2023 MLB Opening Week: How to watch games on ESPN

Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

MLB's 2023 Opening Day is finally here!

All 30 teams will play in 15 games Thursday, with 30 of the best pitchers across the majors taking the mound, headlined by eight Cy Young Award winners.

ESPN will air a number of the weekend's most exciting matchups, including the reigning champion Astros and new member Jose Abreu opening the season against the White Sox, the 2020 MVP's former team. The primetime Opening Night showdown will also feature Houston's World Series banner-raising ceremony and festivities.

Which games from Opening Weekend can you watch on ESPN? We've got you covered.

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Thursday, March 30

4:05 p.m. ET: Philadelphia Phillies at Texas Rangers

The pitching matchup: Aaron Nola vs. Jacob deGrom

How to watch: ESPN+

7 p.m. ET: Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros

The pitching matchup: Dylan Cease vs. Framber Valdez

How to watch: ESPN

Friday, March 31

10:10 p.m. ET: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers

The pitching matchup: Merrill Kelly vs. Dustin May

How to watch: ESPN+

Sunday, April 2

1:35 p.m. ET: San Francisco Giants at New York Yankees

The pitching matchup: TBD vs. Domingo German

How to watch: ESPN+

7 p.m. ET: Philadelphia Phillies at Texas Rangers

The pitching matchup: Bailey Falter vs. Martin Perez

How to watch: ESPN