Livescore Thursday, April 25

There might be two MLB games already in the books for 2024 thanks to the Seoul Series, but make no mistake: This is Opening Day.

Thursday will officially open up the season, with most of the 30 teams in action — but not all, as several teams announced weather-related postponements. Still, there will be shortage of excitement.

Shohei Ohtani and the Dodgers will make their stateside debut after playing two games against the Padres in South Korea to begin the 2024 season. But Ohtani won’t be the only new face in a new place.

Juan Soto will slot into a lineup with Aaron Judge and the Yankees as they face the Astros. And in Baltimore, Corbin Burnes will make his Oriole debut after an offseason trade from the Brewers. 

In the primetime slot, the reigning champion Rangers will face off against the Cubs. That game should have no shortage of excitement as Wyatt Langford makes his MLB debut for Texas alongside stars Corey Seager and Evan Carter, while the Cubs will bring back Cody Bellinger to a lineup is taking aim at an NL Central title.

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Opening Day live scores

For live updates of Opening Day scores, check out the links below:

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Angels 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3
Orioles 2 3 0 2 0 1 3 0 X 11
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Nationals 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Reds 0 3 4 0 0 0
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Giants 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Padres 0 0 0 0 2 0
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Cardinals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Dodgers 2 0 3 0 0 1
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Blue Jays 0 0 0 1 0 5 2
Rays 1 0 0 0 0 1
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Twins 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Royals 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Tigers 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
White Sox 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Pirates 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
Marlins 0 2 2 0 1 0
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Yankees 0 0 0 0 3 1
Astros 3 1 0 0 0 0
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 F
Red Sox

Opening Day results, highlights from Thursday’s game

Nationals at Reds

5:59 p.m.: The Nationals are on the scoreboard after Eddie Rosario blasts a two-run homer to make it a 7-2 game in the top of the seventh.

5:03 p.m.: Martini keeps the party going with his second homer of the day, sending another line drive to right to score Elly De La Cruz and Steer to make it a 7-0 game.

5:01 p.m.: Steer has another RBI and Fraley has another run scored as he hits a hard double that bounces off the right-field wall as Cincinnati moves to leading 4-0.

4:41 p.m.: Nick Martini blasts a no-doubt shot to right field to extend Cincinnati’s lead to 3-0.

4:40 p.m.: Jake Fraley reaches second after an infield single and a stolen base, then races around to score on a bloop single by Spencer Steer to shallow right to put the Reds up 1-0.

3 p.m.: An hour out, here’s a look at the starting lineups for both the Nationals and the Reds:

Giants at Padres

6:07 p.m.: The Giants re-take the lead on a sacrifice fly as Jung Hoo Lee picks up his first MLB RBI. Ahmed is thrown out trying to tag and advance to third.

6:06 p.m.: Ahmed has his second RBI of the day as he singles to left to score Thairo Estrada and even the game at 2-2.

5:30 p.m.: The Padres take the lead on a fielder’s choice from Tyler Wade, scoring Ha-Seong Kim from third.

5:23 p.m.: Jurickson Profar knots the game up with a ground ball up the middle to score Manny Machado in the bottom of the fifth. 

4:43 p.m.: Nick Ahmed gets the Giants on the board by doubling to left, scoring Michael Conforto from first to the Giants the early 1-0 lead.

3 p.m.: Here’s a look at the lineups from today’s game between the Giants and Padres:

Cardinals at Dodgers

5:45 p.m.: Teoscar Hernandez picks up his first hit as a Dodger, doubling to right, then scores after James Outman grounds a single through the right side to extend L.A.’s lead to 6-1.

5:05 p.m.: Paul Goldschmidt gets the Cardinals on the board with his first homer of 2024 on a fly ball to center. Los Angeles still leads 5-1.

4:56 p.m.: The stars are showing off in Los Angeles. Ohtani walks and Freeman launches a two-run homer to dead center to extend the Dodgers’ lead to 5-0.

4:53 p.m.: Betts blasts one to left field. 406 feet for his second homer of the year as the Dodgers push the lead to 3-0.

4:30 p.m.: Max Muncy comes a few feet shy of a homer, but the fly ball is deep enough to score Freeman from third and push the Dodgers’ lead to 2-0.

4:27 p.m.: Freddie Freeman hits a hard grounder past second for an RBI single to put the Dodgers on the board to start the game.

4:24 p.m.: Mookie Betts leads off the bottom of the first with a walk, and Shohei Ohtani doubles to right. However, he keeps going with Betts staying at third and is tagged out in a rundown.

3 p.m.: Here’s a look at the lineups from today’s game between the Cardinals and Dodgers:

1:30 p.m.: Shohei Ohtani and the Dodgers have already kicked off their regular-season, having faced off against the Padres in the Seoul Series. However, this is the first time L.A. is playing back on home soil. It’ll be interesting to see the reaction Ohtani gets from Dodgers faithful amid the backdrop of the betting scandal involving his former interpreter and longtime friend, Ippei Mizuhara.

Blue Jays at Rays

5:55 p.m.: The Blue Jays continue to pile on. Bo Bichette rips a double to left, scoring Biggio and Springer to push Toronto’s lead to 8-2 in the top of the seventh.

5:40 p.m.: Diaz notches his second RBI as he follows a double from Rene Pinto with a double of his own to score Pinto in the bottom of the sixth and make it a 6-2 game.

5:31 p.m.: Toronto keeps piling on as Alejandro Kirk lines a single into center to score Bo Bichette and Justin Turner, followed by an RBI single from Kevin Kiermaier to make it a 6-1 Blue Jays lead.

5:25 p.m.: A pair of homers puts the Blue Jays on top. First, Cavan Biggio cranks a liner to right. Two batters later, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hits a no-doubter to dead center to make it a 3-1 lead.

4:54 p.m.: George Springer ties up the game with a big fly to left-center, evening Thursday’s game at 1-1.

4:17 p.m.: The Rays strike first as Yandy Diaz ropes a low liner to left field that clears the fences for a leadoff homer to start Opening Day in Tampa.

3 p.m.: Here’s a look at the lineups from today’s game between the Blue Jays and Rays:

9:30 a.m.:  It certainly seems like Joey Votto is ready for this season to start: 

Twins at Royals

4:50 p.m.: The Twins take the lead as Carlos Correa lines a double to left to score Manuel Margot. However, on the play, Lewis came up limping at third base and had to be taken out of the game. Not what Twins’ fans are hoping to see in game No. 1.

4:22 p.m.: The Royals don’t take long to answer the Lewis homer. Maikel Garcia leads off the half inning for Kansas City with a home run to left to tie the game.

4:13 p.m.: The Royce Lewis breakout is already beginning. He takes Cole Ragans deep to put the Twins on the board in the top of the first.

3 p.m.: Here’s a look at the lineups from today’s game between the Twins and Royals:

Tigers at White Sox

4:44 p.m.: The Tigers strike first with Andy Ibanez lifting a sacrifice fly to center to score Javier Baez and put Detroit up 1-0.

3 p.m.: Here’s a look at the lineups from today’s game between the Tigers and White Sox:

Pirates at Marlins

5:59 p.m.: Edward Olivares gets the Pirates a run closer as he blasts a solo homer to center to make it 5-3 in the top of the seventh.

5:28 p.m.: Miami adds another to its lead with a sacrifice fly from Burger. He’s up to three RBIs in the season-opener.

5 p.m.: The Marlins re-take the lead as Burger ropes a hard liner into left for a single, scoring Bryan De La Cruz and Chisholm to put the Marlins up 4-2 in the bottom of the third.

4:49 p.m.: The Pirates respond quickly to the two-spot by the Marlins. Connor Joe walked and Bryan Reynolds let him walk home as he hit a two-run homer to left to tie the game at two each.

4:38 p.m.: Tim Anderson makes an impression early with the Marlins. After a fielder’s choice scores Jazz Chisholm, Anderson doubles to right to score Jake Burger and give Miami the 2-0 lead.

3 p.m.: Here’s a look at the lineups from today’s game between the Pirates and Marlins:

Yankees at Astros

5:52 p.m.: Where’s Oswaldo? He’s trotting around the bases after ripping a game-tying homer deep to right to even the game at four each.

5:36 p.m.: Another bases-loaded run scored as Anthony Volpe takes the walk from Seth Martinez to drive in Gleyber Torres. 

5:33 p.m.: With the bases loaded, Anthony Rizzo is plunked by a pitch. That sends Oswaldo Cabrera home and ends the night for Framber Valdez.

5:30 p.m.: Juan Soto picks up his first Yankee RBI as he sends a liner into right to score Jose Trevino. Yankees trail 4-1 in the top of the fifth.

4:48 p.m.: Jake Meyers hits the first homer of the season for the Astros, sending a deep fly to left out of the No. 9 spot to push Houston’s lead to 4-0.

4:36 p.m.: Yainer Diaz tacks on another run with a line drive single to right as the Astros move to a three-run lead before the end of the first.

4:33 p.m.: With the bases loaded, Chas McCormick picks up a two-RBI single to put the Astros up 2-0 over the Yankees.

4:20 p.m.: Juan Soto’s Yankee debut starts with a walk, but Aaron Judge grounds into a double play to end the top of the first.

3 p.m.: Here’s a look at the lineups from today’s game between the Yankees and Astros:

Cubs at Rangers

Updates will begin closer to the game, which is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. ET.

Guardians at Athletics

Updates will begin closer to the game, which is scheduled for 10:07 p.m. ET.

Rockies at Diamondbacks

Updates will begin closer to the game, which is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET.

Red Sox at Mariners

Updates will begin closer to the game, which is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET.

Angels at Orioles

5:58 p.m.: Ward is called out on strikes, and the Orioles are teh first winners on Opening Day, beating the Angels 11-3.

5:47 p.m.: The Angles get a pair back on a throwing error from Jorge Mateo, scoring Luis Rengifo and Nolan Schanuel in the top of the eighth.

5:26 p.m.: It’s not getting any better for the Angels. Cedric Mullins hits a three-run blast to center to push Baltimore’s lead to 11-1.

5:05 p.m.: Mountcastle lifts a fly ball to right to score Mateo from third. The rout is on as the Orioles move to an 8-1 advantage.

4:38 p.m.: Make it four RBIs for Santander. He blasts a two-run homer to center as the Orioles extend their lead to 7-1.

4:01 p.m.: Hays singles to the hole in short to put runners on first and second, and Sandoval’s start is over. Jose Suarez will replace him on the mound.

3:59 p.m.: Santander hits a sacrifice fly to push the Orioles’ lead to 5-1.

3:55 p.m.: Now Mountcastle flips a base hit into shallow right to put runners on the corners. This Orioles lineup is cooking early.

3:53 p.m.: Make it back-to-back two-run innings for the Orioles as Rutschman drives a base hit over the middle to score both Urias and Mateo and push the lead to 4-1.

3:51 p.m.: The Orioles are threatening again in the bottom of the second. Ramon Urias reaches on an error by  Rendon and Jorge Mateo sneaks a double down the left-field line to put two in scoring position for Henderson. 

3:34 p.m.: Hays struck out, then Jordan Westburg lines a base hit into center to drive in Rutschman and give the Orioles a 2-1 lead.

3:30 p.m.: Santander hits a slow roller to third. Rendon throws to second to try for the double play, but Santander is safe at first on the fielder’s choice. Austin Hays batting now with runners in the corner and one out.

3:28 p.m.: Mountcastle walks and the Orioles have the bases loaded with no one out for Anthony Santander.

3:26 p.m.: Gunnar Henderson walks to lead off the bottom of the first, then Adley Rutschman bloops a single into shallow right to put runners on the corners with no one out for Ryan Mountcastle.

3:19 p.m.: Mike Trout has the first home run of the season as he launches a slider from Burnes 402 feet to left-center to give the Angels a 1-0 lead, but Burnes gets the next out to end the half inning.

3:16 p.m.: Burnes strikes out Rendon to begin the game.

3:15 p.m.: Burnes’ first pitch to Anthony Rendon is a fastball on the inside corner for a strike, and the 2024 MLB season is underway.

2:00 p.m.: Was there ever any doubt that Mike Trout would be amped up for another opening day?

First pitch should be fired in Charm City in about an hour.

1:15 p.m.: Here’s a look at the two lineups ahead of Los Angeles and Baltimore’s opening-day clash. Patrick Sandoval takes the ball for the Halos, while Corbin Burnes starts his first career game in Orioles’ colors.

12:00 p.m.: Fourth-grader Aubree Singletary will lead the processions on Thursday, performing the ceremonial opening day first pitch at Camden Yards. She is the daughter of a postal worker, a background shared with Baltimore co-owner David Rubenstein.

11:30 a.m.: There’s no guarantee Thursday’s scheduled contest between the Angels and Orioles will go on as scheduled. There’s plenty of inclement weather swirling around Charm City ahead of the game’s scheduled 3:05 p.m. ET first pitch. For what it’s worth, it appears that such conditions should taper off as the day wears on. But certainly bears noting.

11:00 a.m.: The Orioles will hold a minute of silence for the six migrant construction workers presumed dead after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed in Baltimore, per reports.

How to watch MLB Opening Day 2024

  • National: MLB Network, ESPN
  • Live stream: Fubo, MLB.TV

The 2024 season will start with most of the 30 teams in action — but not all, as several teams announced weather-related postponements. And several of the games will be aired on national television.

The Dodgers and Cardinals will be the first prime-time game, carried on MLB Network at 4 p.m. ET. Local Los Angeles and St. Louis markets will instead have Blue Jays at Rays carried on MLB Network and can find the Dodgers-Cardinals game on their local TV stations.

ESPN will have the honors of broadcasting the reigning World Series champions when the Rangers host the Cubs at 7:35 p.m. ET.

Those hoping to stream Opening Day games live can do so on Fubo, which offers a free trial and carries local broadcasts for the games as well as MLB Network and ESPN. Those out-of-market for games can find them on MLB.TV.

MLB Opening Day schedule

Matchup Time (ET)
Brewers at Mets PPD
Braves at Phillies PPD
Angels at Orioles 3:05 p.m.
Nationals at Reds 4:10 p.m.
Giants at Padres 4:10 p.m.
Cardinals at Dodgers 4:10 p.m.
Blue Jays at Rays 4:10 p.m.
Twins at Royals 4:10 p.m.
Tigers at White Sox 4:10 p.m.
Pirates at Marlins 4:10 p.m.
Yankees at Astros 4:10 p.m.
Cubs at Rangers 7:35 p.m.
Guardians at Athletics 10:07 p.m.
Rockies at Diamondbacks 10:10 p.m.
Red Sox at Mariners 10:10 p.m.

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