How to Watch MLB Games Without Cable the Week of August 9, 2021




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Baseball on the Infield Chalk Line

Week 20 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, FOX, YouTube, 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 9

Cleveland Indians at Cincinnati Reds 6:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports Ohio
Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins8:10 p.m. ETESPN, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports North

ESPN+ subscribers can watch the Ohio Cup when the Reds host their in-state rivals from Cleveland. The Reds currently lead the seasons series 3-2 but Clevelands currently leads the Battle of Ohio 68-54.

Tuesday, August 10

Milwaukee Brewers at Chicago Cubs8:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Wisconsin, & Marquee Sports Network
New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals8:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, YES Network, & Bally Sports Kansas City

Entering week 20, the Yankees have a 2-1 lead over their season series with the Royals. The Royals are currently below .500 and are having a disappointing season. They will host a Yankees team that is still in the mix in the AL East.

Wednesday, August 11

Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins1:10 p.m. ETYouTube
Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros2:10 p.m. ETMLB*, ESPN+, ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain, & ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh
New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals2:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, YES Network, & Bally Sports Kansas City
Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies 7:05 p.m. ETESPN, Spectrum Sportsnet, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & ROOT Northwest

After taking a few weeks off, the MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube has finally returned. This week’s game is an AL Central showdown between the White Sox and Twins. These 2 teams are having polar opposite seasons. The White Sox are leading the division by a wide margin, whereas the Twins are dwelling in the basement. Entering the week, the White Sox lead the season series 12-4.

Thursday, August 12

Washington Nationals at New York Mets12:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, MASN, & Sportsnet NY
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates12:35 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Midwest, & ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh
Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles4:05 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Detroit, & MASN2
New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox7:00 p.m. ETFOX
Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals8:15 p.m. ETESPN, Bally Sports South, & Bally Sports Midwest

A tough divisional game will be on MLB Network between the Nationals and Mets. The pair of NL East teams are in a tight divisional race with 7 games separating them. The Nationals have a 5-3 lead in the season series entering week 20 but they have a lot of work to do to catch up with the Mets.

Friday, August 13

Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southeast, & MASN2
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox7:10 p.m. ETESPN+, MASN, & NESN
Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Spectrum Sportsnet, & Sportsnet NY

Squaring off in the first game of their 2021 season series, the Mets will host the Dodgers on MLB Network. The Dodgers are one of the best teams in the National League and in the entire MLB. The Mets will need all hands on deck if they want to pull off an upset and stay in the mix in the NL East.

Saturday, August 14

Cincinnati Reds at Philadelphia Phillies4:05 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports Ohio, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals6:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southeast, & MASN2
Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Spectrum Sportnet, & WPIX
New YorkYankees at Chicago White Sox7:10 p.m. ETESPN+, YES Network, NBC Sports Chicago

FS1 will be the home of two of the NL’s finest when the Phillies host the Reds. This will be the 5th game of their season series with the Reds leading the series 2-1 entering week 20. Both clubs are having similar seasons which means this game will come down to who wants it more.

Sunday, August 15

New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox2:10 p.m. ETTBS, WPIX, & NBC Sports Chicago
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels4:07 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & Bally Sports West
Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet, & ROOT Northwest
Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets7:00 p.m. ETESPN

Shohei Ohtani and the Angels will host the Astros on MLB Network, Ohtani is having an incredible season. He’s coming off an Olympic gold medal win against the United States and is the favorite to win MVP.. The Angels have been without Mike Trout since May but Ohtani has managed to keep this team competitive with his dominant play.

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 channel is 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 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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