How to Watch MLB Games Without Cable the Week of August 2, 2021




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Week 19 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, ABC, 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.

MLB Start Times and Channels

Monday, August 2

Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays3:07 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Sportsnet
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals7:00 p.m. ETESPN, NBC Sports Philadelphia, MASN2
Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETESPN+, MASN, & YES Network

Tonight’s primetime game on ESPN will be a duel between two National League East division teams looking to stay in the mix in a tough race. In a 6-6 series split, the 4th-placed 49-56 Nationals will host the 2nd-placed 52-53 Phillies in what is sure to have huge ramifications as the season progresses. Both teams are looking to close in on the division lead held by the 55-49 Mets.

Tuesday, August 3

Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, MASN, & YES Network
Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals7:05 p.m. ETESPN+, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & MASN2
Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NESN, & Bally Sports Detroit

ESPN+ subscribers will have the chance to watch a rematch of Monday night’s game when the Nationals host the Phillies for game 2. The stakes will be higher for the losing team as they’ll have lost another opportunity to move up in the division.

Wednesday, August 4

Minnesota Twins at Cincinnati Reds12:35 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports North, & Bally Sports Ohio
Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers 2:10 p.m. ETMLB*, ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh, & Bally Sports Wisconsin
San Diego Padres at Oakland Athletics3:37 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports San Diego, & NBC Sports California
Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals8:15 p.m. ETESPN, Bally Sports South, & Bally Sports Midwest

An afternoon battle on the west coast will be on MLB Network when the Oakland Athletics host the San Diego Padres. Entering week 19, the 61-47 Padres have been one of the MLB’s most surprising teams and they’ve split the season series 1-1 with the 60-47 A’s.

Thursday, August 5

New York Mets at Miami Marlins12:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet NY, & Bally Sports Florida
Boston Red Sox at Detroit Tigers1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NESN, & Bally Sports North
Chicago Cubs at Colorado Rockies3:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Marquee Sports Network, & ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain
Philadelphia Phillies Washington Nationals4:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & MASN
Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals8:15 p.m. ETESPN, Bally Sports South, & Bally Sports Midwest

The 16th game in the season series and the 5th game of the week between the Phillies and Nationals will be available on MLB Network. These 2 clubs will be familiar with each other and that’s the best thing about a division rival 5 times in a single week.

Friday, August 6

Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs2:20 p.m. ETMLBN*, Marquee Sports Network, & NBC Sports Chicago
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies7:05 p.m. ETESPN, Sportsnet NY, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Miami Marlins at Colorado Rockies8:40 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Florida, & ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain
Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports West, & Spectrum Sportsnet
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Arizona, & Bally Sports San Diego

LA’s finest will faceoff under the bright lights on MLB Network when the Angels host the Dodgers. MLB home run leader and the favorite for 2021 MVP Shohei Ohtani will look to continue his incredible season and keep the Angels’ playoff hopes alive with another dominant performance. Entering week 19 at 64-43, the Dodgers are among the 5 best teams in the MLB but are losing the season series to their crosstown rivals 2-1.

Saturday, August 7

Seattle Mariners at New York Yankees1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, ROOT Northwest, & YES Network
New York Mets Philadelphia Phillies 4:05 p.m. ETFS1, Sportsnet NY, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres8:40 p.m. ETFS1

The NL East has been getting a lot of national attention this week. Saturday afternoon will not be an exception, as the Phillies will host the division-leading Mets. The Mets entered the week 3 games ahead of the Phillies in the division race and 8-5 in the season series. 

Sunday, August 8

New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies 1:05 p.m. ETTBS, Sportsnet NY, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics4:07 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & NBC Sports California
Arizona Diamondbacks atSan Diego Padres4:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Arizona, & Bally Sports San Diego
Los Angeles Angels at Los Angeles Dodgers4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports West, & Spectrum Sportsnet
Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs7:00 p.m. ETABC

ABC will broadcast its first MLB game of the season as The Windy City Showdown will be shown in primetime on Sunday night. This will be the 3rd game in their season series and the Cubs will be hosting at Wrigley Field. Entering week 19, the White Sox lead their all-time matchup 65-63.

Where to Watch MLB Games This Week

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.

AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what FOX and ABC channels are available in your area with an antenna.

Locast: Viewers in over 30 markets served by Locast will also be able to watch on their local ABC and FOX for free with the service

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 $69.99/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.)
MLBNYesAn additional $8/mo with fubo Extra add-onNoAn additional $11/mo with Sports Extra Add-onYes
NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesNoYes
Bally Sports Regional NetworksYesNoNoNoNo
AT&T SportsNet Regional NetworksYesYesNoNoNo
Root Sports NorthwestYesNoNoNoNo
Sportsnet New YorkYesYesYesNoYes
Spectrum SportsNetYesNoNoNoNo
Marquee Sports NetworkYesNoNoNoNo
YES NetworkYesNoNoNoNo

*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may not have access to all games as coverage varies based on location.

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