Major League Baseball Opening Day 2021 is here. The new campaign starts Thursday, and the league is returning to a full, 162-game schedule for the 2021 season. All 30 MLB teams were scheduled to be in action April 1, and there are some intriguing matchups on the Opening Day schedule. The Los Angeles Dodgers begin their title defense with a trip to face the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The New York Yankees will send Gerrit Cole to the mound to go up against the Blue Jays and new center fielder George Springer. Mike Trout and the Angels will face a strong White Sox team as Tony La Russa returns to the dugout.
And yes, there will be fans. MLB had no in-person attendance during the 2020 regular season as the league played a 60-game campaign during the COVID-19 pandemic. All ballparks hosting Opening Day games on April 1 will allow at least limited attendance. You can find every team's early season attendance plan here.
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Below is the full schedule for 2021 MLB Opening Day. Select games are streaming through fuboTV (try for free).
MLB Opening Day 2021 schedule
Thursday, April 1
(All times U.S./Eastern)
- Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees, 1:05 p.m., fuboTV (nationally)
- Cleveland at Detroit Tigers, 1:10 p.m.
- Minnesota Twins at Milwaukee Brewers, 2:10 p.m.
- PPD: Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox (rained out; game will be played Friday)
- Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)
- Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies, 3:05 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)
- Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres, 4:10 p.m.
- Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals, 4:10 p.m.
- Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies, 4:10 p.m., fuboTV (nationally)
- St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds, 4:10 p.m.
- Tampa Bay Rays at Miami Marlins, 4:10 p.m.
- PPD: New York Mets at Washington Nationals (reportedly called off due to COVID-19 issues)
- Chicago White Sox at Los Angeles Angels, 10:05 p.m., fuboTV (nationally)
- Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)
- San Francisco Giants at Seattle Mariners, 10:10 p.m., fuboTV (regionally)