Blue Jays: When is Opening Day 2023 and what time do the Jays play?

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Now that MLB has announced the game times for Opening Day 2023, we know when the Blue Jays will take the field for the first time in the upcoming season.

MLB Opening Day 2023 takes place on Thursday, March 30 and features all 30 teams. According to MLB's official release, this is the first time that every team will play their first game on the same day since 1968.

What time do the Jays play on Opening Day?

The Blue Jays begin their season on the road with a three-game interleague series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Their Opening Day game is scheduled for a 4:10 p.m. ET start time.

Like other years, there's a light slate of games on the second day of the season, and the Jays and Cardinals have the day off. They'll resume their series with games on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2. Both weekend games are scheduled for 2:15 p.m. ET.

We have an Opening Day roster prediction if you want to see which Jays could be with the team to start the 2023 campaign.

After St. Louis, the Jays visit Kansas City for four games and Los Angeles to play the Angels for a three-game set. They'll finally come home to Toronto for their Home Opener on Tuesday, April 11, against the Detroit Tigers.

Other notable MLB Opening Day 2023 games

If you want to keep tabs on the rest of the AL East teams on Opening Day, they all start their seasons earlier in the day. The New York Yankees play host to the San Francisco Giants at 1:10 p.m. ET in another Interleague match-up.

The Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox get their seasons underway with a divisional match-up at Fenway Park at 2:10 p.m. ET, while the Tampa Bay Rays host the Detroit Tigers at 3:10 p.m. ET.

Around the rest of the league, the defending World Series champion Houston Astros open their season by hosting the Chicago White Sox in the lone prime-time game at 7:08 p.m. ET.

In the late-night games, you can catch former Jay Teoscar Hernández playing his first game with the rival Seattle Mariners as they welcome the Cleveland Guardians for a 10:10 p.m. ET start. Or you can check in on Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Gabriel Moreno with the Arizona Diamondbacks as they visit the Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:10 p.m. ET.

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