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MLB Opening Night 2012: Giants Take On D-Backs As Part Of ESPN 5-Pack Of Games

Now a full season removed from their 2010 World Series championship, the San Francisco Giants are looking to return to postseason glory in 2012, starting on Friday, April 6 as part of ESPN and ESPN2's 5-pack of games to open the MLB season against their NL West rival Arizona Diamondbacks.

Along with the Giants, ESPN will have a number of great teams taking the field opening week, highlighting some major story lines in baseball this year.

Opening week begins on Wednesday, April 4 as the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals take on the new look Miami Marlins at 4 pm PT on ESPN. Thursday will have two East juggernauts clash as the Boston Red Sox take on the Detroit Tigers at 11 am PT, then the Marlins once again, this time taking on the Cincinnati Reds at 1 pm PT on ESPN2.

The Giants and D-backs will start at 4 pm PT on ESPN2 on Friday, followed by the debut of Albert Pujols with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim taking on the Kansas City Royals at 7 pm PT on ESPN2.

For more on the Giants, head over to McCovey Chronicles.