How to Watch MLB Games Without Cable the Week of May 17




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Week 7 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, FS1, FOX, and YouTube 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

*Select games will be joined in progress or only available in select areas.

Monday, May 17

New York Mets at Atlanta Braves7:00 p.m. ETESPN, NBC Sports Bay Area, & Bally Sports Ohio
Detroit Tigers at Seattle Mariners10:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Detroit, & Root Northwest
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountains, & Bally Sports San Diego
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Arizona, & Spectrum SportsNet

The first national game of the week will be broadcasted tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN between the 19-21 Braves and 18-16 Mets. The Mets sit at the top of the NL East and the Braves will be looking for a win to ascend from third to the top spot.

Tuesday, May 18

New York Yankees at Texas Rangers8:00 p.m. ETESPN, YES Network, & Bally Sports Southwest
Cleveland Indians at Los Angeles Angels9:38 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports West

At 22-18, the Yankees are currently third in the NL East and will be looking to keep up their winning ways when they take on the 18-24 Rangers. The Rangers are the worst team in the AL West and will be hunting for a win against the Pinstripes.

Wednesday, May 19

Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins1:10 p.m. ETESPN+,  NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports North
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountains, & Bally Sports San Diego
Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs7:40 p.m. ETMLBN*, MASN, & Marquee Sports Network

Subscribers to ESPN+ will be able to witness a tough AL Central matchup between 2 historic rivals when the 13-25 Twins host the division-leading 24-15 White Sox. When these two clubs faced off last week, the White Sox swept the Twins in 3-games by a combined score of 26-13.

Thursday, May 20

San Francisco Giants at Colorado Rockies12:30 p.m. ETYouTube
New York Yankees at Texas Rangers2:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, YES Network, & Bally Sports Southwest
Washington Nationals at Chicago Cubs2:20 p.m. ETMLBN*, MASN, & Marquee Sports Network
Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Florida, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Pittsburgh Pirates at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETESPN+, AT&T SportsNet-Pittsburgh, & Bally Sports South
Boston Red Sox at Toronto Blue Jays7:37 p.m. ETMLBN*, NESN, & SportsNet
Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Arizona, & Spectrum SportsNet

Youtube will broadcast this week’s MLB Game of the Week between the Giants and Red Sox. Right now, both teams sit at the top of their respective divisions and this game may be a preview of the World Series.

Friday, May 21

Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds7:10 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports North, & Bally Sports Ohio
Seattle Mariners at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETESPN+, ROOT Northwest, & Bally Sports San Diego

Friday Night Baseball is back on FS1 this week. The bright lights will shine on the diamond in an NL Central matchup between the Brewers and the Reds. Both teams will need a win if they want to keep up with the Cardinals who are the current leaders of the division.

Saturday, May 22

Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Chicago, & YES Network
Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Colorado Rockies3:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Arizona, & AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountains
Houston Astros at Texas Rangers4:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, AT&T SportsNet-Southwest, & Bally Sports Southwest
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports North, & Bally Sports Great Lakes
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals7:15 p.m. ETFOX
Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies7:15 p.m. ETFOX
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants7:15 p.m. ETFOX

Fox will air a trio of games in the MLB’s return to broadcast television on Saturday night. The market that you live in will determine which game will be available to you. Luckily, all 6 teams are historic franchises in their own right, so fans will be in store for a good night of baseball.

Sunday, May 23

Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Chicago, & YES Network
Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia Phillies1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, NESN, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels4:07 p.m. ETESPN+, NBC Sports California, & Bally Sports West
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals7:00 p.m. ETESPN, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Midwest

Week 7 will end in a rematch of Saturday’s night game between the Cubs and the Cardinals. ESPN will be broadcasting all the action when these NL Central rivals take the field under the bright lights.

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.

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 $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.)
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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