ESPN to Exclusively Televise MLB Opening Night Presented by John Deere Doubleheader on July 23

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ESPN to Exclusively Televise MLB Opening Night Presented by John Deere Doubleheader on July 23

New York Yankees at Defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals and San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers

2020 Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell Schedule: Opens with Special Doubleheader on July 26, Plus Multiple Appearances during the Season by the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals

Seven Nationally Televised Games in Four Days on ESPN to Start 2020 MLB Season

ESPN today, in conjunction with Major League Baseball, announced its 2020 MLB television schedule for Opening Night, Opening Day and Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell. The season will begin on Thursday, July 23, with two exclusive Opening Night presented by John Deere game telecasts on ESPN, including the New York Yankees and Gerrit Cole visiting the defending World Series Champion Washington Nationals and Max Scherzer at 7 p.m. ET. ESPN will continue its Opening Night coverage at 10 p.m. when the Los Angeles Dodgers and Mookie Betts host the San Francisco Giants and Johnny Cueto.

ESPN’s MLB season-opening slate continues on Friday, July 24, with an Opening Day presented by John Deere tripleheader. At 4 p.m., the New York Mets and Jacob deGrom will host the Atlanta Braves and Ronald Acuña, Jr. At 7 p.m., the Chicago Cubs, led by new manager David Ross, will host the Milwaukee Brewers and Christian Yelich. At 10 p.m., the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout visit the Oakland Athletics and Matt Olson. (Select games on July 24 may be subject to local blackout restrictions.)

The 2020 Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell season begins with a special doubleheader on July 26, with the Mets hosting the Braves in their season-opening series finale at 7 p.m. At 10 p.m., the Dodgers host the Giants, in their season-opening series finale. In total ESPN will televise seven season-opening games in four days. All MLB games on ESPN are available to stream via the ESPN App.

2020 Sunday Night Baseball Presented by Taco Bell Schedule

As previously announced, the 2020 ESPN Sunday Night Baseball team features play-by-play voice Matt Vasgersian, World Series Champion and analyst Alex Rodriguez and ESPN Senior MLB Insider Buster Olney reporting. Vasgersian and Rodriguez enter their third seasons on Sunday Night Baseball, while Olney will begin his 10th season. Sunday Night Baseball is the exclusive, national MLB game of the week, generally airing at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and streaming via the ESPN App.

Following the special July 26 doubleheader, ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball schedule continues on August 2, when the New York Yankees and Aaron Judge host their long-time rivals, the Boston Red Sox and Xander Bogaerts at 7 p.m. More 2020 Sunday Night Baseball highlights:

  • Multiple appearances by the Braves, Red Sox, Cubs, Yankees, Phillies and Cardinals;
  • Yankees vs. Red Sox, Cardinals vs. Cubs, Braves vs. Phillies scheduled for two games each;
  • Back-to-back Braves vs. Phillies matchups slated for August 23 and August 30.

2020 Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell schedule

Date Time (ET) Game
Sun, Jul 26 7 p.m. Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
Sun, Jul 26 10 p.m. San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Sun, Aug 2 7 p.m. Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Sun, Aug 9 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Sun, Aug 16 7 p.m. Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Sun, Aug 23 7 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
Sun, Aug 30 7 p.m. Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Sun, Sep 6 7 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Sun, Sep 13 8 p.m. TBD
Sun, Sep 20 7 p.m. TBD

More information, including ESPN’s weekday MLB game selections, commentator assignments and coverage plans, will be announced soon. Selections for the final two Sunday Night Baseball games will be made up to two weeks prior to the date.

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