How to Watch MLB Games the Week of May 3, 2021

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Week 6 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, FS1, 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 3

GameTimeChannels
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs7:40 p.m. ETMLBN*, Spectrum SportsNet, & Marquee Sports Network
Texas Rangers at Minnesota Twins7:40 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & Bally Sports North
New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals7:45 p.m. ETESPN+, Sportsnet New York, & Bally Sports Midwest

ESPN+ will be the home of tonight’s game when the 11-11 Mets take on the 16-12 Cardinals in St. Louis. Both of these National League clubs are second in their division and will be looking for a victory on their way to the top of the NL.

Tuesday, May 4

GameTimeChannels
Houston Astros at New York Yankees7:00 p.m. ETESPN, AT&T-SportsNet Southwest, & YES Network
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago White Sox7:40 p.m. ETESPN+, Spectrum Sportsnet, & Marquee Sports Network

All eyes will be on the American League showdown when the 14-14 Yankees host the 15-13 Astros. This will be the first game of a 3-game series with both teams needing a win to break away from the pack in a tough AL.

Wednesday, May 5

GameTimeChannels
Chicago White Sox at Cincinnati Reds12:35 p.m. ETMLBN, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports Ohio
Baltimore Orioles at Seattle Mariners3:40 p.m. ETMLBN, MASN, & Root Sports Northwest
Houston Astros at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETESPN+, AT&T-SportsNet Southwest, & YES Network
Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs7:30 p.m. ETESPN, Spectrum Sportsnet, & NBC Sports Chicago

The late game on ESPN will be between two historic National League teams. The Dodgers are starting the week off at 17-12 and will host a struggling Cubs team that is currently sitting at 12-16. The Cubs need to rattle off a few wins this week because they are currently at the bottom of the NL Central.

Thursday, May 6

GameTimeChannels
Houston Astros at New York Yankees1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, AT&T SportsNet-Southwest, & YES Network
Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Detroit, & NESN
Milwaukee Brewers at Philadelphia Phillies1:05 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Wisconsin, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Athletics3:37 p.m. ETMLBN, Sportsnet, & NBC Sports California
Atlanta Braves at Washington Nationals4:05 p.m. ETYouTube
Arizona Diamondbacks at Miami Marlins6:40 p.m. ETMLBN, Bally Sports Arizona, & Bally Sports Florida
Tampa Bay Rays at Los Angeles Angels9:38 p.m. ETMLBN, Bally Sports Sun, & Bally Sports West

The first national game to be broadcasted on YouTube this season will be between two National League East division clubs. The 12-16 Braves will travel north on I-85 to take on the 12-12 Nationals. The Braves are currently fourth in the NL East and will have their hands full when they take on the second placed Nationals.

Friday, May 7

GameTimeChannels
Pittsburgh Pirates at Chicago Cubs2:20 p.m. ETMLBN, AT&T-SportsNet Pittsburgh, & Marquee Sports Network
Washington Nationals at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, MASN2, & YES Network
Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & Bally Sports Southeast
Tampa Bay Rays at Oakland Athletics9:40 p.m. ETMLBN, Bally Sports Sun, & NBC Sports California
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants9:45 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports San Diego, & NBC Sports Bay Area

Friday’s first game on MLB Network may be the best national game of the day. The NL Central East division will be on full display when the Cubs host the Pirates. These two teams have had some tense games over the years and this will be another heated contest to add to their storied rival as both teams try to ascend to the top of the division.

Saturday, May 8

GameTimeChannels
Washington Nationals at New York Yankees1:05  p.m. ETESPN+, MASN2, & YES Network
San Diego Padres at San Francisco Giants4:05 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports San Diego, & NBC Sports Bay Area
Philadelphia Phillies at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETFS1, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & Bally Sports Southeast

Out on the west coast on FS1, two of California’s finest in the NL West division will be under the bright lights. The San Diego Padres will head out to the Bay Area to take on the NL West division-leading San Francisco Giants. The Giants are currently 17-11 and are tied with the Milwaukee Brewers for the best record in MLB.

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.)
ESPNYesYesYesYesYes
MLBNYesAn additional $8/mo with fubo Extra add-onNoAn additional $11/mo with Sports Extra Add-onYes
FS1YesYesYesYesYes
*NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesYesYes
Bally Sports Regional NetworksYesNoNoNoNo
AT&T SportsNet Regional NetworksYesYesNoNoNo
Root Sports NorthwestYesNoNoNoNo
Sportsnet New YorkYesYesYesNoYes
Spectrum SportsNetYesNoNoNoNo
Marquee Sports NetworkYesNoNoNoNo
MASNYesNoNoNoNo
NESNYesYesNoNoNo
YES NetworkYesNoNoNoNo

*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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