How to Watch MLB Games Without Cable the Week of September 7, 2021




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Week 24 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, FOX, YouTube, TBS, 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

Tuesday, September 7

New York Mets at Miami Marlins6:40 p.m. ETFS1, Sportsnet NY, & Bally Sports Florida
Chicago White Sox at Oakland Athletics9:40 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports California
Los Angeles Angels at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports West, & Bally Sports San Diego

FS1 will be the home of an NL East matchup between the Marlins and Mets. The series is split 6-6 between both clubs with tonight’s game being the rubber match. Mets fans have been upset with the team’s play over the last month as the franchise has fallen from first place in the division to third with a 69-69 record.

Wednesday, September 8

Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros2:10 p.m. ETYouTube
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet, & YES Network
Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals7:45 p.m. ETESPN+, Spectrum Sportsnet, & Bally Sports Midwest

This week’s MLB Game of the Week on YouTube will be an AL West matchup between the Astros and Mariners. The Astros are currently in first place of the division with a 5-game lead over the Mariners. This will be a rematch of Tuesday’s game and heading into week 24, the Astros lead the season series 10-7.

Thursday, September 9

Los Angeles Dodgers at St. Louis Cardinals1:15 p.m. ETMLBN*, Spectrum Sportsnet, & Bally Sports Midwest
Chicago White Sox atOakland Athletics3:37 p.m. ETESPN+, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports California
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN, Sportsnet, & YES Network

Two American League stalwarts will be showcased on ESPN+ when the Athletics host the White Sox. The White Sox lead the season series 3-1 entering week 24 but the A’s won their last matchup. Both teams are looking to keep their playoff hopes alive with the Sox attempting to secure their division and the A’s vying for a wildcard berth.

Friday, September 10

San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs2:20 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Bay Area, & Marquee Sports Network
New York Yankees at New York Mets7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, YES Network, & Sportsnet NY
Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals8:15 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Ohio, & Bally Sports Midwest

The Subway Series makes its return on national TV when the Mets-Yankees faceoff on MLB Network. The Mets currently lead the season series 2-1 and will need every win they can get to secure a wildcard spot.

Saturday, September 11

San Francisco Giants at Chicago Cubs2:20 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Bay Area, & Marquee Sports Network
Texas Rangers atOakland Athletics4:07 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Southwest, & Bally Sports California
New York Yankees at New York Mets7:40 p.m. ETFOX

FOX will broadcast the second game of the week between the Yankees-Mets. The Subway Series is one of the longest rivalries in MLB and emotions will be running high as the New York teams will be playing on the 20th anniversary of September 11th.

Sunday, September 12

Boston Red Sox at Chicago White Sox2:10 p.m. ETTBS, NESN, & NBC Sports Chicago
New York Yankees at New York Mets8:08 p.m. ETESPN
Los Angeles Angels at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports West, & Bally Sports San Diego

The Battle of the Sox will be on TBS when Boston visits Chicago. The Red Sox are in the playoff chase with their storied rival Yankees for the final wildcard spot. The White Sox are currently leading their division and will be trying to pull away with a win against a conference opponent.

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 $6.99 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.

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

Channel DIRECTV Stream (*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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