MLB Opening Day 2020 live scores, updates, highlights from Friday's baseball games

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While the MLB season officially got underway Thursday, a nearly full slate of games comes your way Friday, with baseball being played deep into the night. It's Opening Day for 26 teams, starting with an NL East matchup at 4:10 p.m. ET with Jacob deGrom taking on Mike Soroka and the World Series-hopeful Braves in New York.

Closing out the night is a must-watch matchup between the scrappy Athletics and a sneaky-underrated Angels squad, featuring the planet's greatest player, Mike Trout.

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Thursday's games had a little bit of everything that makes baseball great: slick defending, great pitching, dingers, starpower and more. With 13 games on today's schedule, expect to see more of that.

Sporting News will be tracking scores, highlights and more from today's games below.

(All times Eastern.)

MLB scores

Sporting News will be tracking the latest scores here, and highlights below:

Game

Start time

Score

Braves vs. Mets

4:10 p.m. ET

1-0 Mets (Final)

Tigers vs. Reds

6:10 p.m. ET

7-1 Reds (Final)

Blue Jays vs. Rays

6:40 p.m. ET

6-4 Blue Jays (Final)

Marlins vs. Phillies

7:05 p.m. ET

5-2 Marlins (Final)

Brewers vs. Cubs

7:10 p.m. ET

3-0 Cubs (Final)

Royals vs. Indians

7:10 p.m. ET

2-0 Indians (Final)

Orioles vs. Red Sox

7:30 p.m. ET

13-2 Red Sox (Final)

Rangers vs. Rockies

8:05 p.m. ET

1-0 Rangers (Final)

Twins vs. White Sox

8:10 p.m. ET

10-5 Twins (Final)

Pirates vs. Cardinals

8:15 p.m. ET

5-4 Cardinals (Final)

Diamondbacks vs. Padres

9:10 p.m. ET

7-2 Padres (Final)

Mariners vs. Astros

9:10 p.m. ET

8-2 Astros (Final)

Dodgers vs. Giants

9:40 p.m. ET

9-1 Dodgers (Final)

Angels vs. A's

10:10 p.m. ET

7-3 A's (Final)

MLB Opening Day 2020 live updates, highlights

2:06 a.m.: Ballgame.

1:36 a.m.: We're witnessing history! Angels-A's is in extra innings, meaning the introduction of MLB's new rule that places a runner at second base to begin bonus frames.

12:09 a.m.: The two main figures in Thursday's mixed response to the Black Lives Matter movement in LA met tonight.

11:15 p.m.: Not a great pitch from MadBum.

9:49 p.m.: Kyle Hendricks finishes off a complete game shutout for the Cubs.

9:23 p.m.: Mariners rookie Kyle Lewis just took Justin Verlander deep.

9:03 p.m.: Luis Robert collects his first MLB hit.

8:56 p.m.: Kepler just hit another home run.

8:45 p.m.: The Twins got a first-pitch home run from Max Kepler to start their season and are continuing to roll tonight.

8:15 p.m.: Here's a surprise: Cavan Biggio and the Jays are taking the fight to Charlie Morton and the Rays.

7:57 p.m.: Ian Happ lives!

7:46 p.m.: Joey Votto with some yardwork.

6:52 p.m.: Cincinnati up 2-0 on the Tigers in Cincy, and Sonny Gray looks sharp through two innings.

6:00 p.m.: Yoenis Cespedes goes DEEP to left to break the 0-0 tie in New York.

5:50 p.m.: Jeff McNeil just accomplished something very weird: a 5-unassisted putout.

5:38 p.m.: Through 5 1/3, the Mets and the Braves are still locked in a 0-0 tie.

MLB schedule 2020

Fans looking to take in some national baseball can tune in to these nationally televised games over the weekend:

Friday, July 24

Game

Start time

Channel

Braves vs. Mets

4 p.m. ET

ESPN

Tigers vs. Reds

6 p.m. ET

MLB Network

Brewers vs. Cubs

7 p.m. ET

ESPN

Mariners vs. Astros

9 p.m. ET

MLB Network

Angels vs. A's

10 p.m. ET

ESPN

Saturday, July 25

Game

Start time

Channel

Brewers vs. Cubs

1 p.m. ET

Fox

Pirates vs. Cardinals

2 p.m. ET

MLB Network

Giants vs. Dodgers

4 p.m. ET

Fox

Yankees vs. Nationals

7 p.m. ET

Fox

Diamondbacks vs. Padres

9 p.m. ET

FS1

Sunday, July 26

Game

Start time

Channel

Yankees vs. Nationals

1 p.m. ET

TBS

Angels vs. A’s

4 p.m. ET

MLB Network

Braves vs. Mets

7 p.m. ET

ESPN

Giants vs. Dodgers

10 p.m. ET

ESPN

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