The Boston Red Sox play their season opener today on MLB opening day against the Baltimore Orioles. The game will be tough for the defending World Series champions, as they’re opening on the road against the Orioles’ 16-game winner Chris Tillman. The Boston Red Sox also have to deal with some injuries, which should make matters even more challenging. You can watch Boston Red Sox online free using the Xbox One MLB.tv app, which is now available, or by using a few different services.
The Boston Red Sox season opener against the Baltimore Orioles has its opening pitch at 12pm PST / 3pm EST.
Watching the Boston Red Sox take on the Orioles is probably one of the biggest MLB opening day games fans have been looking forward to. Baltimore was the only team in the AL East last year with a winning record (11-8) against the Boston Red Sox, and Baltimore expects to be even better in 2014.
Considering Baltimore missed the playoffs last season, the Orioles have even more motivation to beat the defending World Series champions. Baltimore recently added pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, who will start Wednesday night, and slugger Nelson Cruz joins a lineup that led the majors in home runs last season.
Today the Orioles will have Chris Tillman take the mound, while Boston Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester who make his fourth consecutive MLB opening day start. As you watch Boston Red Sox online free using the MLB.tv Xbox One app or on ESPN2, remember that last year Lester got the win as the Red Sox trounced the New York Yankees 8-2 in the season opener for both teams. Lester obviously hopes to provide a similar boost as the Red Sox try to defend their title.
Unfortunately, the Boston Red Sox will likely be playing today without right-fielder Shane Victorino, who was been sent back to Boston to have his right hamstring examined. Victorino strained his hamstring while running the bases in Saturday’s exhibition finale. Although he accompanied the team to Baltimore, he went back to Boston yesterday to receive an MRI today.
Victorino batted .294 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs in 122 games last season for the defending World Series champions.
If you want to watch Boston Red Sox online free in their season opener today, it’s easy if you’re a 2014 MLB.TV Premium member. If so, you can watch HD-quality broadcasts of every out-of-market game live or on demand on your Xbox 360 or Xbox One using the MLB.tv app. Just choose a “Home” or “Away” feed, pause and rewind live game action with DVR capabilities. An Xbox Live Gold subscription is required for access. Alternately, you can watch Boston Red Sox online free on ESPN2 if you have access to that channel via your cable TV provider.