MLB superstars highlight the schedule.
Sunday Night Baseball telecasts generally start at 7 p.m. ET and are preceded by Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet at 6 p.m. Sunday Night Baseball is available on ESPN, the ESPN App, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes. This marks the 31st consecutive season of ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball franchise, which started in 1990.
The 2020 Sunday Night Baseball campaign begins on March 31 when the Chicago Cubs, new manager David Ross and Kris Bryant visit the Milwaukee Brewers and Christian Yelich at 7 p.m. For the rest of ESPN’s MLB season-opening schedule, which includes MLB Opening Night featuring Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels vs. Jose Altuve and the Houston Astros, visit ESPN Press Room.
2020 Sunday Night Baseball schedule highlights:
- Blockbuster Rivalries: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants (April 5); Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees (May 10, June 14); St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs (April 12);
- Top MLB Superstars: 2019 MLB Award winners expected to appear include A.L. and N.L. M.V.P.’s Mike Trout and Cody Bellinger; Cy Young’s Justin Verlander and Jacob deGrom; Rookies of the Year Yordan Alvarez and Pete Alonso; plus Jose Altuve, Mookie Betts, Alex Bregman, Kris Bryant, Gerrit Cole, Paul Goldschmidt, Aaron Judge, Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer, Christian Yelich, and more;
- Historic Matchups: a blockbuster June culminates with back-to-back weeks of the Chicago Cubs squaring off with the Boston Red Sox (June 21) and the New York Yankees (June 28). These regular-season series’ will happen for only the sixth time in history;
- Banner Game: the New York Yankees visit the St. Louis Cardinals (July 19) in a matchup between the two MLB Clubs with the most World Series Championships;
- Five current appearances by Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees, and Rafael Devers and the Boston Red Sox;
- Four current appearances by Anthony Rizzo and the Chicago Cubs
- Three current appearances by Christian Yelich and the Milwaukee Brewers, Pete Alonso and the New York Mets, and Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals;
- American League Heavyweights: the Houston Astros, who have appeared in two of the last three World Series’ collide with the New York Yankees (May 17) and the Boston Red Sox (May 24);
- GEICO MLB Little League Classic from Williamsport, Pa. home of the Little League World Series. The fourth annual event on Sunday Night Baseball will feature the Boston Red Sox vs. the Baltimore Orioles.
|March 29||7 p.m.||Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee Brewers|
|April 5||8:30 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers at
San Francisco Giants
|April 12||7 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago Cubs|
|April 19||7 p.m.||Milwaukee Brewers at New York Mets|
|April 26||7 p.m.||New York Mets at Atlanta Braves|
|May 3||7 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers|
|May 10||7 p.m.||Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees|
|May 17||7 p.m.||New York Yankees at Houston Astros|
|May 24||7 p.m.||Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox|
|May 31||7 p.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets|
|June 14||7 p.m.||New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox|
|June 21||7 p.m.||Boston Red Sox at Chicago Cubs|
|June 28||7 p.m.||Chicago Cubs at New York Yankees|
|July 16||8 p.m.||San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers*|
|July 19||7 p.m.||New York Yankees at St. Louis Cardinals|
|July 26||7 p.m.||Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees|
|August 23||7 p.m.||GEICO MLB Little League Classic: Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles|
*Thursday MLB second-half opener
The 2020 MLB second-half opener is Thursday, July 16, at 8 p.m. as the Los Angeles Dodgers host their rivals, the San Francisco Giants, exclusively on ESPN.
Additional Sunday Night Baseball game selections for the remainder of the season will be made at least two weeks in advance.
1/30/20 schedule update: ESPN has selected the Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees game for its July 26 edition of Sunday Night Baseball.