How to Watch MLB Games Without Cable the Week of May 24

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Week 8 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, FS1, FOX, 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 24

GameTimeChannels
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays1:07 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Sun, & Sportsnet
Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins6:40 p.m. ETESPN+, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & Bally Sports Florida
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago White Sox8:00 p.m. ETESPN, Bally Sports Midwest, & NBC Sports Chicago

The AL Central and NL Central division leaders go head-to-head as controversial Hall of Fame manager Tony La Russa leads his 26-19 White Sox against his former team the 26-20 Cardinals. La Russa has been critical of his own players and the White Sox have lost 4 of their last 5 games as La Russa has lost the locker room. A win tonight against the Cardinals under the bright lights of primetime on ESPN may help the club restore their winning ways.

Tuesday, May 25

GameTimeChannels
Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros8:10 p.m. ETFS1, Spectrum Sportsnet, & AT&T Sportsnet-Southwest
Texas Rangers at Los Angeles Angels9:38 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & Bally Sports West
Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics9:40 p.m. ETMLBN*, Root Northwest, & NBC Sports California

FS1 will broadcast a matchup between the second-place teams in the NL and AL West. The 29-18 Dodgers are on fire and are 9-10 in their last 10 games heading into week 7. They will travel to Houston to take on an Astros team that has been struggling as they’re 6-4 over the same timeframe.

Wednesday, May 26

GameTimeChannels
Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Sun, & Sportsnet
St. Louis Cardinals at Chicago White Sox2:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Midwest, & NBC Sports Chicago
Los Angeles Dodgers at Houston Astros7:30 p.m. ETESPN, Spectrum Sportsnet, & AT&T Sportsnet-Southwest

Tuesday’s Dodgers-Astros game will have a rematch on ESPN. These two clubs are among the MLB’s best and fans will be in for a treat as they face off under the bright light on national TV for the second night in a row. Will they split the series, or can the Dodgers go for a sweep and avenge their controversial 2017 World Series defeat.

Thursday, May 27

GameTimeChannels
Philadelphia Phillies at Miami Marlins12:10 p.m. ETYouTube
Colorado Rockies at New York Mets12:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, AT&T SportsNet-Rocky Mountain, & Sportsnet NY
Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh Pirates12:35 p.m. ETMLBN*, Marquee Sports Network, & AT&T Sportsnet-Pittsburgh
Kansas City Royals at Tampa Bay Rays3:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Kansas City, & Bally Sports Sun
Cincinnati Reds at Washington Nationals7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Ohio, & MASN
Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet, & YES Network
Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox8:10 p.m. ETESPN+, MASN 2, & NBC Sports Chicago
Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & Root Northwest
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Bay Area, & Spectrum Sportsnet

The MLB has been doing a great job at making their games more accessible with the MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube. This week’s Game of the Week is between two clubs on the rise in a tough NL East. The 23-24 Phillies will travel down south to take on the 22-24 Marlins. A game separates both of these teams heading into week 7, which is why there is a lot riding on this game.

Friday, May 28

GameTimeChannels
Cincinnati Reds at Chicago Cubs2:20 p.m. ETESPN+, MLBN*, Bally Sports Ohio, & Marquee Sports Network
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southeast, & WPIX
Miami Marlins at Boston Red Sox7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Florida, & NESN

Saturday, May 29

GameTimeChannels
Philadelphia Phillies at Tampa Bay Rays1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & Bally Sports Sun
New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, YES Network, & Bally Sports Detroit
San Diego Padres at Houston Astros4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports San Diego, & AT&T SportsNet-Southwest
San Francisco Giant at Los Angeles Dodgers7:15 p.m. ETFOX*
Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals7:15 p.m. ETFOX*
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets7:15 p.m. ETFOX*
Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & Root Northwest
St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks10:10 p.m. ETESPN+, MLBN*, Bally Sports Midwest, & Bally Sports Arizona

The game that will be airing your local Fox will entirely depend on the market that you live in. Of the 3 games on Fox, the 29-18 Dodgers hosting the 28-19 Giants in an NL West divisional matchup has the potential to be the best of them all. Heading into week 7, these clubs are separated by a single game and they’re not too far behind the division-leading 30-17 Padres, which makes Saturday’s game even more important.

Sunday, May 30

GameTimeChannels
Milwaukee Brewers at Washington Nationals1:05 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Wisconsin, & MASN
New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, YES Network, & Bally Sports Detroit
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Bay Area, & Spectrum Sportsnet
St. Louis Cardinals at Arizona Diamondbacks4:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Midwest, & Bally Sports Arizona
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets7:00 p.m. ETESPN

Week 7 comes to its conclusion with an NL East matchup between the 21-19 Mets and 23-24 Braves. The NL East is the tightest division in MLB as of right now and with the first and second-placed teams competing on Sunday night, this game could have huge consequences when it comes to any tiebreakers for playoff seeding in the future.

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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