The Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) began the 2020 regular season Tuesday, much to the delight of sports fans craving live action and fresh highlights. The 10-team KBO is set for a full slate of games each week (with action running Tuesday-Sunday), and some will be broadcast on TV in the United States. The KBO is the second professional league to start its 2020 regular season following the coronavirus pandemic, joining Taiwan’s Chinese Professional Baseball League.
, and the league plans to play its full, 144-game schedule in 2020.
ESPN will be broadcasting one KBO game per day (six games per week since KBO doesn’t play on Mondays) throughout the 2020 season. The games will be aired live in the early morning hours on the east coast.
“The KBO League is one of the greatest baseball leagues with KBO commissioner Un-Chan Chung said in a statement. “During this unprecedented and difficult time, I hope the KBO League can bring consolation to the communities and provide guidelines to the world of sports. I am pleased that the KBO League can be introduced globally and hope this can be an opportunity for the development of our league and the sport.”and many exciting initiatives,”
Here’s everything to know about how to watch KBO games this week, and the league’s full schedule for Opening Day. Odds are also listed from William Hill Sportsbook.
KBO live stream, TV info
KBO schedule, odds
(All times eastern)
Thursday, May 7
NC Dinos vs. Samsung Lions, 5:30 a.m., ESPN
Odds: Dinos -170 | Lions +140 | O/U: 8.5
Doosan Bears vs. LG Twins, 5:30 a.m.
Odds: Bears -160 | Twins +130 | O/U: 8.5
Lotte Giants vs. KT Wiz, 5:30 a.m.
Odds: Giants +105 | Wiz -135 | O/U: 9.5
Hanwha Eagles vs. SK Wyverns, 5:30 a.m.
Odds: Eagles +165 | Wyverns -200 | O/U: 9.5
Kiwoom Heroes vs. Kia Tigers, 5:30 a.m.
Odds: Heroes -190 | Tigers +155 | O/U: 9.5
Friday, May 8
Kia Tigers vs. Samsung Lions, 5:30 a.m., ESPN
SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants, 5:30 a.m.
LG Twins vs. NC Dinos, 5:30 a.m.
Hanwha Eagles vs. Kiwoom Heroes, 5:30 a.m.
KT Wiz vs. Doosan Bears, 5:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 9
Kia Tigers vs. Samsung Lions, 4 a.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants, 4 a.m.
LG Twins vs. NC Dinos, 4 a.m., ESPN
Hanwha Eagles vs. Kiwoom Heroes, 4 a.m.
KT Wiz vs. Doosan Bears, 4 a.m.
Sunday, May 10
Kia Tigers vs. Samsung Lions, 1 a.m.
SK Wyverns vs. Lotte Giants, 1 a.m.
LG Twins vs. NC Dinos, 1 a.m., ESPN
Hanwha Eagles vs. Kiwoom Heroes, 1 a.m.
KT Wiz vs. Doosan Bears, 1 a.m.
Wednesday, May 6
NC Dinos 4, Samsung Lions 3
Kiwoom Heroes 3, Kia Tigers 2
SK Wyverns 5, Hanwha Eagles 2
Lotte Giants 9, KT Wiz 4
Doosan Bears 5, LG Twins 2
Tuesday, May 5
NC Dinos 4, Samsung Lions 0
Hanwha Eagles 3, SK Wyverns 0
Lotte Giants 7, KT Wiz 2
Kiwoom Heroes 11, Kia Tigers 2
LG Twins 8, Doosan Bears 2