How to Watch MLB Games Without Cable the Week of June 21, 2021

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Week 12 of the 2021 MLB regular season started this week with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, FS1, FOX, TBS, 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, June 21

GameTimeChannels
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets5:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports South, & Sportsnet NY
Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers8:05 p.m. ETESPN+, NBC Sports California, & Bally Sports Southwest
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets (Game 2)8:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports South, & Sportsnet NY
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETESPN, Spectrum SportsNet, & Bally Sports San Diego

ESPN will be home to a tough NL West game between 2 division rivals tonight. Currently sitting in second place, the 44-27 Dodgers will travel to Petco Park to take on the third-place 42-32 Padres. These two teams have met 7 times this season and the Padres are leading the series 4-3. With 12 more games between them remaining, the Dodgers will be looking to tie the series tonight.

Tuesday, June 22

GameTimeChannels
Cincinnati Reds at Minnesota Twins1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Ohio, & Bally Sports North
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets7:10 p.m. ETESPN+,  Bally Sports South, & Sportsnet NY
Oakland Athletics at Texas Rangers8:05 p.m. ETYouTube
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Spectrum SportsNet, & Bally Sports San Diego

For the first time this season, the MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube will take place on a Tuesday. This week’s game is an AL West matchup between the 44-29 Athletics and the 25-46 Rangers. This will be their second game in their 19-game series after playing their first game on Monday.

Wednesday, June 23

GameTimeChannels
Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, MASN, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Colorado Rockies at Seattle Mariners4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain, & ROOT Northwest
Toronto Blue Jays at Miami Marlins7:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Sportsnet, & Bally Sports Florida
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports South, & Sportsnet NY
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETESPN, Spectrum SportsNet, & Bally Sports San Diego

MLB Network will be the home of an NL East matchup that may have huge ramifications. Current division-leading 36-29 Mets will host the third-place 33-36 Braves. These teams have met 4-times so far this season, and the Mets are currently leading the series 3-1 with 15 more games left in their series.

Thursday, June 24

GameTimeChannels
Kansas City Royals at New York Yankees1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Kansas City, & YES Network
Atlanta Braves at Cincinnati Reds7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports South, & Bally Sports Ohio
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins8:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports North
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Marquee Sports Network, & Spectrum SportsNet

Historic franchises meet in Los Angeles when the Dodgers host the Cubs on MLB Network. The Cubs are sitting at the top of the NL Central with a 40-32 record and have swept the Dodgers 3-0 so far. With 4-games left to play in the series, the Dodgers will be looking to mount a comeback as they host Chicago.

Friday, June 25

GameTimeChannels
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets (Game 2)TBDMLBN*, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & Sportsnet NY
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, YES Network, & NESN
Houston Astros at Detroit Tigers7:10 p.m. ETESPN+, ATT SportsNet-Southwest, & Bally Sports Detroit

The top-2 teams in the NL East will play in a doubleheader as the Mets will host the Phillies on Friday. The first game will start at 4:10 p.m. ET and the second game will be broadcasted on MLB Network but the start time is TBD. Around 7:10 p.m. ET is the projected start time of Game 2, if there aren’t any delays or extra innings during Game 1. The Mets are currently leading the series 6-3.

Saturday, June 26

GameTimeChannels
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins2:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports North
Kansas City Royals at Texas Rangers4:05 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports Kansas City, & Bally Sports Southwest
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers7:15 p.m. ETFOX*
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox7:15 p.m. ETFOX*
Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants10:05 p.m. ETESPN+, NBC Sports California, & NBC Sports Bay Area
Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Arizona, & Bally Sports San Diego

The woeful 20-53 Arizona Diamondbacks are on a 17-game losing streak. Coming into week 12 they’ve won 3 games since May 12. They’re the worst team in baseball but they’ve had some success against their NL West rival 42-32 Padres. The Padres lead their 19-game series 4-2.

Sunday, June 27

GameTimeChannels
New York Yankees at Boston Red Sox1:10 p.m. ETTBS, & NESN
Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & Sportsnet NY
Oakland Athletics at San Francisco Giants4:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, ESPN+, NBC Sports California, & NBC Sports Bay Area
Chicago Cubs at Los Angeles Dodgers7:08 p.m. ETESPN, Marquee Sports Network, & Spectrum SportsNet

The greatest rivalry in baseball will be the first nationally televised game on Sunday as the Yankees-Red Sox will be on TBS. Boston leads the season series 3-0 but the Yankees have a chance to comeback as they’re playing a 19-game series. Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole is expected to pitch and it will be worth watching his performance due to his comments on MLB’s ban of foreign substances like Spider Tack.

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.

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 $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
FOXYesYesYesYesYes
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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