How to Watch MLB Games the Week of April 25

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Week 5 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, 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.

The Games – Start Times and Channel

Monday, April 26

GameTimeChannels
Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians6:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports North, & Bally Sports Great Lakes
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:00 p.m. ETESPN, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest

Streamers can watch all the action on the diamond when the 9-11 Indians host the 7-13 Twins at 6:10 p.m. ET on ESPN+. Both teams are 4-6 on the road this season and the Indians will be looking to get closer to .500 on the season with a win tonight.

Tuesday, April 27

GameTimeChannels
Boston Red Sox at New York Mets7:10 p.m. ETESPN, NESN, & Sportsnet New York
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETESPN+, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest

The American League East and the National League East will go head-to-head at 7:10 p.m. on ESPN when the 9-8 Mets host the 14-9 Red Sox. The Mets have had 5 games postponed this season and are trying to end the week with a winning record during their series with the Red Sox.

Wednesday, April 28

GameTimeChannels
Miami Marlins at MIlwaukee Brewers1:40 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Florida, & Bally Sports Wisconsin
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETFS1, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest

FS1 will be the home of the third national game between the Cubs and Braves at 7:20 p.m. ET. This is a pivotal series for both teams as they look to claw their way up to the top of a tough National League.

Thursday, April 29

GameTimeChannels
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETMLBN, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest
Los Angeles Dodgers at Milwaukee Brewers7:40 p.m. ETESPN+, Spectrum Sportsnet, & Bally Sports Wisconsin

ESPN+ will broadcast a matchup between the NL Central and NL West at 7:40 p.m. ET when the Brewers host the Dodgers. As the defending MLB champions, the Dodgers have started week 5 of the 2021 regular season with MLB’s best record at 15-7.

Friday, April 27

GameTimeChannels
Houston Astros at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETESPN+, AT&T SportsNet – Southwest, & Bally Sports Sun

Cord cutters can find Friday night’s national game on ESPN+ at 7:10 p.m ET between two 10-11 teams in the American League. The reigning American League champion Rays will have their hands full against a tough Astros team.

Saturday, April 28

GameTimeChannels
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox4:05 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & NBC Sports Chicago
Chicago Cubs at Atlanta Braves7:00 p.m. ETESPN, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Southwest

A storied rivalry in the AL Central division will write another chapter at 4:05 p.m. ET on FS1. The White Sox will travel to Cleveland in a matchup that could have huge implications when it comes to the division later in the season.

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.

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.

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.)Vidgo (*Starts at $55/mo.)
ESPNYesYesYesYesYesYes
MLBNYesAn additional $8/mo with fubo Extra add-onNoAn additional $11/mo with Sports Extra Add-onYesNo
FS1YesYesYesYesYesYes
*NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesYesYesNo
Bally Sports Regional NetworksYesNoNoNoNoNo
AT&T SportsNet Regional NetworksYesYesNoNoNoNo
Root Sports NorthwestYesNoNoNoNoNo
Sportsnet New YorkYesYesYesNoYesNo
Spectrum SportsNetYesNoNoNoNoNo
Marquee Sports NetworkYesNoNoNoNoNo
MASNYesNoNoNoNoNo
NESNYesYesNoNoNoNo
YES NetworkYesNoNoNoNoNo

*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may have to watch some games on regional sports networks as coverage varies based on location.

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