The 2022 World Series has concluded. Congrats to the Houston Astros for defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 2 to claim their second World Series title in six years. Rookie shortstop Jeremy Peña was named Willie Mays Most Valuable Player—the first rookie position player ever to claim such an honor—after going 10-for-25 with a home run and three RBIs to go with his stellar defense in the field.
For now, let’s get ready to heat up the hot stove and look forward to Spring Training beginning on February 24, 2023!
Read on for all the ways to watch MLB games live online.
How to watch MLB games with a VPN
Price: 25 USD for the rest of the season
The MLB.tv app is the most comprehensive and affordable option for streaming the entire MLB season. By connecting to a VPN server location where games are not being broadcast, you can avoid MLB blackouts and even choose which broadcast you want to watch (from the home or visiting team). The service comes with a seven-day free trial, and also offers a monthly option.
To privately and securely stream MLB games live in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Download the ExpressVPN app to your smart TV, mobile phone, tablet, or other preferred streaming device.
- Connect to your preferred secure U.S. server location.
- Head to MLB.TV and sign up for the free trial.
- Batter up!
Note that MLB.TV will not offer live games for international viewers. Instead, viewers must wait approximately 90 minutes after the game ends in order to watch the archived broadcast.
MLB.tv will also offer a number of new key features for the 2023 season. Fans of select clubs—including the Cubs, Red Sox, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Blue Jays—will now be able to stream pre- and post-game coverage, with plans to add more teams as the season continues. The app will also offer improved playback controls along with real-time in-game details and stats. Fans can also look forward to an expanded content library with new original series, and the popular “MLB Big Inning” show will now air nightly. For the first time it will also be available to stream on Apple TV+.
Watch MLB games without blackouts
The easiest way to watch every MLB game is with an MLB.TV subscription. MLB.TV is available globally, and ExpressVPN works seamlessly with MLB.TV to ensure you can stream the action privately and securely. But while MLB.TV is great and fantastically comprehensive, you still have to worry about blackouts.
How to avoid MLB blackouts? Connect to a secure VPN server location where games are not being aired. If you’re in Los Angeles, for example, and Dodger games are being broadcast on TV, connect to a VPN server location in another city or country, and watch the MLB.tv stream privately, securely, and free from bandwidth throttling by your ISP. If a game is on the national blackouts list, connect instead through an international server in a country like the Netherlands, Japan, or the UK.
MLB Awards races
MLB’s post-season awards will all be announced live on MLB Network at 6:00 p.m. ET with the following schedule:
|Louisville Silver Slugger Awards (AL & NL)||Thursday, November 10|
|Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards (AL & NL)||Monday, November 14|
|AL and NL Manager of the Year Awards||Tuesday, November 15|
|AL and NL Cy Young Awards||Wednesday, November 16|
|AL and NL Most Valuable Player Awards||Thursday, November 17|
Here is who won each of the major awards:
AL MVP: Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees
Judge ended the 2022 season with an American League-record 62 home runs, becoming the first player to mash 60 bombs in a season since Barry Bonds (73) and Sammy Sosa (64) last crossed the threshold in 2001. No wonder he received 28 of 30 first-place votes en route to winning his first AL MVP award. After turning down a contract extension ahead of the 2022 season, Judge helped the Yankees win only their second AL East title since 2012.
Finalists: Shohei Ohtani, DH/P, Los Angeles Angels (two first-place votes); Yordan Alvarez, DH/LF, Houston Astros
NL MVP: Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals
Goldschmidt finished the regular season with a .317 average, 35 home runs, 115 RBI, and a stellar .404 on-base percentage. After flirting with the Triple Crown for much of the season, Goldy received 22 of 30 first-place votes and took home his first MVP at age 35.
Finalists: Manny Machado, 3B, San Diego Padres (seven first-place votes); Nolan Arenado, 3B, St. Louis Cardinals (one first-place vote)
AL Cy Young winner: Justin Verlander, Houston Astros
What Verlander lacks in advanced stats, he more than made up for in narratives. After making just one start from 2020-21 following Tommy John surgery, the 39-year-old tallied a 18-4 record and a sparkling 1.75 ERA for the World Series-winning Astros. Verlander, who already owns two Cy Youngs, unanimously added a third despite missing time with a calf injury.
Finalists: Alek Manoah, Toronto Blue Jays; Dylan Cease, Chicago White Sox
NL Cy Young winner: Sandy Alcantara, Miami Marlins
Don’t blame the Marlins’ latest dismal season on Alcantara, who ended the season with a 14-9 record, a 2.28 ERA, and 207 strikeouts in 228.2 innings. The Dominican-born right-hander reached his second career All-Star Game in large part because of his improved control. Few if any were surprised when Alcantra unanimously won the NL Cy Young Award.
Finalists: Julio Urías, Los Angeles Dodgers; Max Fried, Atlanta Braves
AL Rookie of the Year winner: Julio Rodríguez, CF, Seattle Mariners
The young outfielder nicknamed J-Rod ran away with American League Rookie of the Year. Rodríguez, who doesn’t turn 22 until December 29, hit .284 with 28 home runs and 75 RBI in his first season. He’s added 84 runs and 25 stolen bases while quickly living up to the hype following an ugly start to his MLB career. Seattle awarded the young phenom with a massive contract extension that could keep him in a Mariners uniform until 2039. Rodriguez received 29 of 30 first-place votes.
Finalists: Adley Rutschman, C, Baltimore Orioles (one first-place vote); Steven Kwan, LF, Cleveland Guardians
NL Rookie of the Year winner: Michael Harris II, CF, Atlanta Braves
Despite not playing a game above Double-A, the 21-year-old Harris quickly acclimated to the majors. He ended his first season with a .301 average, 19 home runs, 64 RBI, 75 runs scored, and 20 stolen bases in nearly 400 at-bats. The Braves already saw enough to give Harris an eight-year, $72 million contract extension. Harris received 22 first-place votes.
Finalists: Spencer Strider, SP, Atlanta Braves (eight first-place votes); Brendan Donovan, INF/OF, St. Louis Cardinals
AL Comeback Player of the Year winner: Justin Verlander, SP, Houston Astros
After missing nearly two full seasons, Verlander returned to become arguably baseball’s top starting pitcher this year. His stellar stats, coupled with his comeback from Tommy John surgery, made him a shoo-in for Comeback Player of the Year.
Other candidates: Martín Pérez, SP, Texas Rangers; Matt Carpenter, 1B/OF, New York Yankees; Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels
NL Comeback Player of the Year: Albert Pujols, 1B/DH, St. Louis Cardinals
Whatever the Cardinals realistically hoped Albert Pujols would contribute in his return to St. Louis, he easily exceeded expectations in his final season. The three-time NL MVP hit .270 with 24 home runs and 68 RBI in 109 games. The 24 homers marked his most since 2016, when he mashed 31 for the Angels. Pujols, who turned 42 ahead of the season, reached the 700-home run club in September and provided plenty of clutch moments down the stretch run.
AL Manager of the Year: Terry Francona, Cleveland Guardians
New team name, same old result for the Guardians, who reached the AL Division Series in Francona’s 10th club with the team. Despite relying heavily on young players, Cleveland won 92 games en route to a fourth AL Central title since 2016 in large part because of Francona’s leadership. The 63-year-old, who earned 17 of 30 first-place votes, is expected to return to the bench next season even after recent health bouts and surgeries.
Finalists: Brandon Hyde, Baltimore Orioles (eight first-place votes); Scott Servais, Seattle Mariners. (one first-place vote); Dusty Baker (Houston Astros) received three first-place votes but was not a finalist. Despite having fewer first-place votes, Servais earned 43 total points to Baker’s 31.
NL Manager of the Year: Buck Showalter, New York Mets
Narratives often win out when it comes to awards, and Showalter returning from a four-year exile to help the Mets meet their expectations was more than enough to net him Manager of the Year. The 66-year-old, who earned eight first-place votes this year, had already earned the honor thrice, doing so for the first time back in 1994 while skippering the crosstown Yankees. Showalter won again in 2004 and 2014 while with the Texas Rangers and Baltimore Orioles, respectively.
Finalists: Brian Snitker, Atlanta Braves (seven first-place votes); Dave Roberts, Los Angeles Dodgers (eight first-place votes); Oliver Marmol (St. Louis Cardinals) and Rob Thomson (Philadelphia Phillies) respectively received five and two first-place votes but did not finish as finalists.
Other ways to watch MLB games online
With ExpressVPN, you can stream MLB games on both national broadcasters—including ESPN, TBS, FS1, and Fox—as well as regional sports networks. All national channels are available through cord-cutting services. Some platforms, such as DirecTV Stream, also carry regional sports networks like YES and NESN. To watch baseball games with improved speeds, privacy, and security:
- Get ExpressVPN.
- Connect to a server location in the U.S.
- Go to Sling TV (50 USD/month), DirecTV Stream (70 USD/month), Hulu+Live TV (70 USD/month), or YouTube TV (65 USD/month) and use a free trial.
- Play ball!
Price: 50 USD/month and up
Sling TV includes channels that carry MLB games, such as ESPN, MLB Network, TBS, Fox, and FS1, as well as some regional sports networks.
To get all of these channels, you’ll need to get Sling Orange as well as Sling Blue (a combined package costs 50 USD). Use the “Sports Extra” add-on for Sling TV in order to watch MLB Network for an extra 10 USD/month.
Price: 70 USD/month
DirecTV Stream is on the pricier side but if you prefer a cord-cutting service over an additional streaming app, it’s the best option as the “Choice” package (90 USD/month) includes regional sports networks like YES, NESN, and the Dodgers’ Spectrum SportsNet LA. DirecTV offers a 5-day free trial.
Price: 65 USD/month and up
This season YouTube and MLB are expanded their partnership to offer 15 game of the week streams that were free to viewers in 182 countries.
For comprehensive coverage across the season, YouTube TV offers channels that cover MLB games and the subscription costs 65 USD/month. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the 5-day free trial.
Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.
Amazon Prime Video
Price: 25 USD/month for the MLB.tv add-on
Amazon Prime offers MLB.tv as an add-on for 25 USD/month (on top of the regular 139 USD annual membership). There’s a 30-day free trial available.
Price: 70 USD/month
Hulu+Live TV offers most of the national channels broadcasting MLB except for the MLB Network and regional sports networks.
Price: 22 GBP/month and up
Channels: Sky Sports
Living in the UK? Sky Sports is your best bet for catching live streams of the games. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.
If you have a Sky subscription, you can stream content with Sky Go by connecting to a secure server location in the UK and then logging in to your Sky Go account.
Who won the 2022 World Series?
The American League’s Houston Astros defeated the National League’s Philadelphia Phillies, 4 games to 2.
|Game 1: Phillies||6-5 (10)|
|Game 2: Astros||5-2|
|Game 3: Phillies||7-0|
|Game 4: Astros||5-0|
|Game 5: Astros||3-2|
|Game 6: Astros||4-1|
FAQ for streaming baseball
Can I watch MLB.tv internationally?
Absolutely! MLB.tv is available to customers all over the world for the exact same price regardless of country. Plus there’s the added bonus of no blackout games! With ExpressVPN you can always stream baseball games securely and in HD with unlimited bandwidth, just connect to one of our secure, high-speed servers before launching the MLB.tv app.
Can I stream sports on my computer?
Definitely. If you’re accessing the streaming service from a web browser, be sure to also install the ExpressVPN extension for Chrome, Firefox, or Edge. The extension has a few features under the hood that can smooth out common streaming issues.
Can I stream sports on my phone or tablet?
Does ExpressVPN come with an MLB.tv account?
No, you’ll still have to purchase a subscription or create a separate account. But, ExpressVPN ensures you can stream safely and at top speeds, without having to compromise your security or picture quality, and it works seamlessly with all the most popular streaming apps from around the world. Using a VPN for streaming ensures you watch securely in blazing-fast HD with unlimited bandwidth, free from ISP throttling (which can sometimes slow down speeds).
If you want to watch your favorite team from anywhere—even while traveling or on unsecured networks like public Wi-Fi—ExpressVPN is a great way to enhance your sports streaming experience.
How can I stream on my TV with a VPN?
In brief there are five different ways to stream sports on your TV with ExpressVPN:
-With the native app for a smart TV or streaming device
-By streaming on your computer and connecting to the TV with an HDMI cable
-By mirroring or casting wirelessly to your TV or streaming device from your computer or mobile device
-By connecting to an ExpressVPN-enabled router, which allows for unlimited devices and makes it super simple to connect to different server locations simultaneously
-With MediaStreamer, ExpressVPN’s solution for devices that cannot install a VPN, such as Apple TV or gaming consoles. MediaStreamer only needs to be set up once, although it does not provide the full security benefits of a VPN. (Note that by connecting your Apple TV or gaming console to a router, you can get the best of both worlds!)
For more information on all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your big-screen TV, click below, or just contact a 24/7 Support agent for step-by-step instructions.
I connected to the VPN but my internet speed is slow
If your internet speed is slow or your streaming seems to lag, there are a few possible reasons:
-The distance of your selected VPN server location from your physical location
-Your connection type (wired connections are more reliable than wireless connections)
-Suboptimal interconnectivity between the VPN and your ISP
-Slow internet connection speed at your location
-Your device type and processing power
Try each of the following steps to troubleshoot:
-Download the latest version of ExpressVPN
-Connect to a different VPN server location
-Change your VPN protocol
If you try each of the above and are still experiencing issues with your streaming speed, contact the ExpressVPN Support Team 24/7 and someone will be with you in seconds.