Major League Baseball will stream an afternoon weekday game exclusively on Facebook Live each week during the 2018 season, the league announced Friday.

The partnership marks the league's first ever digital-only national broadcast. It previously simulcast Friday night games on Facebook last season.

MLB Deputy Commissioner Tony Petitti called the move, "a major creative step forward."

The entire deal will feature 25 games, beginning with the Philadelphia Phillies visiting the New York Mets, on April 4, at 1:10 p.m. EDT.

Fans can watch the games on the MLB Live Facebook page at no cost.

MLB is the latest professional sports league to make a deeper foray into streaming.

The NFL streams Thursday night football games on Twitter. The NBA signed on with Twitter in 2016 to stream exclusive pregame shows.