Baseball, baseball, baseball.
As the MLB season officially kicked off on Thursday, an almost full array of games will come your way on Friday, with baseball playing late into the night. It is the opening day for 26 teams, starting with a NL East matchup at 4:10 PM ET with Jacob deGrom taking on Mike Soroka and the World Series hopeful Braves in New York.
The evening ends with a must-watch match between the scrappy Athletics and a secretly underrated Angels squad, featuring the planet’s greatest player, Mike Trout.
Thursday’s games had a little bit of everything that makes baseball great: smooth defending, great pitching, dingers, star power and more. With 13 games on today’s schedule, expect to see more of that.
Sporting News follows the results, highlights and more of today’s games below.
(All times East.)
Sporting News follows the latest scores and highlights below:
|Braves vs. Mets||4:10 p.m. ET||1-0 Mets (final)|
|Tigers vs. Reds||6:10 PM ET||7-1 Red (final)|
|Blue Jays vs. Rays||18:40 ET||6-4 Blue Jays (final)|
|Marlins vs. Phillies||19:05 ET||5-2 Marlins (final)|
|Brouwers vs. cubs||19:10 ET||3-0 Cubs (final)|
|Royals vs. Indians||19:10 ET||2-0 Indians (final)|
|Orioles vs. Red Sox||7:30 PM ET||13-2 Red Sox (final)|
|Rangers vs. Rockies||20:05 ET||1-0 Rangers (final)|
|Twins versus White Sox||20:10 ET||10-5 Twins (final)|
|Pirates vs. Cardinals||8:15 p.m. ET||5-4 Cardinals (final)|
|Diamondbacks vs. Padres||9:10 p.m. ET||7-2 Padres (final)|
|Mariners vs. Astros||9:10 p.m. ET||8-2 Astros (final)|
|Dodgers vs. Giants||21:40 ET||9-1 Dodgers (final)|
|Angels vs. Ash||10:10 pm ET||7-3 A’s (final)|
MLB Opening Day 2020 live updates, highlights
02:06: Ball game.
1:36 hours: We are witnessing history! Angels-A’s is in extra innings, meaning the introduction of MLB’s new rule that puts a runner on second base to start bonus frames.
12:09 pm: The two main figures in Thursday’s mixed reaction to the Black Lives Matter movement in LA met tonight.
Mookie Betts knocked Sam Coonrod out of tonight’s game with an RBI-single.
– Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) July 25, 2020
11:15 PM: Not a great pitch from MadBum.
9:49 PM: Kyle Hendricks completes a complete game shutout for the Cubs.
9:23 PM: Mariner’s rookie Kyle Lewis took Justin Verlander so deeply.
9:03 pm: Luis Robert collects his first MLB hit.
8.46 pm: Kepler has just hit another homerun.
8.45 pm: The Twins got a first pitch homerun by Max Kepler to start their season and will continue to roll tonight.
8:15 pm: Here’s a surprise: Cavan Biggio and the Jays fight Charlie Morton and the Rays.
7:57 PM: Ian Happ is alive!
7:46 PM: Joey Votto with some garden work.
6:52 PM: Cincinnati rose 2-0 at the Tigers in Cincy and Sonny Gray looks sharp through two innings.
6:00 PM: Yoenis Cespedes moves DIEP to the left to break the 0-0 score in New York.
5:50 PM: Jeff McNeil has just achieved something really strange: an out-of-5 outout.
5:38 PM: Up to and including 5 1/3, the Mets and the Braves are still stuck in a 0-0 draw.
MLB schedule 2020
Fans looking for national baseball can tune into these nationally televised games over the weekend:
Friday, July 24
|Braves vs. Mets||4 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Tigers vs. Reds||6:00 PM ET||MLB network|
|Brouwers vs. cubs||7 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Mariners vs. Astros||21:00 ET||MLB network|
|Angels vs. Ash||10:00 PM ET||ESPN|
Saturday, July 25
|Brouwers vs. cubs||1 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Pirates vs. Cardinals||2:00 p.m. ET||MLB network|
|Giants vs. Dodgers||4 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Yankees vs. subjects||7 p.m. ET||Fox|
|Diamondbacks vs. Padres||21:00 ET||FS1|
Sunday July 26
|Yankees vs. subjects||1 p.m. ET||TBS|
|Angels vs. Ash||4 p.m. ET||MLB network|
|Braves vs. Mets||7 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Giants vs. Dodgers||10:00 PM ET||ESPN|