Week 22 of the 2021 MLB regular season starts today with a loaded lineup of nationally televised games. ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, TBS, YouTube, and FS1 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.
MLB Start Times and Channels
Monday, August 16
|Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees||7:05 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports West, & YES Network|
|Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays||7:10 p.m. ET||ESPN+, MASN, & Bally Sports Sun|
|Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox||8:10 p.m. ET||ESPN, NBC Sports California, & NBC Sports Chicago|
Tonight’s ESPN showdown is a primetime matchup between two 68-50 clubs in the American League when the Chicago White Sox hosts the Oakland Athletics. Tonight’s game will be the first game of their season series and may have big consequences when it comes to their future playoff standings.
Tuesday, August 17
|Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees||1:05 p.m. ET||MLBN*, NESN, & YES Network|
|Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals||7:05 p.m. ET||YouTube|
|Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees||7:05 p.m. ET||MLBN*, NESN, & YES Network|
|Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays||7:10 p.m. ET||MLBN, MASN, & NESN|
|Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers||10:10 p.m. ET||ESPN+, ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh, & Spectrum Sportsnet|
Cord cutters everywhere will be able to stream this week’s MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube between the Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays. The third game of their season series will be a rubber match as they’re tied 1-1.
Wednesday, August 18
|Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds||12:35 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Ohio|
|Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins||1:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports North|
|New York Mets at San Francisco Giants||3:45 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Sportsnet NY, & NBC Sports Bay Area|
|Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals||4:05 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Sportsnet, & MASN|
|Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees||7:05 p.m. ET||ESPN, NESN, & YES Network|
|Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals||7:45 p.m. ET||ESPN+, Bally Sports Wisconsin, & Bally Sports Midwest|
ESPN+ subscribers will be treated to an NL Central showdown as the Brewers travel to take on the Cardinals. This will be their 8th faceoff of the season, and a rematch from Tuesday, the 2 clubs entered this week at a 3-3 series tie. The Cardinals need a win if they want to stay in the playoff race.
Thursday, August 19
|Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals||2:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, ATT SportsNet-Southwest, & Bally Sports Kansas City|
|Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees||7:05 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports North, & YES Network|
|Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds||7:10 p.m. ET||ESPN+, MLBN*, Bally Sports Florida, & Bally Sports Ohio|
|New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers||10:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Sportsnet NY, & Spectrum Sportsnet|
The night game on MLB Network will arguably be the best game of the day. The National League will be on full display when the Dodgers hosts the Mets. The Mets have been struggling recently but they play in a weaker division, which means they’re not out of the playoffs yet. The Dodgers entered the week at 72-46 and look to continue their dominance as the second-best NL team.
Friday, August 20
|Kansas City Royals at Chicago Cubs||2:20 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports Midwest, & Marquee Sports Network|
|Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays||7:07 p.m. ET||ESPN+, Bally Sports Detroit, & Sportsnet|
|Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays||7:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports Sun|
|Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians||7:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports West, & Bally Sports Great Lakes|
|New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers||10:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, WPIX, & Spectrum Sportsnet|
|Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres||10:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, NBC Sports Philadelphia, & Bally Sports San Diego|
The AL Central and AL East collide on ESPN+ when the Blue Jays host the Tigers. This will be the first game of their 7-game season series. The Tigers need to win and sweep the series if they want to keep their hopes alive when it comes to playing for the World Series later this year.
Saturday, August 21
|Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees||1:05 p.m. ET||FS1, & Bally Sports North|
|New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers||4:05 p.m. ET||FS1, WPIX, & Spectrum Sportsnet|
|Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox||7:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & NESN|
|Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals||7:10 p.m. ET||MLBN*, ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh, & Bally Sports Midwest|
FS1 will be home to a Saturday afternoon American League matchup between the Yankees and Twins. The Yankees are trying to stay competitive in a tough AL East but the Twins will be looking to play spoiler. Entering the week, the Yanks hold a 2-1 lead in their season series.
Sunday, August 22
|Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays||1:10 p.m. ET||TBS, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports Sun|
|New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers||4:10 p.m. ET||ESPN+, Sportsnet NY, & Spectrum Sportsnet|
|Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians||7:00 p.m. ET||ESPN|
Shohei Ohtani and the LA Angels close out the week under the bright lights of Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN. Ohtani continues to have a dominant season as he leads the MLB with 39 home runs entering the week. This will be the last game of their season series with Cleveland leading the series 2-1 at the top of the week.
Where to Watch MLB Games This Week
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.
|Channel||AT&T TV (*Starts at $69.99/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.)|
|MLBN||Yes||An additional $8/mo with fubo Extra add-on||No||An additional $11/mo with Sports Extra Add-on||Yes|
|NBC Sports Regional Networks||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Bally Sports Regional Networks||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|AT&T SportsNet Regional Networks||Yes||Yes||No||No||No|
|Root Sports Northwest||Yes||No||No||No||No|
|Sportsnet New York||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Yes|
|Marquee Sports Network||Yes||No||No||No||No|
*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may not have access to all games as coverage varies based on location.