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. ET||ESPN+, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports Ohio|
|Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins||8:10 p.m. ET||ESPN, 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 Cubs||8:05 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports Wisconsin, & Marquee Sports Network|
|New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals||8:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, 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 Twins||1:10 p.m. ET||YouTube|
|Colorado Rockies at Houston Astros||2:10 p.m. ET||MLB*, ESPN+, ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain, & ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh|
|New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals||2:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, YES Network, & Bally Sports Kansas City|
|Los Angeles Dodgers at Philadelphia Phillies||7:05 p.m. ET||ESPN, Spectrum Sportsnet, & NBC Sports Philadelphia|
|Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners||10:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, 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 Mets||12:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, MASN, & Sportsnet NY|
|St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates||12:35 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports Midwest, & ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh|
|Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles||4:05 p.m. ET||ESPN+, Bally Sports Detroit, & MASN2|
|New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox||7:00 p.m. ET||FOX|
|Atlanta Braves at St. Louis Cardinals||8:15 p.m. ET||ESPN, 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 Nationals||7:05 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports Southeast, & MASN2|
|Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox||7:10 p.m. ET||ESPN+, MASN, & NESN|
|Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets||7:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, 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 Phillies||4:05 p.m. ET||FS1, Bally Sports Ohio, & NBC Sports Philadelphia|
|Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals||6:05 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports Southeast, & MASN2|
|Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets||7:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Spectrum Sportnet, & WPIX|
|New YorkYankees at Chicago White Sox||7:10 p.m. ET||ESPN+, 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 Sox||2:10 p.m. ET||TBS, WPIX, & NBC Sports Chicago|
|Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels||4:07 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & Bally Sports West|
|Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners||4:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Sportsnet, & ROOT Northwest|
|Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Mets||7:00 p.m. ET||ESPN|
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.
MLB.tv: Fans can watch live games from their favorite out-of-market teams with one of the packages provided by MLB.tv. 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.
|Channel||AT&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.)|
|MLBN||Yes||An additional $8/mo with fubo Extra add-on||No||An additional $11/mo with Sports Extra Add-on||Yes|
|NBC Sports Regional Networks||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Bally Sports Regional Networks||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|AT&T SportsNet Regional Networks||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Root Sports Northwest||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Sportsnet New York||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Marquee Sports Network||Yes||No||No||No||No|
*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may not have access to all games as coverage varies based on location.