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ESPN to Televise Seven 2016 MLB Opening Day Games in Two Days

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ESPN will televise seven 2016 MLB Opening Day Games during the first two days of the regular season, highlighted by an exclusive national presentation of the New York Mets at the Kansas City Royals in a World Series rematch on Sunday Night Baseball, Apr. 3, at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.

ESPN’s Opening Day coverage on Sunday, Apr. 3, will include two new afternoon windows. ESPN will televise a NL Opening Day showdown at 1 p.m. as the Pittsburgh Pirates host the St. Louis Cardinals. ESPN2 will then showcase a meeting between the Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays from Tropicana Field at 4 p.m.

On Monday, Apr. 4, ESPN will be home to an Opening Day quadrupleheader, beginning at 1 p.m. when the New York Yankees host the Houston Astros in a rematch of the 2015 AL Wild Card Game. From there, the Texas Rangers will host the Seattle Mariners at 4 p.m. (ESPN), and the Los Angeles Dodgers will visit the San Diego Padres at 7 p.m. (ESPN).  The seven-game, two-day Opening Day slate will conclude at 10 p.m. when the Chicago Cubs visit the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (ESPN2).

Every 2016 MLB Opening Day game on ESPN or ESPN2, and every MLB on ESPN telecast throughout the season, will also be digitally streamed via WatchESPN.

ESPN’s Opening Day telecasts on Sunday, Apr. 3, are part of a significant day of sports coverage for the company, which will include the NCAA Women’s Final Four Semifinals.

 Sunday, Apr. 3 schedule

Time (ET) Event Network(s)
1 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates ESPN, WatchESPN
4 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays ESPN2, WatchESPN
6 p.m. NCAA Women’s Final Four Semifinal Game 1 ESPN, WatchESPN
8:30 p.m. NCAA Women’s Final Four Semifinal Game 2 ESPN2, WatchESPN
8:30 p.m. New York Mets at Kansas City Royals ESPN, WatchESPN

Monday, Apr. 4 schedule

Time (ET) Event Network(s)
1 p.m. Houston Astros at New York Yankees ESPN, WatchESPN
4 p.m. Seattle Mariners at Texas Rangers ESPN, WatchESPN
7 p.m. Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres ESPN, WatchESPN
10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim ESPN2, WatchESPN

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Media contact: Ben Cafardo at 860-766-3496 or [email protected], (@Ben_ESPN).