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The 2019 MLB season is just a day away!
At the end of the 2018 season, the Boston Red Sox were celebrating their fourth World Series title since 2004. But according to our experts, even with almost all of the Red Sox’s star players due back this year, taking another title won’t be easy. They barely won out the top spot in our preseason poll, edging out the Houston Astros (the 2017 champs) and their archrivals, the New York Yankees. Those three teams split all of the first-place votes with the Red Sox and Astros getting six apiece and the Yankees getting the remaining three.
A new MLB season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with a schedule packed with Opening Day matchups?
Thursday on ESPN and ESPN+:
Noon ET: Baseball Tonight live from Yankee Stadium
1 p.m. ET: Baltimore Orioles-New York Yankees
3 p.m. ET on ESPN+: Atlanta Braves-Philadelphia Phillies
4 p.m. ET: Arizona Diamondbacks-Los Angeles Dodgers
7 p.m. ET: Boston Red Sox-Seattle Mariners
The Los Angeles Dodgers are favored to be the top team in the National League for a third straight year, but is