Red Sox vs Blue Jays: Home Opener TV, Radio, Live Stream info

All the information you need on how to watch or listen to the Boston Red Sox in their 2019 home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The grueling 11-game road trip has mercifully come to the end with the Boston Red Sox limping back with a 3-8 record. It’s time to turn their season around as they return to Fenway Park for their home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays. There’s nothing like a home cooked meal and sleeping in your own bed to get this team back on track.

The afternoon event kicks off with a pregame ceremony that will see the Red Sox rewarded with their 2018 World Series rings. Members of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots are also expected to make an appearance. Hopefully these reminders of the success this city has seen in the past year will be enough to ignite the slumping Sox.

Working in their favor is that the Jays are off to an equally slow start and have yet to win a game on the road this season. They also have the luxury of sending Chris Sale to the mound. Boston turned Sunday’s finale in Arizona into a bullpen game in order to conserve their ace for this game. Not only did they want to give Sale, fresh off a five-year contract extension, the honor of pitching the home opener, but they also aim to limit his workload in the early going.

The Red Sox will also welcome back Dustin Pedroia. The veteran second baseman was activated from the injured list prior to today’s game and is expected to make his 2019 debut. After a knee injury cost him almost the entirety of last season, Pedroia must be chomping at the bit to get back on the field. The 35-year old may be a bit past his prime but his dirt dog attitude and leadership could give Boston the spark they desperately need.

Here’s the lineup that the Red Sox will use for the first game of the year at Fenway Park.

Escaping the National League means the DH is back in play. J.D. Martinez returns to that role, enabling the Red Sox to use all three of their regular starting outfielders again. Add that to the return of a rejuvenated Pedroia and the Red Sox lineup is as deep as we’ve seen all year.

Where can you tune in for today’s game? We’re here to provide all the information you need to catch the Red Sox take on the Blue Jays.

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. EST
Location: Boston, MA
Ballpark: Fenway Park
Starting Pitchers: Chris Sale vs Matt Shoemaker
TV: ESPN, NESN
Radio: WEEI
Live Stream: MLB.tv, WatchESPN (Subscriptions Required)

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