NL Central is still complete. Chicago Cubs and St. The Louis Cardinals are fighting for the division crown, with the Milwaukee Brewers still hanging on in the race, despite losing the reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich for the season. The NL Central pennant race could very well come on the last day of the regular season. The Cubs and Cards have seven games remaining against each other and start with a series of four games in Chicago followed by three games next weekend in St. Louis.
Cubs and Cards fans who also happen to be cable TV cables have several ways to watch the two teams fight along the stretch.
Stream the Cubs or Cards locally
Cubs games appear on NBC Sports Chicago, WGN-TV and ABC 7 on the Chicago market. Card games appear on Fox Sports Midwest (FSMW) on St. Louis market. Two of the seven games remaining between the two clubs will be broadcast nationally on Fox.
Here is the schedule for the two remaining series between Cubs and Cards:
- Friday, September 20: Cards at Cubs, 13.20 CT on ABC7 / FSMW
- Saturday, September 21: Cards at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. CT at WGN / FSMW
- Sunday, September 22: Cards at Cubs, 1:20 p.m. CT at NBC Sports Chicago / FSMW
- Friday, September 27: Cubs at Cards, 7:15 p.m. CT at WGN / FSMW
- Saturday, September 28: Cubs at Cards, 6:15 p.m. CT on Fox
- Sunday, September 29: Cubs at Cards, 2:15 p.m. CT on ABC7 / FSMW
All major live TV streaming services, starting with Sling TV for only $ 25 a month, offer NBC Sports Chicago, but only some offer ABC 7 and none offer WGN-TV. All major streaming services offer Fox Sports Midwest.
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NBC Sports Chicago and Fox Sports Midwest are included in Sling TV's $ 25 Month Blue Package, but no Sling Package offers ABC 7. (The plan is currently discounted to $ 15 per month for the first month. ) You can check to see if you live in the right market for your local baseball broadcasts here.
For national broadcasts in baseball, Sling includes TV's Orange Plan ESPN and ESPN2 and Blue Plan includes Fox and FS1. Both plans offer TBS. The MLB network is available as part of the Sports Extra supplement, which costs $ 5 per month for Sling Orange customers or $ 10 per month for Sling Blue customers.
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 45 per month and includes NBC Sports Chicago and ABC 7 for the Chicago market and Fox Sport Midwest in St. Louis. Click on the "Show all channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see what local channels are offered in your zip code. For national broadcasts, Hulu offers with Live TV ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1 and TBS but not MLB Network.
YouTube TV costs $ 50 per month and includes NBC Sports Chicago and ABC 7 for local Cubs fans and Fox Sports Midwest for local Card fans. It also includes the channels that carry national baseball broadcasts: ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and TBS. Connect your zip code on its welcome page to see if NBC Sports Chicago, ABC 7 and Fox Sports Midwest are available in your area.
AT&T TV Now $ 50 a month Plus package has included NBC Sports Chicago, ABC 7 and Fox Sport Midwest. It also includes ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1 and TBS for national broadcasting, but not the MLB network. You can use its channel search tool to see which local channels are available where you live.
PlayStation View's $ 55-month core plan includes NBC Sports Chicago, ABC 7 and Fox Sports Midwest. The core plan also includes ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and TBS for national broadcasts. You can see if NBC Sports Chicago, ABC 7 and Fox Sports Midwest are available in your area here.
FuboTV costs $ 55 per month and includes NBC Sports Chicago for the local Chicago market, but it does not have ABC 7. It also offers Fox, FS1 and TBS for national broadcasts, but not ESPN, ESPN2 or MLB Network.
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If you are a Cubs fan who lives outside of the Chicago area or a card fan who no longer lives in St. Loius, you can't see Cubbies on one of the local Chicago channels or the cards on Fox Sports Midwest. However, you can stream their games live with an MLB.TV subscription.
You have two options:
- Pay $ 27 for the rest of the season to watch every out-of-market game live or on-demand, and the in-market team (home team) with a 90-minute delay from the end of the game.
- Pay $ 16 for the rest of the season to see a single team outside the market. In this case, your Chicago Cubs or your St. Louis Cardinals and no one else.
Both MLB.TV plans also contain streams of home and away radio broadcasts. The radio broadcasts are not covered by the blackout rule, so you can listen to the home team's games live.
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