How to Watch MLB Games Without Cable the Week of August 16

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

GameTimeChannels
Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees 7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports West, & YES Network
Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETESPN+, MASN, & Bally Sports Sun
Oakland Athletics at Chicago White Sox8:10 p.m. ETESPN, 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

GameTimeChannels
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees1:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, NESN, & YES Network
Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals7:05 p.m. ETYouTube
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, NESN, & YES Network
Baltimore Orioles at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETMLBN, MASN, & NESN
Pittsburgh Pirates at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETESPN+, 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

GameTimeChannels
Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds12:35 p.m. ETMLBN*, Marquee Sports Network, & Bally Sports Ohio
Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins1:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Great Lakes, & Bally Sports North
New York Mets at San Francisco Giants3:45 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet NY, & NBC Sports Bay Area
Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals4:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet, & MASN
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETESPN, NESN, & YES Network
Milwaukee Brewers at St. Louis Cardinals7:45 p.m. ETESPN+, 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

GameTimeChannels
Houston Astros at Kansas City Royals2:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, ATT SportsNet-Southwest, & Bally Sports Kansas City
Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports North, & YES Network
Miami Marlins at Cincinnati Reds7:10 p.m. ETESPN+,  MLBN*, Bally Sports Florida, & Bally Sports Ohio
New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, 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

GameTimeChannels
Kansas City Royals at Chicago Cubs2:20 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Midwest, & Marquee Sports Network
Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays7:07 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Detroit, & Sportsnet
Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports Sun
Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports West, & Bally Sports Great Lakes
New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, WPIX, & Spectrum Sportsnet
Philadelphia Phillies at San Diego Padres10:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, 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

GameTimeChannels
Minnesota Twins at New York Yankees1:05 p.m. ETFS1,  & Bally Sports North
New York Mets  at Los Angeles Dodgers4:05 p.m. ETFS1, WPIX, & Spectrum Sportsnet
Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Southwest, & NESN
Pittsburgh Pirates at St. Louis Cardinals7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, 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

GameTimeChannels
Chicago White Sox at Tampa Bay Rays1:10 p.m. ETTBS, NBC Sports Chicago, & Bally Sports Sun
New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers4:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Sportsnet NY, & Spectrum Sportsnet
Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Indians7:00 p.m. ETESPN

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.

ChannelAT&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.)
ESPNYesYesYesYesYes
MLBNYesAn additional $8/mo with fubo Extra add-onNoAn additional $11/mo with Sports Extra Add-onYes
FS1YesYesYesYesYes
FOXYesYesYesYesYes
TBSYesNoYesYesYes
NBC Sports Regional NetworksYesYesYesNoYes
Bally Sports Regional NetworksYesNoNoNoNo
AT&T SportsNet Regional NetworksYesYesNoNoNo
Root Sports NorthwestYesNoNoNoNo
Sportsnet New YorkYesYesYesNoYes
Spectrum SportsNetYesNoNoNoNo
Marquee Sports NetworkYesNoNoNoNo
MASNYesNoNoNoNo
NESNYesYesNoNoNo
YES NetworkYesNoNoNoNo

*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may not have access to all games as coverage varies based on location.