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How to Watch MLB Sunday Leadoff 2023

Peacock returns to the diamond to deliver 19 MLB games this season. We researched the streaming service to help you decide if it’s worth adding to your TV plan.

19 MLB games

Price: $5.99–$11.99/mo. or $59.99–$119.99/yr.

Free trial: N/A

MLB content: 19 live games, full match replays, and studio shows.

Plan Price Live MLB games Details
Peacock Premium (with ads) $5.99/mo. View Plans for Peacock
Peacock Premium Plus (no ads) $11.99/mo. View Plans for Peacock

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

MLB Sunday Leadoff is a weekly Major League Baseball (MLB) broadcast that streams exclusively on Sunday mornings on Peacock. Produced by NBC Sports, the broadcast is only accessible through one of Peacock’s premium subscription plans.

Peacock will stream its exclusive MLB games across 19 Sundays during the 2023 season. Keep reading to find out if the streaming service is worth it for MLB fans and to view the entire MLB Sunday Leadoff schedule.


  • Inexpensive pricing
  • Exclusive NBCUniversal content
  • Large on-demand library of TV shows and movies


  • Only 19 exclusive MLB games this season
  • Lackluster interface
  • Limited original content

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Is Peacock worth it for MLB fans?

We don’t recommend signing up for Peacock just to watch its 19 exclusive MLB games. With 30 teams playing 162 games throughout the regular season, Peacock only provides you with a sliver of baseball action.

You’ll actually get one more MLB game per week with Apple TV+’s Friday Night Baseball offering for $6.99 a month. But the main benefit of having Peacock over Apple TV+ is that you’ll have access to several other live sports and a much larger library of on-demand TV shows and movies.

A screenshot of the Peacock media player showing an MLB Sunday Leadoff game between the Chicago White Sox and the Boston Red Sox.
Peacock’s presentation of an MLB Sunday Leadoff game as seen on a Google Chrome web browser.

If you can’t survive the MLB season without accessing every live game from your favorite team, you’ll need Peacock in your TV lineup. But you might not need it for the entire MLB season. That’s where the schedule below comes in handy.

For instance, if you’re a Chicago White Sox fan, you can pay for a single month of Peacock to watch the team’s lone MLB Sunday Leadoff broadcast on August 6. Just be sure to cancel your subscription before the month is up.

2023 MLB Sunday Leadoff schedule

Game Date Time (ET)
Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies April 23, 2023 12:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins April 30, 2023 12:05 p.m.
Baltimore Orioles at Atlanta Braves* May 7, 2023 11:35 a.m.
Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Guardians May 14, 2023 11:35 a.m.
New York Yankees at Cincinnati Reds May 21, 2023 11:35 a.m.
Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays May 28, 2023 11:35 a.m.
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates June 4, 2023 11:35 a.m.
Arizona Diamondbacks at Detroit Tigers June 11, 2023 11:35 a.m.
Baltimore Orioles at Chicago Cubs June 18, 2023 1:05 p.m.
Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles July 2, 2023 12:05 p.m.
Texas Rangers at Washington Nationals July 9, 2023 12:05 p.m.
San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates July 16, 2023 12:05 p.m.
San Diego Padres at Detroit Tigers July 23, 2023 12:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays July 30, 2023 12:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians August 6, 2023 12:05 p.m.
Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox August 13, 2023 12:05 p.m.
Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros August 20, 2023 1:05 p.m.
Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets August 27, 2023 12:05 p.m.
Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers September 3, 2023 1:05 p.m.

*Game also airs on NBC.

MLB content on Peacock

Apart from its 19 exclusive live MLB games, Peacock hosts the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game—which takes place at T-Mobile Park in Seattle this July.

The streaming service also includes an MLB hub page featuring baseball-related highlights from NBC Sports and fantasy baseball coverage from NBC Sports EDGE. During the season, you can also find classic MLB games and other on-demand content from the MLB Film & Video Archive on Peacock.

The MLB Hub on Peacock displays rows of featured videos and full match replays.
Peacock’s MLB hub as seen on a Google Chrome web browser.

MLB fans can find other sports news and game recaps on the NBC Sports Peacock channel. The always-on channel offers daily coverage, including sports talk shows like The Dan Patrick Show and The Rich Eisen Show that frequently cover baseball.

Other options for watching MLB games

Like the NFL, you can find a lot of live MLB coverage across several different platforms—which we highlight in our How to Watch MLB Games guide.

MLB’s expansive broadcast plan is a double-edged sword for baseball fans. With many viewing options, it’s easy to catch live games with even the most basic TV setup. But you’ll need several TV subscriptions to access every regular-season MLB game.

We recommend DIRECTV for the most MLB access because it offers every national MLB channel and a wide selection of regional sports networks (RSNs)—those are essential for watching locally televised games. You can even add MLB EXTRA INNINGS® to your plan for full out-of-market access.

If you’re a cord-cutter, MLB.TV will get you the same out-of-market games as MLB EXTRA INNINGS. And you can also check out Apple TV+ for its exclusive Friday Night Baseball doubleheaders.

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Final take

With premium plans starting at $5.99 a month, Peacock provides an inexpensive way to watch exclusive MLB games. The streaming service also has live and on-demand coverage from several other major sports leagues, including NFL, Premier League, and IndyCar Series events.

While Peacock only offers 19 live MLB games this season, it has a massive library of on-demand movies and TV shows to hold you over between each matchup. After all, nothing says baseball more than Rob Lowe singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” on Parks and Recreation.

MLB on Peacock FAQ

Are MLB games free on Peacock?

No, MLB games aren’t free on Peacock. You’ll need to subscribe to one of Peacock’s premium plans to access MLB Sunday Leadoff matchups.

How many MLB games are on Peacock?

In 2023, Peacock will stream 19 exclusive MLB games as a part of its MLB Sunday Leadoff schedule. That’s one game more than what the service aired in 2022.

What MLB channels are on Peacock?

Peacock currently has no MLB-themed channels, but you can catch MLB content on the streaming service’s NBC Sports channel. Head over to our Peacock Live TV page for more information on its 24/7 channels.


To determine Peacock’s worth for MLB fans, our sports experts spent over 10 hours researching and comparing Peacock’s baseball programming to other MLB viewing options. We based our recommendations on Peacock’s pricing and MLB game count, with on-demand content quantity also taken into consideration.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

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