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Where to watch the Royals and other MLB games this week

We have real baseball to watch this week!

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The Major League season is back and Opening Day is capped off tonight night with our Kansas City Royals featured on national television in a re-match of last fall's World Series, as they face the New York Mets. The game will be broadcast on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball with coverage beginning with the Baseball Tonight Sunday Night Countdown at 7 p.m. CT, with first pitch at 7:37 CT. Dan Shulman will do play-by-play, with Aaron Boone and Jessica Mendoza providing analysis, and Buster Olney as field reporter.

The game will also be available on ESPN Desportes and on ESPN Radio. If you are away from a cable connection, you can also watch the game online or on the Watch ESPN app, although you will need to verify a cable subscription. No blackout restrictions apply.

On Tuesday, the Royals are back on Fox Sports Kansas City for a 3:30 CT game against the Mets. The broadcast will include a championship ring ceremony before the game. Ryan Lefebvre, Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc, will return to the broadcast booth with Joel Goldberg serving as the field reporter. Royals games will be preceded by a 30 minute pre-game show hosted by Goldberg and former Royals reliever Jeff Montgomery. Fox Sports Kansas City will also broadcast the entire three game series this weekend against the Minnesota Twins. You can also stream Royals games on the Fox Sports Go app, even in-market, although it requires cable verification.

If you are not in the Kansas City area, you can watch the game on MLB Network. You can also stream Royals games with a subscription to MLBTV. Blackout restrictions apply.

There is a full slate of Major League games on national television this week (all times are Central).

Date Matchup Time Channel
Sunday, April 3 Cardinals vs. Pirates 12:05 ESPN
Sunday, April 3 Blue Jays vs. Rays 3:05 ESPN2
Sunday, April 3 Mets vs. Royals 7:37 ESPN
Monday, April 4 Mariners vs. Rangers 3:05 ESPN
Monday, April 4 Dodgers vs. Padres 6:05 ESPN
Monday, April 4 Cubs vs. Angels 9:05 ESPN2
Tuesday, April 5 Mets vs. Royals 3:00 MLB Network
Tuesday, April 5

Tigers vs. Marlins OR

Cardinals vs. Pirates

6:00 MLB Network
Wednesday, April 6

Mariners vs. Rangers OR

Giants vs. Brewers

1:00 MLB Network
Wednesday, April 6 Phillies vs. Reds 6:10 ESPN2
Wednesday, April 6 White Sox vs. Athletics 9:05 ESPN2
Thursday, April 7

Astros vs. Yankees OR

Marlins vs. Nationals

3:00 MLB Network
Thursday, April 7

Twins vs. Orioles OR

Red Sox vs. indians

6:00 MLB Network
Thursday, April 7 Rangers vs. Angels 9:05 FS1
Friday, April 8 Phillies vs. Mets 12:00 MLB Network
Satrurday, April 9

Yankees vs. Tigers OR

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays

12:00 MLB Network
Saturday, April 9 Dodgers vs. Giants 3:05 FS1
Saturday, April 9

Phillies vs. Mets OR

Astros vs. Brewers

6:00 MLB Network
Saturday, April 9

Rangers vs. Angels OR

Athletics vs. Mariners

9:00 MLB Network
Sunday, April 10

Red Sox vs. Blue Jays OR

Phillies vs. Mets

12:00 MLB Network
Sunday, April 10 Yankees vs. Tigers 7:10 ESPN