How to Watch MLB Games the Week of June 28: Games, Channels, Times, Schedule, and More

It’s week 13 of the 2021 MLB regular season this week has been loaded with nationally televised games. As we move into the weekend matchups, ESPN, ESPN+, MLBN, FS1, FOX, TBS, and YouTube will be home to national games, with a variety of 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 tonight’s MLB matchups live without cable.

MLB Start Times and Channels

Friday, July 2 – Ended

GameTimeChannels
Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates7:05 p.m.ESPN+, Bally Sports Wisconsin, & ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh
New York Mets at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet NY, & YES Network

The Subway Series will be on MLB Network when another chapter is added to the Mets-Yankees rivalry. This will be the first game of their 6-game series for this season. Both teams enter week 13 with 40 wins, however, the Mets are first place in the NL East and the Yankees are fourth in the AL East. Often cited as one of the best interleague rivalries in MLB, fans will be in for a treat when these two clubs battle on the mound for the Kings of New York.

Saturday, July 3 – Ended

GameTimeChannels
San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies4:05 p.m. ETFS1, Bally Sports San Diego, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Boston Red Sox at Oakland Athletics7:15 p.m. ETFOX*
Los Angeles Dodgers at Washington Nationals7:15 p.m. ETFOX*
Houston Astros at Cleveland Indians7:15 p.m. ETFOX*
Baltimore Orioles at Los Angeles Angels10:07 p.m. ETESPN+, MASN, & Bally Sports West

Viewers in select markets will be able to watch the Astros vs. Indians on FOX. The 48-30 Astros are one of the best teams in baseball and have rebounded since their sign-stealing scandal. At 41-33, Cleveland is a tough team and they match up well against the Astros, and they’ll have home-field advantage on Saturday night.

Sunday, July 4 – Ended

GameTimeChannels
San Diego Padres at Philadelphia Phillies1:05 p.m. ETTBS, Bally Sports San Diego, & NBC Sports Philadelphia
Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners4:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Southwest, & Root Northwest
New York Mets at New York Yankees7:08 p.m. ETESPN

ESPN will bring the fireworks on Independence Day with another game in the Subway Series. This will be the third game in this year’s series between the Mets and Yankees. This will be their last contest in the Subway Series until September, so the winner will have a couple of months of bragging rights.

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.

MLB Games Earlier this Week

Monday, June 28 – Ended

GameTimeChannels
Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies5:10 p.m. ETESPN+, ATT SportsNet-Pittsburgh, & ATT SportsNet-Rocky Mountain
Philadelphia Phillies at Cincinnati Reds6:40 p.m. ETMLBN*, ATT SportsNet-Philadelphia, & Bally Sports Ohio
Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees7:10 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports West, & YES Network

Shohei Ohtani and the Angels will look to continue winning without 3-time NL MVP Mike Trout as they travel out east to take on Aaron Judge and the Yankees. The Yankees are currently on a 3-game losing streak and will need a big game from pitcher Gerrit Cole to slow down Ohtani who is tied 2nd with 25 home runs. MLB Network will host the national broadcast when these two clubs meet.

Tuesday, June 29 – Ended

GameTimeChannels
Los Angeles Angels at New York Yankees7:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports West, & YES Network
Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals8:15 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Arizona, & Bally Sports Midwest
San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers10:10 p.m. ETESPN, NBC Sports Bay Area, & Spectrum Sportsnet

Can the Arizona Diamondback turn their season around?  ESPN+ subscribers will be able to witness an upset if the D-Backs can defeat the Cardinals. Arizona has won 3 games in the month of June with a 10-1 upset against the Padres. This will be their 6th game of the season against the Cardinals with the Cardinals leading the series 3-1.

Wednesday, June 30 – Ended

GameTimeChannels
Arizona Diamondbacks at St. Louis Cardinals1:15 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Arizona, & Bally Sports Midwest
Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals4:05 p.m. ETMLBN*, Bally Sports Suns, & MASN2
Miami Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies7:05 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports Sun, & ATT SportsNet-Philadelphia
Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays7:07 p.m. ETYouTube
New York Mets at Atlanta Braves7:20 p.m. ETMLBN*, Sportsnet NY, & Bally Sports South

The week 13 MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube will be an American League showdown between the Blue Jays and Mariners. Both teams are currently in third place in their respective divisions, but the Mariners are 8-games back and will need a win to stay in the race.

Thursday, July 1 – Ended

GameTimeChannels
Minnesota Twins at Chicago White Sox2:10 p.m. ETESPN+, Bally Sports North, & NBC Sports Chicago
San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks9:40 p.m. ETESPN, NBC Sports Bay Area, & Bally Sports Arizona

At 22-57, the Diamondbacks are the worst team in the MLB and they will be hosting their division rivals and the best team in the NL West,  the 50-27 Giants on ESPN. The Giants have been a juggernaut this season and enter the week with the best record in MLB. They have not lost to the D-Backs this season and are currently 6-0 against their divisional foe.