Curt Schilling

In shocking development, ESPN picks Red Sox vs. Yankees for early season Sunday night games

Rob Bradford
January 14, 2015 - 5:37 am

It's nice to know some things remain the same when mapping out a baseball season. In this case, it's ESPN using the matchups between the Red Sox and Yankees for two of its first five Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts. ESPN released its early season schedule for the broadcast -- which will include Curt Schilling this season after the pitcher took last season off due to cancer treatments. It is the following (with all games starting at 8 p.m. ET): April 5: Cardinals at Cubs (Jon Lester's debut with the Cubs) April 12: Red Sox at Yankees April 19: Reds at Cardinals April 26: Mets at Yankees May 3: Yankees at Red Sox Of course, when it comes to the Red Sox playing these games, the next question always trends toward what the next day looks like. As for the April 12 tilt, that will lead into the Red Sox' home opener, which starts at 3:05 p.m. against the Nationals. The May 3 game in Boston is followed the next day by a night home game against Tampa Bay.