MLB.TV made its historic debut 19 years ago, and as part of the anniversary celebration, you can see free baseball on MLB.TV today. All you have to do is log in with an MLB.com account to access all off-market games (blackout and other restrictions apply) for free on the renowned MLB service, which streamed its first game. on August 26, 2002.
September is just around the corner and today’s schedule offers a host of games that could have major ramifications in the playoffs. The American League wild card race appears to be a five-team competition for two places, with all five in action Thursday, including the Yankees and Athletics, who start a crucial four-game series in Oakland. Also available: Blue Jays vs. White Sox, Red Sox vs. Twins, and Mariners vs. Royals:
In the National League, the Padres will host the Dodgers in the third game of the first series between the NL West rivals since June. The Dodgers’ scheduled starter? None other than Max Scherzer, who nearly got sent to the Padres before the trade deadline before Los Angeles swooped in and acquired three-time Cy Young Award winner along with All-Star shortstop Trea Turner from the Nationals in an impressive barter.
San Diego has struggled in the second half and is now in danger of missing the playoffs, although the Friars are still shoulder-to-shoulder with the Reds in the race for the second wild-card spot in the National League. Speaking of the Reds, they will play the leading NL Central Brewers for the last time this season.
Meanwhile, in New York, the Mets are poised to finish their series against the Giants, the MLB’s first team to 80 wins this season. It’s been a tough month for the Mets, who were in first place in the NL East by 4 games at the end of July, but are now in third place with a lot of ground to make up.
So today is MLB Big Inning free, starting at 8:30 pm ET. Typically available exclusively to MLB.TV subscribers, MLB Big Inning brings fans the best action through live views and highlights every night of the week, so you never miss a great moment.
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Fans can still subscribe to MLB.TV for the remainder of the season for $ 52.99, or $ 44.99 to follow a single team, but there’s no need to subscribe to tune in for free today as MLB.TV celebrates 19 years.