How to Watch MLB Games the Week of April 25




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Week 5 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, and FS1 will be the home of this week’s national games, with various regional sports networks providing the local broadcasts. Fans will be back in attendance throughout the league; however, cord cutters can find out how to watch all of this week’s nationally televised MLB games below.

The Games – Start Times and Channel

Monday, April 26

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians6:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports North, & Bally Sports Great Lakes
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:00 p.m. ETESPN, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest

Streamers can watch all the action on the diamond when the 9-11 Indians host the 7-13 Twins at 6:10 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Both teams are 4-6 on the road this season and the Indians will be looking to get closer to .500 on the season with a win tonight.

Tuesday, April 27

Boston Red Sox at New York Mets7:10 p.m. ETESPN, NESN, & Sportsnet New York
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETESPN+, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest

The American League East and the National League East will go head-to-head at 7:10 p.m. on ESPN when the 9-8 Mets host the 14-9 Red Sox. The Mets have had 5 games postponed this season and are trying to end the week with a winning record during their series with the Red Sox.

Wednesday, April 28

Miami Marlins at MIlwaukee Brewers1:40 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Florida, & Bally Sports Wisconsin
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETFS1, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest

FS1 will be the home of the third national game between the Cubs and Braves at 7:20 p.m. ET. This is a pivotal series for both teams as they look to claw their way up to the top of a tough National League.

Thursday, April 29

Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETMLBN, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest
Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers7:40 p.m. ETESPN+, Spectrum Sportsnet, & Bally Sports Wisconsin

ESPN+ will broadcast a matchup between the NL Central and NL West at 7:40 p.m. ET when the Brewers host the Dodgers. As the defending MLB champions, the Dodgers have started week 5 of the 2021 regular season with MLB’s best record at 15-7.

Friday, April 27

Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETESPN+, AT&T SportsNet – Southwest, & Bally Sports Sun

Cord cutters can find Friday night’s national game on ESPN+ at 7:10 p.m ET between two 10-11 teams in the American League. The reigning American League champion Rays will have their hands full against a tough Astros team.

Saturday, April 28

Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox4:05 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & NBC Sports Chicago
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:00 p.m. ETESPN, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest

A storied rivalry in the AL Central division will write another chapter at 4:05 p.m. ET on FS1. The White Sox will travel to Cleveland in a matchup that could have huge implications when it comes to the division later in the season.

Where to watch MLB games

With a full schedule of MLB games across the country, fans have plenty of choices when it comes to watching each game from the opening pitch to the final at bat. Fans can watch live games from their favorite out-of-market teams with one of the packages provided by Upon signing up, fans will get a 7-day free trial for the service. For $109.99/yr. fans can watch all the games from an out-of-market team with Single Team. Catch every game from every out-of-market team for only $24.99/mo. with Monthly. For the best value, stream every out-of-market team via the All Team package for only $129.99/yr.

ESPN+: Watch select MLB games throughout the season on ESPN+ for $5.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $59.99 per year.

Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming today’s games.

ChannelAT&T TV (*Starts at $85/mo.)fuboTV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)Hulu + Live TV (*Starts $64.99/mo.)Sling TV (*Starts at $35/mo.)Youtube TV (*Starts at $64.99/mo.)Vidgo (*Starts at $55/mo.)
MLBNYesAn additional $8/mo with fubo Extra add-onNoAn additional $11/mo with Sports Extra Add-onYesNo
*NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesYesYesNo
Bally Sports Regional NetworksYesNoNoNoNoNo
AT&T SportsNet Regional NetworksYesYesNoNoNoNo
Root Sports NorthwestYesNoNoNoNoNo
Sportsnet New YorkYesYesYesNoYesNo
Spectrum SportsNetYesNoNoNoNoNo
Marquee Sports NetworkYesNoNoNoNoNo
YES NetworkYesNoNoNoNoNo

*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may have to watch some games on regional sports networks as coverage varies based on location.

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