After a shortened regular season marked by several COVID outbursts, an extended Wild Card round and the transition to a bubble format similar toand for the back half of its mailing season, the end is in sight for Major League Baseball 2020. Four teams remain and one, the Tampa Bay Rays, finds itself a victory away from the World Series.
Tonight, the rays go against the Houston Astros after winning the first three games of the American League Championship Series 2-1, 4-1 and 5-2. Tampa Bay starter Tyler Glasnow matches Zack Greinke for Houston. The team plays game 4 tonight at 20:30 ET (17:30 PT) on TBS.
Before that, however, the Atlanta Braves will try to go up 3-0 in the National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers, who lost last night’s game 8-7 after a ninth inning rally was short. Game 3, which begins with Kyle Wright on the hill for the Braves and Julio Urias for the Dodgers, is scheduled for tonight at 18.00 ET (15.00 PT) on FS1.
Read on to find out how you can watch both games, as well as the rest of the League Championship Series and World Series, without cable.
What’s the schedule for the rest of the mail season?
- Game 1: On Sunday, October 11, the Rays won 2-1
- Game 2: Monday, October 12, the Rays won 4-1
- Game 3: Tuesday, October 13, the Rays won 5-2
- Game 4: Wednesday, October 14, 20:30 ET (17:40 PT) on TBS
- * Game 5: Thursday 15 October, 17:00 ET (20:00 PT) on TBS
- * Game 6: Friday, October 16, 18:00 ET (21:00 PT) on TBS
- * Game 7: Saturday 17 October 20:30 ET (17:40 PT) on TBS
- Game 1: On Monday, October 12, the Braves won 5-1
- Game 2: On Tuesday, October 13, the Braves won 8-7
- Game 3: Wednesday, October 14, 18:00 ET (15:00 PT) on FS1
- Game 4: Thursday, October 15, 20 ET (17:00 PT) on Fox or FS1
- * Game 5: Friday 16 October, 21:00 ET (18:00 PT) on FS1
- * Game 6: Saturday, October 17, 4:30 p.m. am ET (13:30 PT) on FS1
- * Game 7: Sunday 18 October 8 pm ET (17:00 PT) on Fox or FS1
The World Series 2020 begins on Tuesday, October 20 and airs on Fox.
How can I watch the MLB playoffs without cable?
You do not need cable or satellite TV to watch the MLB mail season. All channels that show playoff games are offered on most major, and all offer Fox for the World Series. Not all services have your local Fox station, but check the links below to make sure it is available in your area.
If you just want to watch the World Series on Fox, you can do so with a digital antenna. We have some cheap suggestions for.
Hulu with Live TV costs $ 55 a month and includes all three channels required to watch the rest of baseball after the season. Click on the “Show channels in your area” link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your zip code. Read our Hulu with Live TV review.
YouTube TV costs $ 65 per month and includes all three post-season channels. Connect your postcode on the welcome page to see which local networks are in your area. Read our YouTube TV review.
FuboTV costs $ 65 per month and includes Fox and FS1 for NLCS and World Series but not TBS for ALCS. Click here to see which local channels you get. Read our FuboTV review.
Other ways to watch baseball after the season online
is good for watching baseball games that are not on the market during the regular season, but it is less useful to tune in to baseball’s post-season because you have to subscribe to a participating pay-TV provider. The list is short and can be found here. If you subscribe to one of the pay-TV providers listed, the MLB.TV Postseason package will cost you $ 25. To make the deal sweeter, the post-season package includes spring training games next year.
Another option if you are a cable subscriber is using the Fox Sports Go app. Unlike MLB.com On Bat, you can watch the World Series for free – yes, for no more than you already pay for cable. The Fox Sports Go app works with iOS devices, Android devices and Amazon Kindle Fire, as well as with Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku and Xbox. You can also access Fox Sports Go from a computer.
You can use the free Watch TBS app or TBS.com to watch ALDS and ALCS but you have to prove you are paying for cable. The TBS app works with the Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku platforms.
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