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The Tribe open the 2018 campaign on the road against the Mariners

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The Cleveland Indians begin the 2018 regular season on the road against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, March 29th at 10:10 PM EDT. While such a late start time might be frustrating for those of us on the east coast, know that fellow Let’s Go Tribe writer and part-time astronaut Tyler Griffith will be doing actual backflips of joy. We expect video.

Corey Kluber earns the start for the Indians, and Felix Hernandez makes his 10th consecutive Opening Day start for the Mariners. He is only the 7th pitcher in the history of baseball to do so.

Fortunately, there are plenty of options to watch or listen to the game. ESPN is broadcasting the game as the nightcap of its Opening Day quadruple header. If you prefer Rick Manning and Matt Underwood, don’t worry — SportsTime Ohio is also broadcasting the game.

Tom Hamilton and Jim Rosenhaus return to the booth to broadcast the radio call of the game on the Indians Radio Network. The flagship stations are WTAM and WMMS, but you may check the full list of affiliates here to see if a station near you carries the games.

You cannot view the game on MLB.tv, as ESPN is broadcasting it. This will apply to the Indians games on April 2nd and 3rd against the Los Angeles Angels, which are also on the ESPN network.

Finally, you can purchase tickets for the game. As of the writing of this sentence, tickets are still available on the official team website. You can also visit any Mariners team store, or the Safeco Field box office on November 18th. This option will require time travel, and is not recommended.