Major League Baseball is back on Thursday with all 30 teams playing on 2023 Opening Day. The 15-game schedule got started shortly after 1 p.m. ET with the Yankees and Aaron Judge hosting the Giants as one of the first matchups on the slate. Later in the afternoon, Jacob deGrom will make his Rangers debut in front of home fans as Texas hosts the reigning NL champion Phillies and their new shortstop, Trea Turner. Shohei Ohtani will be on the mound and in the lineup for the Angels on Thursday night in Oakland.
The best pitching matchup of the day on paper is in Miami, where 2022 NL Cy Young winner Sandy Alcantara will lead the Marlins against the Mets and three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer. Meanwhile, the Astros will begin their World Series title defense at home against the White Sox.
Below is the entire 2023 MLB Opening Day schedule, complete with pitching 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 (NYY) -- Preview
- Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox: 2:10 p.m. ET, Kyle Gibson (BAL) vs. Corey Kluber (BOS) -- 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 deGrom (TEX) -- Preview
- Pittsburgh Pirates at Cincinnati Reds: 4:10 p.m. ET, Mitch Keller (PIT) vs. Hunter Greene (CIN) -- Preview
- Toronto Blue Jays at St. Louis Cardinals: 4:10 p.m. ET, Alek Manoah (TOR) vs. Miles Mikolas (STL) -- Preview
- Minnesota Twins at Kansas City Royals: 4:10 p.m. ET, Pablo López (MIN) vs. Zack Greinke (KC) -- 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 Márquez vs. Blake Snell (SD) -- Preview
- Los Angeles Angels at Oakland Athletics: 10:07 p.m. ET, Shohei Ohtani (LAA) vs. Kyle Muller (OAK) -- Preview
- Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers: 10:10 p.m. ET, Zac Gallen (ARI) vs. Julio Urías (LAD) -- Preview
- Cleveland Guardians at Seattle Mariners: 10:10 p.m. ET, Shane Bieber (CLE) vs. Luis Castillo (SEA) -- Preview