Watch MLB games with no blackouts with a VPN

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Watch MLB games with no blackouts with a VPN

Stream MLB games on MLB.tv

Price: 53 USD/year or 45 USD for one team

The easiest way to watch every MLB game is with an MLB.TV subscription. MLB.TV is available globally, so as long as you connect to a VPN server location where games are not being broadcast, you can avoid MLB blackouts. The service comes with a seven-day free trial if you select the all-teams pass.

To stream MLB live on MLB.TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where games are not being aired.
  3. Head to MLB.TV and sign up for the free trial.
  4. Batter up!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

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Bypass MLB.TV blackouts to stream all baseball games

While MLB.TV is great, you still have to worry about blackouts.That’s because regional markets have sole broadcasting rights, so some games may not be available online in your area until 48 hours after a game is televised.

The secret to avoiding MLB blackouts? Connect to a VPN server location where games are not being aired. If you’re in Boston, for example, and Red Sox games are being broadcast on TV, they might not be available for live streaming. Connect to a VPN server location in another city or country.

Watch MLB games on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network

YouTube and MLB are expanding their partnership and will bring live streams to YouTube TV. YouTube TV offers all of the channels that cover MLB games, with subscriptions at 65 USD/month. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the five-day free trial.

To watch MLB games on YouTube TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit YouTube TV and sign up. You may need to submit a U.S. postal code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.)
  4. Stream the games live!

Learn more about watching YouTube TV with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream MLB games live on Hulu + Live TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, and FS1

Hulu offers all of the channels carrying MLB games but not the MLB Network. A seven-day free trial is available.

To watch MLB games on Hulu + Live TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit Hulu and subscribe.
  4. Stream the games live!

Learn more about watching Hulu with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream MLB games live on Sling TV

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network

Sling TV includes all channels that carry MLB games, such as MLB Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, and FS1. To get all of these channels, you’ll need to get Sling Orange as well as Sling Blue. Use the “Sports Extra” add-on for Sling TV in order to watch MLB Network for an extra 10 USD/month.

A three-day free trial is available. You will need a U.S. card or PayPal in order to subscribe.

To watch MLB on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as San Francisco. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Head to Sling TV and use the free trial for Sling Orange & Blue.
  4. Tune in to the games!

Note: In order to get Sling TV’s free trial you must use the Sling TV app as opposed to signing up on the website

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

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Watch MLB games with the At Bat app

New subscribers to MLB.TV also receive a free subscription to MLB’s At Bat streaming app, available on both Android and iOS devices. You can also subscribe to the app without MLB.TV for 3 USD/month.

The app lets you access the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day plus in-game highlights. To access the app:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Download the MLB At Bat app on your Android or iOS device.
  4. Stream the games live!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream MLB games on Amazon Prime Video

Price: 25 USD/month

You can also watch live MLB games on Prime Video this year. There’s a 30-day free trial available.

To watch MLB games on Amazon Prime:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Amazon Prime Video and use the free trial.
  4. You’re all set!

Learn more about watching Amazon Prime Video with ExpressVPN.

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Watch MLB games live on Sky Sports

Price: 22 GBP/month and up

Channels: Sky Sports Today

Living in the UK? Sky Sports is your best bet for catching live streams of the games. However, specialized equipment is required. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.

To watch MLB games on Sky Sports:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to Sky Go and log in.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Learn more about watching Sky with ExpressVPN.

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Top MLB series this week

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners (August 2-August 4)

No one expected the Mariners to make a playoff push, but the team has been outstanding in close games and this series could be critical to their chances of staying in the race. The Rays have looked even more intimidating since adding slugger Nelson Cruz, and will look to knock the upstart Mariners down a peg. These teams made a trade with each other last Friday, so Diego Castillo and JT Chargois will have an early opportunity to face their former teams.

Boston Red Sox vs. Toronto Blue Jays (August 6-August 8)

The clashes between these two clubs have been exciting all year thanks to the offensive firepower each brings to bear, but this one could have playoff implications. The Blue Jays are a ways behind Boston, but the club just added José Berríos in a blockbuster trade, and they’ve been rolling since returning to Toronto for the first time since 2019. They could put a significant dent in the Red Sox’ advantage with a series win.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco Giants (August 6-August 8)

Neither of these National League clubs are considered to be on the level of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but each is likely heading to the playoffs—and both made exciting additions at the trade deadline. The Brewers added All-Star infielder Eduardo Escobar and the Giants picked up Kris Bryant, giving each additional power hitting and defensive stability. This series could help establish which team is better equipped to take on the Dodgers and the loaded San Diego Padres in October.

MLB awards races

AL MVP – Shohei Ohtani, OF/SP, Los Angeles Angels

With Mike Trout hitting the IL for two months with a calf injury, it looks like the game’s best player is out of the running for this award. His teammate Shohei Ohtani deserves the hardware thanks to his two-way excellence, even if he’s unable to drive his team to the playoffs. Ohtani‘s ability to pitch and hit at an elite level hasn’t been seen since Babe Ruth, and he is quickly becoming the face of the sport. If Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had the season he’s having in any other year he’d be a borderline lock for MVP, but Ohtani‘s accomplishments need to be rewarded.

(Preseason Prediction: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels)

NL MVP – Ronald Acuna Jr., OF, Atlanta Braves

With Fernando Tatis Jr. suffering from a shoulder injury, Acuna Jr. slots back into this spot. Not only is the Braves outfielder one of the most prolific home run hitters and base stealers in the National League, his fielding is excellent as well. If Atlanta makes a late run at an NL East title, his candidacy will be even stronger.

(Preseason Prediction: Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves)

AL Cy Young – Carlos Rodón, SP, Chicago White Sox

Rodón was available to any team in the league in free agency, and wound up back with his old club on a cheap short-term contract that he’s rewarded beyond the White Sox’ wildest dreams. The big left-hander threw a no-hitter in his second start of the season and hasn’t looked back since. He’s putting together one of the best contract years in recent memory.

(Preseason Prediction: Shane Bieber, Cleveland Indians)

NL Cy Young – Corbin Burnes, SP, Milwaukee Brewers

With Jacob de Grom dealing with another injury, Burnes inherits the inside track to win this award. The 26-year-old wields a devastating six-pitch mix, and his ability to avoid contact while pounding the strike zone has allowed him to post by far the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in the majors. There are plenty of reasons the Brewers are ahead in the NL Central, but Burnes might be the biggest one.

(Preseason Prediction: Yu Darvish, San Diego Padres)

AL Rookie of the Year – Adolis Garcia, OF, Texas Rangers

Garcia has come out of nowhere to become the front runner for this award thanks to his excellent power production. The 28-year-old Cuban took a long road to becoming a regular with the Rangers, including stints in Cuba, Japan, and a lengthy tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A team, but now it looks like he’s here to stay—and ready to make a major impact at the highest level.

(Preseason Prediction: Luis Patiño, SP, Tampa Bay Rays)

NL Rookie of the Year – Trevor Rogers, SP, Miami Marlins

While teammate Jazz Chisholm is also a worthy candidate for this spot, Rogers gets the nod thanks to his consistency. The big lefty is running a minuscule ERA thanks to his ability to both miss bats and suppress home runs. It looks like he has three plus pitches with a high-spin fastball, a nasty slider, and a fading changeup, and the Marlins may have found themselves a top-of-the-rotation stud.

(Preseason Prediction: Sixto Sánchez, SP, Miami Marlins)

AL Manager of the Year – Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics

Although Melvin tends to fly under the radar among the game’s top managers, he’s been getting the best out of the Athletics since joining the team in 2011. He’s been a worthy Manager of the Year winner three times, and he has the A’s rolling at the top of the AL West, even after an 0-6 start.

(Preseason Prediction: Joe Maddon, Los Angeles Angels)

NL Manager of the Year – Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers

The NL Central looks like it’s going to be a dogfight all year, and whoever comes out on top should get plenty of shine. Counsell also has the benefit of entering the season as a highly-respected skipper who’s finished in the top-seven of Manager of the Year voting in four straight seasons, including second-place finishes in 2018 and 2019.

(Preseason Prediction: Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers)

Who’s going to win the World Series?

After the trade deadline, MLB’s competitive balance has shifted slightly, although in many cases the rich simply got richer. The Los Angeles Dodgers have put together a preposterously good team by adding Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to a roster that was already the league’s best. Both the San Diego Padres and the San Francisco Giants are worthy foes within the NL West, but neither’s raw talent can match the collection Los Angeles has put together.

The Chicago White Sox are beginning to look like the most dangerous team in the American League thanks to the addition of Craig Kimbrel to an already-electric bullpen and the return of star slugger Eloy Jiménez. The Houston Astros had a relatively quiet deadline, but remain a threat, while the AL East has four formidable teams in the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays.

Dark horses include the Milwaukee Brewers, who possess an outstanding starting rotation, and the New York Mets, who added Javier Báez to their infield mix at the deadline.

Here are the top 10 contenders according to FanGraphs’ championship probability:

TeamChampionship Probability
Los Angeles Dodgers22.0%
Houston Astros14.5%
Chicago White Sox12.6%
Milwaukee Brewers7.5%
Boston Red Sox7.1%
New York Yankees7.0%
New York Mets6.6%
Tampa Bay Rays5.2%
San Diego Padres5.0%
San Francisco Giants3.5%

Key dates for the 2021 regular season

While some playoff details are still being ironed out, the 162-game regular season, and its milestones are all on the calendar.

EventDate
Opening DayApril 1
Jackie Robinson DayApril 15
Lou Gehrig DayJune 2
MLB DraftJune 11-13
MLB All-Star GameJuly 13
Hall of Fame InductionsJuly 25
Trade DeadlineJuly 30
Last Regular Season GameOctober 3

 

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