Opening Day schedule 2014 is ready to begin for Major League Baseball. Games on the 2014 Opening Day schedule will begin at 10 a.m. PT and the last one has a first pitch time of 7:05 p.m. PT on Monday (March 31). There is already breaking news on the big day, as according to a report from ESPN, the Boston Red Sox had to place Shane Victorino on the disabled list before they open against the Baltimore Orioles. The team called up rookie Jackie Bradley Jr. to take his place on the roster, despite the fact that Grady Sizemore has become the starting center fielder.
The Boston vs. Baltimore game is going to be on ESPN2 beginning at 12 p.m. PT, with Jon Lester taking the mound for the Red Sox and Chris Tillman going for the Orioles. The first showcase game of the day, though, will be the Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at 10 a.m. on ESPN. Jeff Samardzija gets the call for the Cubs and he will go up against Francisco Liriano of the Pirates. ESPN will follow that game with the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds at 1 p.m. PT. Adam Wainwright takes the mound for the Cardinals and Johnny Cueto gets the call for the Reds.
ESPN2 has the two later games on the 2014 Opening Day schedule for TV, beginning with the Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins at 4 p.m. PT. Jorge De La Rosa is pitching for the Rockies against Jose Fernandez of the Marlins. Fernandez finished second in the National League Cy Young voting to Clayton Kershaw in 2013. The nightcap will be at 7 p.m. PT and it is the Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels. It's a really good pitching match-up of Feliz Hernandez vs. Jared Weaver that could be the perfect ending to a full day of baseball.
Quite a few stories will play out for teams finally getting started, including how Robinson Cano will do with the Mariners, how Prince Fielder will look with the Texas Rangers, and Jose Abreu will be worth all the money that the Chicago White Sox paid for him. Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres can relax after a great game on Sunday night (March 30), as they get the day off.
Full 2014 Opening Day Schedule
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (10 a.m. PT / ESPN)
Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers (10:08 a.m. PT)
Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets (10:10 a.m. PT / SNNY)
Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers (11:05 a.m. PT / FSSW)
Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers (11:10 a.m. PT / FSWI)
Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles (12 p.m. PT / ESPN2)
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds (1 p.m. PT / ESPN)
Minnesota Twins vs. Chicago White Sox (1:10 p.m. PT)
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Tampa Bay Rays (1:10 p.m. PT / SUN)
Colorado Rockies vs. Miami Marlins (4 p.m. PT / ESPN2)
San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (6:40 p.m. PT / FSAZ)
Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels (7 p.m. PT / ESPN2)
Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics (7:05 p.m. PT)
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