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ESPN to air double-header Opening Day, Sunday Night Baseball for shortened MLB season

ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball returns at the end of July. We run through the whole schedule.

University of Iowa Hawkeyes catcher/outfielder Tyler Cropley prepares to hit as seen through the ESPN TV camera positioned at first base during the Houston Regional baseball game between the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Texas A&M Aggies on June 3, 2017 at Schroeder Park in Houston, Texas. Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Major League Baseball has scheduled Opening Day for July 23rd, and ESPN will dive right in with its broadcast coverage. The season will kick off with a doubleheader featuring Yankees vs. Nationals and Giants vs. Dodgers, with both airing on ESPN. First pitch for Yankees-Nationals is 7:08 p.m. ET, while first pitch for Giants-Dodgers is 10:08 p.m. ET.

MLB unveiled the full schedule on Monday, and ESPN has a full schedule of Sunday Night Baseball for the shortened 60-game season. The games will generally air at 7 p.m., although the back half of the July 26th double-header will air at 10 p.m. ET. The matchups for the final two Sundays of the regular season are to be determined.

Jul 26 — Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets
Jul 26 — San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Aug 2 — Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Aug 9 — Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals
Aug 16 — Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees
Aug 23 — Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
Aug 30 — Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies
Sep 6 — St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs
Sep 13 — TBD
Sep 20 — TBD