ESPN announced Wednesday that the World Series champions' 2012 lid-lifter will be carried on the network on April 4 at 6 p.m. CT. It's a one-game "series" for St. Louis and Florida. The Wednesday night game will be the first game of the Major League season and the only regular-season game that day.
Following the opener, the Cardinals will have an off-day on April 5, then three games in Milwaukee and three games in Cincinnati. The Cards' home opener is Friday, April 13, at 2:15 p.m. CT against the Cubs.
The game can also be seen on MLB.TV.