ESPN+ MLB Schedule for 2023

By Jim Kimble / Updated October 3, 2023

ESPN+ Baseball Game of the Day has concluded its regular season coverage. Now in the postseason, the MLB Wild Card Season starts tonight, Oct. 3 on ABC. The remaining games are on ESPN and ESPN2. (See full schedule below.)

ESPN+ streams one regular season game per day for the 2023 Major League Baseball season. A subscription to ESPN+ costs $10.99 per month. 

Apple TV+ and Peacock now offer weekly MLB games. But only ESPN+ has daily games that are part of the national broadcast schedule. 

MLB games on ESPN+ are subject to local blackout restrictions. But cord-cutters have a number of other options to watch in-market MLB games without cable. I’ll expand on that below.

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What MLB games are on ESPN+?

You will find one MLB game per day on ESPN+ during the 2023 season. ESPN+ will stream each MLB team at least 10 times.

These out-of-market games are part of the national broadcast schedule.

Is live baseball on ESPN Plus?

Yes. ESPN+ live streams each MLB game within the ESPN app. A replay of these games are available for viewing once the live game is completed. 

You can check out the upcoming lineup of MLB games.

In-market MLB games

Regional sports channels are usually the most important ones to have for in-market MLB games. 

This year is no different. So you will want a live TV service that carries your local regional sports network in-market coverage.

There are ways to watch in-market games without cable on NESN, MSG, MASN, Marquee Sports Network, Spectrum SportsNet LA, SportsNet NY, ROOT Sports and YES Network.

Regional Bally Sports networks are on DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV. And you can stream regional sports networks from NBC Sports and AT&T SportsNet. 

How to Watch MLB on ESPN Plus

ESPN+ is streaming one MLB game per day during the 2023 baseball season. (Photo credit: Jim Kimble / The Cord Cutting Report)

If you have a Smart TV, Fire TV Stick or Roku, then you pretty much have what you need to start streaming MLB games.

I also recommend a decent Internet connection, and setting up your own Wi-Fi router for better coverage. 

  • Once you sign up for ESPN+ online, you can activate your subscription through the ESPN app and start watching from there. 
  • Hulu subscribers have the option to add on ESPN+ for an additional $10.99 per month. Both services will be within the Hulu app.
  • If you sign up for Hulu + Live TV, then an ESPN+ subscription is included 
  • There are a number of live TV options to watch ESPN without cable, some of which include regional sports networks. 

After you sign up for ESPN+ and activate your account within the ESPN app, you can start watching other live sporting events. There is live coverage of NHL games, the PGA Tour, soccer and UFC fights.

Today’s MLB Schedule for ESPN+

2023 MLB Wild Card Games on ESPN, ESPN2

Editors Note: There are no Wild Card games on ESPN+, you can ready my guide on how to watch the 2023 MLB Playoffs Without Cable for more information on streaming options. The Wild Card schedule is on the following platforms:

Tuesday, October 3

TIME (ET)GAMETV
3 p.m.Game 1: Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay RaysABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
4:30 p.m.Game 1: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota TwinsESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
7 p.m.Game 1: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee BrewersESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
8 p.m.Game 1: Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia PhilliesESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App

Wednesday, October 4

3 p.m.Game 2: Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay RaysABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
4:30 p.m.Game 2: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota TwinsESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
7 p.m.Game 2: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee BrewersESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
8 p.m.Game 2: Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia PhilliesESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App

Thursday, October 5

3 p.m.Game 3: Texas Rangers vs. Tampa Bay RaysABC, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
4:30 p.m.Game 3: Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota TwinsESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
7 p.m.Game 3: Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Milwaukee BrewersESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App
8 p.m.Game 3: Miami Marlins vs. Philadelphia PhilliesESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN App

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This article was published April 14, 2022, and has been updated with the latest game schedule.

Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.