MLB’s inaugural 2023 schedule: Games, times, fixtures As the new baseball season kicks off Thursday

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Major League Baseball returned Thursday with all 30 teams playing on Opening Day of 2023. The 15-game schedule kicked off shortly after 1 p.m. ET with the Yankees and Aaron Judge hosting the Giants as one of the first games on the slate. Later in the afternoon, Rangers’ Jacob DeGrom will make his debut in front of home fans as Texas hosts the NFL’s reigning champion Phillies and their new shortstop, Trea Turner. Shuhei Ohtani will be on the mound and in the Angels’ lineup Thursday night in Oakland.

The best game of the day on paper was in Miami, where 2022 NL Cy Young winner Sandy Alcantara will lead the Marlins against Mets and three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer. Meanwhile, the Astros would begin their World Series title defense at home against the White Sox.

Below is the full 2023 MLB Opening Day schedule, complete with the promotion’s matchups.

2023 MLB Opening Day schedule

  • Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals: 1:05 p.m. ET, Max Fried (ATL) vs. Patrick Corbin (WAS) — preview
  • San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees: 1:05 p.m. ET, Logan Webb (SFG) vs. Gerrit Cole (NY) — preview
  • Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox: 2:10 p.m. ET, Kyle Gibson (BAL) vs. Corey Kluber (POS) — preview
  • Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs: 2:20 p.m. ET Corbin Burnes (MIL) vs. Marcus Stroman (CHC) — preview
  • Detroit Tigers at Tampa Bay Rays: 3:10 p.m. ET, Eduardo Rodriguez (DET) vs. Shane McClanahan (TB) — preview
  • Philadelphia Phillies at Texas Rangers: 4:05 p.m. ET, Aaron Nola (PHI) vs. Jacob DeGrum (TEX) — preview
  • Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds: 4:10 p.m. ET, Mitch Keeler (Pitt) vs. Hunter Green (CIN) — preview
  • Toronto Blue Jays at St. Louis Cardinals: 4:10 p.m. ET Alec Manuah (TOR) vs. Miles Mikulas (STL) — preview
  • Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals: 4:10 p.m. ET, Pablo Lopez (Maine) vs. Zack Greinke (Kentucky) — preview
  • New York Mets at Miami Marlins: 4:10 p.m. ET, Max Scherzer (NYM) vs. Sandy Alcantara (MIA) — preview
  • Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros: 7:08 p.m. ET, Dylan Cease (CHW) vs. Framber Valdez (HOU) — preview
  • Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres: 9:40 p.m. ET, German Marquez vs. Blake Snell (SD) — preview
  • Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics: 10:07 p.m. ET, Shuhei Ohtani (LA) vs. Kyle Mueller (OK) – preview
  • Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers: 10:10 p.m. ET, Zack Gallen (ARI) vs. Julio Urías (LAD) — preview
  • Cleveland Guardians at Seattle Mariners: 10:10 p.m. ET, Shane Pepper (KLE) vs. Louis Castillo (SEA) — preview
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