Fox and Fox Sports 1 released their national baseball schedule Thursday with the Pirates being showcased seven times during the season (twice at PNC). This bumps their number of national games up to nine with ESPN in town on opening day and on May 11th for Sunday Night Baseball.
Games on Fox Sports 1 will also be televised on ROOT while games on FOX can be seen by viewers outside of the regional area on MLB.TV. The opening day game on ESPN can also be seen locally on ROOT.
Pirates National TV Schedule
Mon, March 31: 1:05 PM vs. Chicago (NL) – ESPN / ROOT
Sat, April 26: 4:00 PM @ St. Louis – Fox Sports 1 / ROOT
Sun, May 11: 8:00 PM vs. St. Louis – ESPN
Sat, May 17: 4:00 PM @ New York (AL) – Fox Sports 1 / ROOT
Sat, May 24: 7:00 PM vs. Washington – FOX / MLB.TV
Sat, May 31: 7:00 PM @ Los Angeles (NL) – FOX / MLB.TV
Sat, June 21: 7:00 PM @ Chicago (NL) – FOX / MLB.TV
Sat, July 12: 7:00 PM @ Cincinnati – FOX / MLB.TV
Sat, August 30: 4:00 PM vs. Cincinnati – Fox Sports 1 / ROOT
This schedule is subject to change as games could be added over the course of the season. MLB Network has yet to announce their schedule which could add more games to this list.