Major League Baseball returns to ESPN

The 2020 Major League Baseball season kicks off Friday , on ESPN Australia New Zealand.


ESPN will come out swinging for the opening weekend of the new season, broadcasting a host of matches including the New York Yankees, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago Cubs opening series.

The action begins on July 24 as the New York Yankees take on the defending World Series Champions, Washington Nationals at 9am AEST to begin the new season.

The Los Angeles Dodgers then follow at 12pm AEST, as they welcome the San Francisco Giants to Dodgers Stadium in their MLB opener.

ESPN Australia New Zealand will in all showcase 29 live games from July 24 to August 25.

Further scheduling will be available as the season continues.

“It’s great to have Major League Baseball back on ESPN,” ESPN Australia New Zealand General Manager Haydn Arndt said.

“The excitement for the new season has been steadily building following the MLB Draft a few weeks back, and we’re looking forward to getting the new season going in a major way, for all our baseball viewers in Australia and New Zealand.”

MLB 2020 Opening Schedule on ESPN –

Friday July 24
9am AEST, New York Yankees vs Washington Nationals, ESPN
12pm AEST, San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN

Saturday July 25
6am AEST, Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets, ESPN
9am AEST, Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs, ESPN
12pm AEST, LA Angels of Anaheim vs Oakland Athletics, ESPN

Monday July 27
9am AEST, Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets, ESPN
12pm AEST, San Francisco Giants vs Los Angeles Dodgers, ESPN

ESPN and ESPN2 are available on Foxtel, Kayo Sports, Fetch TV and Sky NZ.