YouTube and MLB Renew Their Partnership for 2022 Season to Live Stream 15 Games for Free





Today, YouTube and MLB announced that they have renewed their long-standing partnership and will be bringing back the MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube, featuring 15 games throughout the 2022 regular season. The games will stream live, for free, for baseball fans around the world.

MLB Game of the Week Live for this season starts on May 5 at 3:10 pm ET, with the Washington Nationals facing off against the Colorado Rockies. 

This is the fourth season that YouTube and MLB have teamed up to live stream games. Since the partnership started in 2019, the livestreamed games have racked up 5.4 billion views and 425 million watch hours. The games are especially popular with younger viewers, with half of the audience under 35 years old.

“YouTube became Major League Baseball’s official partner to stream live games four years ago and it’s been incredible to continue to grow the game in compelling and innovative ways on our platform,” said Jon Cruz, Head of Sports Partnerships, YouTube. “One of the biggest commonalities within our partnership is maintaining a ‘fan-first’ perspective, so we’re proud to continue to keep our games free and accessible to fans in over 182 countries around the word while delivering the best of baseball in ways only YouTube can do.”

How to Watch

You can watch the games live for free on the MLB YouTube channel.

Schedule for MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube (First Half of the Season)

  • Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies — Thursday, May 5 @ 3:10 p.m. ET
  • Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds — Wednesday, May 11 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
  • Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs — Friday, May 20 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
  • Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins — Wednesday, May 25 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
  • Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Guardians — Wednesday, June 1 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
  • Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals — Wednesday, June 8 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
  • Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners — Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:10 p.m. ET

Hosts & Features

MLB Network’s production team will produce the 15 broadcasts this season. Scott Braun and former MLB All-Star Yonder Alonso will be calling the games. MLB Network host and reporter Siera Santos will host a pregame show 30 minutes before the game’s scheduled start time.

Several only-on-YouTube features will also be part of the broadcast productions this season. Viewers will be able to participate in a live chat with game commentary by MLB superfan YouTube creators. In-game polls will keep viewers and announcers connected throughout the game.

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