ESPN Sunday Night Baseball releases early 2021 schedule


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Wrigley Field is vacant for now  (Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports)
Wrigley Field is vacant for now (Kamil Krzaczynski - USA Today Sports)

Sunday Night Baseball – ESPN’s signature Major League Baseball franchise – will return for its 32nd season in 2021, featuring the game’s biggest superstars in action. Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell is the exclusive, national MLB game of the week, generally airing at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes and streaming via the ESPN App.

ESPN will open its 2021 Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell schedule on April 4, at a special start time of 8:30 p.m. when the Los Angeles Angels and Mike Trout host the Chicago White Sox and American League M.V.P. José Abreu. The following week, on April 11, the Atlanta Braves and National League M.V.P. Freddie Freeman host the Philadelphia Phillies and Bryce Harper at 7 p.m.

Additional 2021 Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell highlights:

MLB superstars in action: Pete Alonso, Ronald Acuña, Jr., Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts, Rafael Devers, Bryce Harper, Aaron Judge, Anthony Rizzo, Juan Soto, Mike Trout, Fernando Tatís, Jr., and more;

San Diego Padres return to Sunday Night Baseball for first time since 2007 (April 25 and May 16);

Four appearances by the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets;

Three appearances by the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees;

Storied rivalries: Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies (April 11 and May 9); Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals (May 23); Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets (May 30); Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees (July 15 and 18); New York Mets vs. New York Yankees (July 4 and September 12);

Defending World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers in action (April 25).

Full schedule below:

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