2021 MLB Opening Day lineups for every game

Major League Baseball is back for a full 162-game 2021 season after a very unique 2020. Not sure who is starting for your team on Opening Day? We’re tracking batting orders from across the league as teams start to play in front of their home fans again for the first time since the pandemic began.

The start of this season will be the first chance for New York Mets fans to see new face of the franchise Francisco Lindor, St. Louis Cardinals fans to check out offseason acquisition Nolan Arenado and San Diego Padres fans to see what ace Yu Darvish can do in his new home.

Check back for updates as teams announce their starting lineups for all of Thursday’s games, beginning with an AL East Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees showdown at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN.

As MLB starts, sign up to play ESPN fantasy baseball here and get ready for Opening Day with predictions and Jeff Passan’s 20 biggest questions heading into the season. Plus, check out our depth charts for all 30 teams and complete season preview coverage.

Toronto Blue Jays (Ryu) at New York Yankees (Cole), 1:05 ET (ESPN)

Blue Jays

1. Marcus Semien (R) 2B
2. Cavan Biggio (L) 3B
3. Bo Bichette (R) SS
4. Teoscar Hernandez (R) RF
5. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (R) 1B
6. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (R) LF
7. Rowdy Tellez (L) DH
8. Randal Grichuk (R) CF
9. Danny Jansen (R) C


1. DJ LeMahieu (R) 2B
2. Aaron Judge (R) RF
3. Aaron Hicks (S) CF
4. Giancarlo Stanton (R) DH
5. Gleyber Torres (R) SS
6. Gio Urshela (R) 3B
7. Gary Sanchez (R) C
8. Jay Bruce (L) 1B
9. Clint Frazier (R) LF

Cleveland Indians (Bieber) at Detroit Tigers (Boyd), 1:10 ET


1. Jordan Luplow (R) CF
2. Cesar Hernandez (S) 2B
3. Jose Ramirez (S) 3B
4. Eddie Rosario (L) LF
5. Franmil Reyes (R) DH
6. Josh Naylor (L) RF
7. Yu Chang (R) 1B
8. Roberto Perez (R) C
9. Andres Gimenez (L) SS


1. Robbie Grossman (S) LF
2. Jeimer Candelario (S) 3B
3. Willi Castro (S) SS
4. Miguel Cabrera (R) 1B
5. Jonathan Schoop (R) 2B
6. Nomar Mazara (L) DH
7. Wilson Ramos (R) C
8. Victor Reyes (S) RF
9. JaCoby Jones (R) CF

Minnesota Twins (Maeda) at Milwaukee Brewers (Woodruff), 2:10 ET


1. Luis Arraez (L) LF
2. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B
3. Jorge Polanco (S) 2B
4. Miguel Sano (R) 1B
5. Max Kepler (L) RF
6. Byron Buxton (R) CF
7. Mitch Garver (R) C
8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
9. Kenta Maeda (R) P


1. Kolten Wong (L) 2B
2. Keston Hiura (R) 1B
3. Christian Yelich (L) LF
4. Avisail Garcia (R) RF
5. Travis Shaw (L) 3B
6. Lorenzo Cain (R) CF
7. Omar Narvaez (L) C
8. Luis Urias (R) SS
9. Brandon Woodruff (L) P

Pittsburgh Pirates (Kuhl) at Chicago Cubs (Hendricks), 2:20 ET


1. Adam Frazier (L) 2B
2. Ke’Bryan Hayes (R) 3B
3. Bryan Reynolds (S) LF
4. Colin Moran (L) 1B
5. Kevin Newman (R) SS
6. Gregory Polanco (L) RF
7. Jacob Stallings (R) C
8. Anthony Alford (R) CF
9. Chad Kuhl (R) P


1. Ian Happ (S) CF
2. Willson Contreras (R) C
3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B
4. Kris Bryant (R) 3B
5. Joc Pederson (L) LF
6. Javier Baez (R) SS
7. Jason Heyward (L) RF
8. David Bote (R) 2B
9. Kyle Hendricks (R) P

Atlanta Braves (Fried) at Philadelphia Phillies (Nola), 3:05 ET (ESPN+)


1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) RF
2. Ozzie Albies (S) 2B
3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Marcell Ozuna (R) LF
5. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
6. Dansby Swanson (R) SS
7. Austin Riley (R) 3B
8. Cristian Pache (R) CF
9. Max Fried (L) P


1. Andrew McCutchen (R) LF
2. Rhys Hoskins (R) 1B
3. Bryce Harper (L) RF
4. J.T. Realmuto (R) C
5. Alec Bohm (R) 3B
6. Didi Gregorius (L) SS
7. Jean Segura (R) 2B
8. Adam Haseley (L) CF
9. Aaron Nola (R) P

Arizona Diamondbacks (Bumgarner) at San Diego Padres (Darvish), 4:10 ET

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Los Angeles Dodgers (Kershaw) at Colorado Rockies (Marquez), 4:10 ET (ESPN)

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St. Louis Cardinals (Flaherty) at Cincinnati Reds (Castillo), 4:10 ET

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Tampa Bay Rays (Glasnow) at Miami Marlins (Alcantara), 4:10 ET

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Texas Rangers (Gibson) at Kansas City Royals (Keller), 4:10 ET

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New York Mets (deGrom) at Washington Nationals (Scherzer), 7:09 ET (ESPN)

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Chicago White Sox (Giolito) at Los Angeles Angels (Bundy), 10:05 ET

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Houston Astros (Greinke) at Oakland Athletics (Bassitt), 10:07 ET (ESPN)

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San Francisco Giants (Gausman) at Seattle Mariners (Gonzales), 10:10 ET

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