Watch 2021 MLB games with no blackouts with a VPN

Updated: June 24, 2021
Watch 2021 MLB games with no blackouts with a VPN

Stream MLB games on MLB.tv 

Price: 106 USD/year or 90 USD for one team

The easiest way to watch every MLB game is with an MLB.TV subscription. MLB.TV is available globally, so as long as you connect to a VPN server location where games are not being broadcast, you can avoid MLB blackouts. The service comes with a seven-day free trial if you select the all-teams pass.

To stream MLB live on MLB.TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where games are not being aired.
  3. Head to MLB.TV and sign up for the free trial.
  4. Batter up!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

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Bypass MLB.TV blackouts to stream all baseball games

While MLB.TV is great, you still have to worry about blackouts.That’s because regional markets have sole broadcasting rights, so some games may not be available online in your area until 48 hours after a game is televised.

The secret to avoiding MLB blackouts? Connect to a VPN server location where games are not being aired. If you’re in Boston, for example, and Red Sox games are being broadcast on TV, they might not be available for live streaming. Connect to a VPN server location in another city or country.

Watch MLB games on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network

YouTube and MLB are expanding their partnership and will bring live streams to YouTube TV. YouTube TV offers all of the channels that cover MLB games, with subscriptions at 65 USD/month. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the five-day free trial.

To watch MLB games on YouTube TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit YouTube TV and sign up. You may need to submit a U.S. postal code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.)
  4. Stream the games live!

Learn more about watching YouTube TV with ExpressVPN.

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Stream MLB games live on Hulu + Live TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, and FS1

Hulu offers all of the channels carrying MLB games but not the MLB Network. A seven-day free trial is available.

To watch MLB games on Hulu + Live TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit Hulu and subscribe.
  4. Stream the games live!

Learn more about watching Hulu with ExpressVPN.

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Stream MLB games live on Sling TV

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network

Sling TV includes all channels that carry MLB games, such as MLB Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, and FS1. To get all of these channels, you’ll need to get Sling Orange as well as Sling Blue. Use the “Sports Extra” add-on for Sling TV in order to watch MLB Network for an extra 10 USD/month.

A three-day free trial is available. You will need a U.S. card or PayPal in order to subscribe.

To watch MLB on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as San Francisco. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Head to Sling TV and use the free trial for Sling Orange & Blue.
  4. Tune in to the games!

Note: In order to get Sling TV’s free trial you must use the Sling TV app as opposed to signing up on the website

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

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Watch MLB games with the At Bat app

New subscribers to MLB.TV also receive a free subscription to MLB’s At Bat streaming app, available on both Android and iOS devices. You can also subscribe to the app without MLB.TV for 3 USD/month.

The app lets you access the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day plus in-game highlights. To access the app:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Download the MLB At Bat app on your Android or iOS device.
  4. Stream the games live!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream MLB games on Amazon Prime Video

Price: 25 USD/month

You can also watch live MLB games on Prime Video this year. There’s a 30-day free trial available.

To watch MLB games on Amazon Prime:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Amazon Prime Video and use the free trial.
  4. You’re all set!

Learn more about watching Amazon Prime Video with ExpressVPN.

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Watch MLB games live on Sky Sports

Price: 22 GBP/month and up

Channels: Sky Sports Today

Living in the UK? Sky Sports is your best bet for catching live streams of the games. However, specialized equipment is required. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.

To watch MLB games on Sky Sports:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to Sky Go and log in.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Learn more about watching Sky with ExpressVPN.

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Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres (June 21-23)

Even though the San Francisco Giants are ahead of these two in the standings, the Dodgers and Padres remain the most talented teams in the sport, and no series between them has disappointed yet. Not only are these two lineups packed with stars, this three-game set showcases some of the best pitching the league has to offer with Yu Darvish, Julio Urías, Clayton Kershaw, Blake Snell, Trevor Bauer, and Joe Musgrove taking the hill.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox (June 22-24)

Not only is this a battle between the top teams in the AL East, there is an extremely intriguing subplot in the form of Wander Franco’s first series in the major leagues. Franco has been the consensus top prospect in baseball for years, and the 20-year-old has all the tools to be a star shortstop who could be a franchise-altering talent for the Rays. It will be interesting to see if he hits the ground running and what kind of impact he has.

Oakland Athletics vs. San Francisco Giants (June 25-27)

This Bay Area matchup features two teams that are significantly exceeding expectations this season, and look to make surprise playoff berths. The Athletics are getting outstanding production of out a rotation of relatively unheralded pitchers like Sean Manaea, Cole Irvin, Chris Bassitt, Frankie Montas, and James Kaprielian, while the Giants are seeing veterans in their thirties like Buster Posey, Brandon Crawford, and Evan Longoria revitalize their careers.

MLB awards races

AL MVP – Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 1B, Toronto Blue Jays

With Mike Trout hitting the IL for two months with a calf injury, it looks like the game’s best player is out of the running for this award. His teammate Shohei Ohtani deserves serious consideration for his two-way excellence, but he’s at increased injury risk, and Guerrero Jr. is on another level offensively. The 22-year-old has been a dominant force with the bat this year after his first two seasons in the majors failed to meet expectations.

(Preseason Prediction: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels)

NL MVP – Ronald Acuna Jr., OF, Atlanta Braves

Although the Braves are one of the MLB’s greatest disappointments this year, Acuna Jr.’s production is nothing short of outstanding. The 23-year-old is putting up impressive power numbers, ranks among the league leaders in stolen bases, and provides above-average defense in right field. There’s nothing he doesn’t do well, and if the Braves fail to make the playoffs he won’t be to blame.

(Preseason Prediction: Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves)

AL Cy Young – Gerrit Cole, SP, New York Yankees

The Yankees have had a number of issues in the early going, but Cole’s performance isn’t one of them. The intimidating ace is consistently blowing opposing hitters away, pitching deep into games, and keeping the ball in the park. There’s not a lot Cole doesn’t do well, and it’s not a surprise to see him thriving in his second year in the Bronx.

(Preseason Prediction: Shane Bieber, Cleveland Indians)

NL Cy Young – Jacob deGrom, SP, New York Mets

Even though he’s missed some time, deGrom has to be considered the clear favorite for this award. The right-hander is producing at a historic level, and somehow he seems to find more velocity every year, even though he’s in his thirties. deGrom has looked unhittable this season, and he should bring home his third Cy Young award in four years.

(Preseason Prediction: Yu Darvish, San Diego Padres)

AL Rookie of the Year – Adolis Garcia, OF, Texas Rangers

Garcia has come out of nowhere to become the front runner for this award thanks to his excellent power production. The 28-year-old Cuban took a long road to becoming a regular with the Rangers, including stints in Cuba, Japan, and a lengthy tenure with the St. Louis Cardinals’ Triple-A team, but now it looks like he’s here to stay—and ready to make a major impact at the highest level.

(Preseason Prediction: Luis Patiño, SP, Tampa Bay Rays)

NL Rookie of the Year – Trevor Rogers, SP, Miami Marlins

While teammate Jazz Chisholm is also a worthy candidate for this spot, Rogers gets the nod thanks to his consistency. The big lefty is running a minuscule ERA thanks to his ability to both miss bats and suppress home runs. It looks like he has three plus pitches with a high-spin fastball, a nasty slider, and a fading changeup, and the Marlins may have found themselves a top-of-the-rotation stud.

(Preseason Prediction: Sixto Sánchez, SP, Miami Marlins)

AL Manager of the Year – Bob Melvin, Oakland Athletics

Although Melvin tends to fly under the radar among the game’s top managers, he’s been getting the best out of the Athletics since joining the team in 2011. He’s been a worthy Manager of the Year winner three times, and he has the A’s rolling at the top of the AL West, even after an 0-6 start.

(Preseason Prediction: Joe Maddon, Los Angeles Angels)

NL Manager of the Year – Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers

The NL Central looks like it’s going to be a dogfight all year, and whoever comes out on top should get plenty of shine. Counsell also has the benefit of entering the season as a highly-respected skipper who’s finished in the top-seven of Manager of the Year voting in four straight seasons, including second-place finishes in 2018 and 2019.

(Preseason Prediction: Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers)

Who’s going to win the World Series

The Los Angeles Dodgers were the best team in baseball for years before finally breaking through in the postseason in 2020. While they’re an excellent bet to repeat. They’ll have a tough road because of the threat posed by the San Diego Padres—thanks to the additions of Yu Darvish, Blake Snell, and Joe Musgrove at the top of their rotation.

Both New York teams should be World Series contenders this season, and a ‘subway series’ like we had in 2000 isn’t out of the question. The Yankees retain their terrifying lineup, as well as a rotation headed by Gerrit Cole and filled out by interesting bounce-back candidates like Corey Kluber and Jameson Taillon. Even though they were slow out of the gate, they still look like an American League powerhouse. The Mets, meanwhile, made a huge splash in the offseason by trading for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco and signing the rotation duo of Marcus Stroman and Taijuan Walker.

Outside of the heavyweights, some interesting up-and-coming teams include the Chicago White Sox and Tampa Bay Rays—two of the American League’s most successful teams thus far. The San Francisco Giants have also played well enough to warrant mention— even if they seem like overachievers—and the Boston Red Sox are pitching far better than expected and possess a dangerous lineup. Each of these clubs has its own blemishes, but they are all packed with talent and capable of beating projections.

Here are the top 10 contenders according to FanGraphs’ championship probability:

TeamChampionship Probability
Los Angeles Dodgers17.7%
Houston Astros13.4%
New York Mets11.9%
Chicago White Sox9.4%
New York Yankees8.9%
San Diego Padres8.6%
Boston Red Sox7.3%
Oakland Athletics4.2%
Milwaukee Brewers3.9%
Tampa Bay Rays3.4%

Key dates for the 2021 regular season

While some playoff details are still being ironed out, the 162-game regular season, and its milestones are all on the calendar.

EventDate
Opening DayApril 1
Jackie Robinson DayApril 15
Lou Gehrig DayJune 2
MLB DraftJune 11-13
MLB All-Star GameJuly 13
Hall of Fame InductionsJuly 25
Trade DeadlineJuly 31
Last Regular Season GameOctober 3

 

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