How to Watch MLB Games Without Cable the Week of July 26

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Week 17 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.

MLB Start Times and Channels

Monday, July 26

GameTimeChannels
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets5:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports South, & Sportsnet NY
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox7:10 p.m. ETESPN, Sportsnet, & NESN
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals8:10 p.m. ETESPN+, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports Kansas City

MLB Network will be home to a tough contest in the NL East. The division-leading 52–44 Mets will host the 48-50 third-placed Braves. Today’s game will be the 12th game of the season series and the Mets are leading 6-5.

Tuesday, July 27

GameTimeChannels
Toronto Blue Jays Boston Red Sox7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet, & NESN
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, WPIX,, & Bally Sports Sun
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants9:45 p.m. ETESPN+, Spectrum Sportsnet, & NBC Sports Bay Area

ESPN+ subscribers will be able to watch an NL West showdown between two of the best teams in all of MLB. The Giants are entering week 17 at the top of the division with an MLB’s best 62-37 record. They will host a Dodgers teams that are right on their tails at second place in the NL West with a 61-40 record. The Giants will be looking to tie up their season series as the Dodgers currently lead 7-6.

Wednesday, July 28

GameTimeChannels
St. Louis Cardinals at Cleveland Indians1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Midwest, &  Bally Sports Great Lakes
Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Detroit, & Bally Sports North
Oakland Athletics at San Diego Padres4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports California, & Bally Sports San Diego
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates7:05 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Wisconsin, & ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETESPN, YES Network, & Bally Sports Sun

Under the bright lights of primetime on ESPN, the AL East will bask in the spotlight when the Rays host the Yankees. The Yankees entered week 17 8-games back from the second-placed Rays in the AL East standings. In 13 games head-to-head, the Rays have the Pinstripes number 8-5.

Thursday, July 29

GameTimeChannels
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets12:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports South, & Sportsnet NY
Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, MASN, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays1:10 p.m. ETESPN+, YES Network, & Bally Sports Sun
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Francisco Giants3:45 p.m. ETMLBN*, Spectrum Sportsnet, & NBC Sports Bay Area
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Wisconsin, & ATT Sportsnet-Pittsburgh
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet, & NESN
Colorado Rockies at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain, & Bally Sports San Diego

ESPN+ subscribers will be treated to a rematch of Wednesday’s game with the Rays host the Yankees. New York’s favorite team will be in need of a win to mount a comeback in the AL East to pick up some momentum in the playoff chase.

Friday, July 30

GameTimeChannels
Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Marquee Sports Network, & MASN
Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays7:07 p.m. ETESPN+,  Bally Sports Kansas City, & Sportsnet
Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NESN, & Bally Sports Sun

Entering week 17, the Red Sox and Rays are the top-2 teams in the AL East and are only separated by a single game. The Sox lead the season series 6-2 coming into the week and look to continue their winning ways in Friday night’s game.

Saturday, July 31

GameTimeChannels
Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays3:07 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Kansas City, & Sportsnet
Oakland Athletics at Los Angeles Angels4:05 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports California, & Bally Sports West
Minnesota Twins at St. Louis Cardinals7:15 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports North, & Bally Sports Midwest

The AL West will be live on FS1 when the Angels host the Athletics.  The Angels entered the week at 49-49 and are having a disappointing season in comparison to the production of Shohei Ohtani. They are still without Mike Trout who is recovering from an injured calf and is expected to return in August. The Angels will need all hands on deck to triumph over the second-placed Athletics.

Sunday, Aug 1

GameTimeChannels
Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox5:10 p.m. ETTBS, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & NBC Sports Chicago
Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay Rays7:08 p.m. ETESPN
Chicago White Sox at Kansas City Royals8:10 p.m. ETESPN+, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports Kansas City

Last week, Cleveland’s baseball team announced they’re changing their name to the Cleveland Guardians. They will be looking to protect their second-place standing in the AL Central when they travel to Chicago to take on the first-place White Sox. The Sox entered the week 10 games ahead of Cleveland but are 5-6 while taking on their division rival.

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.

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.

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 $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.)
ESPNYesYesYesYesYes
MLBNYesAn additional $8/mo with fubo Extra add-onNoAn additional $11/mo with Sports Extra Add-onYes
FS1YesYesYesYesYes
FOXYesYesYesYesYes
TBSYesNoYesYesYes
NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesNoYes
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 not have access to all games as coverage varies based on location.

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