MLB Opening Day 2014: Full Schedule, Last-Minute Predictions for Monday's Action

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MLB Opening Day 2014: Full Schedule, Last-Minute Predictions for Monday's Action
Morry Gash

We made it. Opening Day is finally upon us. Even though it's not an official national holiday, it is still treated as such by fans.

After an offseason that featured a great deal of player movement and an arduous spring training period, the 2014 MLB season is set to kick off on Monday.

Each team starts with a clean slate and will certainly be looking to get off to a hot start.

Let's take a look at all of the essential viewing information so you don't miss your favorite team—or fantasy playersin action. We'll also give a prediction for each contest.

 

Opening Day Schedule

Darron Cummings

It's time to set up multiple TVs in your household so you can catch as much of Monday's action as possible. After all, Opening Day comes only once a year for each MLB team.

Monday features a slate of what will surely be highly contested matchups. These teams are looking to build off last season's success or this year's spring training momentum.

Get dialed in and enjoy.

2014 MLB Opening Day Schedule (March 31)
Time (ET) Road Team Home Team TV Info
1:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh Pirates ESPN
1:08 p.m. Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers FSMW/FSD
1:10 p.m. Washington Nationals New York Mets MASN/SNY
2:05 p.m. Philadelphia Phillies Texas Rangers CSNPhi/FSSW
2:10 p.m. Atlanta Braves Milwaukee Brewers FSSO/FSWIS
3:05 p.m. Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles ESPN2
4:10 p.m. Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox FSN/CSNChi
4:10 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals Cincinnati Reds ESPN
4:10 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays SportsNet/FSFL
7:05 p.m. Colorado Rockies Miami Marlins ESPN2
9:40 p.m. San Francisco Giants Arizona Diamondbacks Comcast SportsNet/FSAZ
10:05 p.m. Cleveland Indians Oakland Athletics STO/CSNBayArea
10:05 p.m. Seattle Mariners Los Angeles Angels ESPN2

MLB.com

 

Opening Day Predictions

Gerald Herbert

Each team's ace is set to take the mound and earn his first victory of the season. Big-money players are ready to prove their worth and get off to hot starts. Each team is looking to build early momentum—especially those teams that open up at home.

All of these things are in play Monday, and that's what makes Opening Day so special.

Each team has a long journey ahead, and they all share the same goal: reaching the postseason and making a run at the World Series. Starting fast is the best way to make that dream a reality.

Here's a look at each Opening Day matchup and picks for which teams are likely to earn coveted early wins.

2014 MLB Opening Day Predictions
Road Team Home Team Pick
Chicago Cubs Pittsburgh Pirates Pirates
Kansas City Royals Detroit Tigers Tigers
Washington Nationals New York Mets Nationals
Philadelphia Phillies Texas Rangers Rangers
Atlanta Braves Milwaukee Brewers Braves
Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles Red Sox
Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox Twins
St. Louis Cardinals Cincinnati Reds Reds
Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays Rays
Colorado Rockies Miami Marlins Marlins
San Francisco Giants Arizona Diamondbacks Giants
Cleveland Indians Oakland Athletics Athletics
Seattle Mariners Los Angeles Angels Mariners

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