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Angels-Orioles to start out MLB’s 2024 league-wide opening day

1 of 5 | Catcher Adley Rutschman (C) and the Baltimore Orioles will host the Los Angeles Angels at 3:05 p.m. EDT Thursday in Baltimore. File Photo by Steve Nesius/UPI | License Photo March 28 (UPI) — Two regular-season games are already completed — because of MLB’s Seoul Series — but Thursday’s league-wide slate of

Angels-Orioles to start out MLB’s 2024 league-wide opening day

1 of 5 | Catcher Adley Rutschman (C) and the Baltimore Orioles will host the Los Angeles Angels at 3:05 p.m. EDT Thursday in Baltimore. File Photograph by Steve Nesius/UPI | License Photo

March 28 (UPI) — Two regular-season video games are already accomplished — due to MLB’s Seoul Sequence — however Thursday’s league-wide slate of 13 contests will mark the beginning of the 2024 season for many baseball followers.

The New York Mets initially had been scheduled to host the Milwaukee Brewers within the first recreation of the day, however that matchup — along with a Philadelphia Phillies-Atlanta Braves recreation — was postponed and rescheduled for Friday due to rain within the forecast.

The Baltimore Orioles now are set to host the Los Angeles Angels in Thursday’s opener Baltimore. The primary pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. EDT from Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

One other eight video games are scheduled to start out at 4:10 p.m., together with Toronto Blue Jays-Tampa Bay Rays and St. Louis Cardinals-Los Angeles Dodgers conferences on MLB Community.

The reigning champion Texas Rangers will host the Chicago Cubs at 7:35 p.m. on ESPN.

The Oakland Athletics will host the Cleveland Guardians at 10:07 p.m. in Oakland. The Arizona Diamondbacks will then face the Colorado Rockies at 10:10 p.m. on Phoenix.

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The Seattle Mariners will host the Boston Crimson Sox within the last recreation of the evening. That matchup will begin at 10:10 p.m. in Seattle and air on MLB Community.

Reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani, who signed a $700 million contract this low season in free company — and the Dodgers are favorites to win the World Sequence. Reigning Nationwide League MVP Ronald Acuna Jr. and the Braves have the second-best odds to win the title, based on most sportsbooks.

The Houston Astros, New York Yankees, Orioles, Rangers and Phillies are among the many different World Sequence favorites.

Acuna, Ohtani and his Dodgers teammates Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, San Diego Padres outfielder Fernando Tatis Jr., and Phillies first baseman Bryce Harper are Nationwide League MVP favorites.

Yankees teammates Aaron Choose and Juan Soto, Mariners outfielder Julio Rodriguez, Rangers shortstop Corey Seager and Astros slugger Yordan Alvarez are American League MVP favorites.

Corbin Burnes of the Orioles, Kevin Gausman of the Blue Jays, Luis Castillo of the Mariners, Framber Valdez of the Astros, Pablo Lopez of the Minnesota Twins and Tarik Skubal of the Detroit Tigers are amongst American League Cy Younger Award favorites.

Spencer Strider and Max Fried of the Braves, Zack Wheeler of the Phillies, Zac Gallen of the Diamondbacks and Tyler Glasnow of the Dodgers are Nationwide League Cy Younger Award favorites.

Burnes, Glasnow, Skubal, Lopez, Valdez, Gallen and Castillo are scheduled to pitch Thursday.

The Dodgers and Padres, who confronted off earlier this month within the two-game Seoul Sequence, enter Thursday with matching 1-1 data. Betts hit the primary house run of the 2024 season — a 400-foot, two-run shot — towards the Padres on March 21 in South Korea’s capital metropolis.

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Thursday’s MLB schedule

All occasions EDT

Brewers at Mets at 1:10 p.m. — Postponed

Angels at Orioles at 3:05 p.m.

Braves at Phillies at 3:05 p.m. — Postponed

Nationals at Reds at 4:10 p.m.

Giants at Padres at 4:10 p.m.

Cardinals at Dodgers at 4:10 p.m. on MLB Community

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Blue Jays at Rays at 4:10 p.m. on MLB Community

Twins at Royals at 4:10 p.m.

Tigers at White Sox at 4:10 p.m.

Pirates at Marlins at 4:10 p.m.

Yankees at Astros at 4:10 p.m.

Cubs at Rangers at 7:35 p.m. on ESPN

Guardians at Athletics at 10:07 p.m.

Rockies at Diamondbacks at 10:10 p.m.

Crimson Sox at Mariners at 10:10 p.m. on MLB Community

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