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How to watch MLB London Series: Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees

New York Yankees won the historic opening game against the Boston Red Sox yesterday. The sides clash again this evening

Major League Baseball makes its European debut as the current MLB champions Boston Red Sox take on their longtime rivals the New York Yankees at London Stadium for two games this weekend. 

Both teams have 36 World Series titles between them making this a battle for the ages.

The Yankees won the opening game 17-13 as Aaron Hicks hit the first home run in Europe. 

Prince Harry and Megan, Duchess of Sussex, were in attendance among the 60,000 spectators. 

The second game between the long-time US East Coast rivals will start at 6:10pm BST on Sunday, 30 June.

Not surprisingly, tickets for both games are currently sold out despite starting at over £100 per ticket.

The games mark a historic moment for the sport because it will be the first match between any two major league teams to be played in Europe.

While other popular American sports, like the NBA and NFL, have a yearly game in London, at no point have we seen two top-tier teams – let alone ones with such a storied rivalry – play a game in the UK.

The UK will follow other international venues that have hosted regular season MLB games, including Australia, Mexico, Japan and Puerto Rico.

London Stadium, also known as the Olympic Stadium, was specially built for the 2012 London Olympics. The venue – home to West Ham United in the English Premier League – will be transformed into a 60,000-seater ballpark to host the weekend’s action.

Watch a timelapse video of the London Stadium from Premier League stadium to MLB ballpark below.


How to watch the MLB in the UK: BT Sport

To watch MLB London Series and the rest of the MLB content live on TV, you’ll need to have BT Sport.

This service comes in different prices ranges depending on whether you have BT TV or Sky TV.

For example, BT Sport costs £10 a month with selected BT TV bundles or if you use the BT Sport app.

If you have Sky TV, then you can get the channel for £29.99 a month, but if you have Sky TV with BT Broadband, this will then cost £16 a month.

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How to live stream MLB London Series 2019 for free in the UK: BBC iPlayer and Sport

BBC has secured exclusive rights to live stream the MLB London Series this year.

Games will be broadcast live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website at 6:10pm on Saturday and 3:10pm on Sunday.

Note that games will not be available to view on live television because the BBC have only signed a streaming deal.

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How to watch MLB London Series 2019 in the US

If you live in the US and have a cable subscription, then you’ll need two channels to watch the MLB London Series game between Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees this weekend.

Game 1 between the Red Sox and Yankees airs on Saturday afternoon at 1:10pm ET on FOX.

Game 2 between the Red Sox and Yankees airs on Sunday morning at 10:10am ET on ESPN.

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How to watch MLB in the US

Different channels broadcast live coverage of the MLB on different days.

TBS – Sunday afternoon.

ESPN – Sunday night, Monday night, Tuesday night and Wednesday night.

MLB network – Wednesday night games.

Fox and Fox Sports 1 – Saturday night games.

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How to live stream MLB anywhere in the world

Ardent MLB fans will already be aware of MLB.TV, the MLB’s own streaming service that lets you watch your favourite team or live stream every game of the MLB season (including the MLB London Series) to your device.

The service lets you choose to watch your game using home or away feeds in HD, and you can stream the content via your PC, via the free MLB apps for Android and iOS. Apart from that, the service also works on gaming consoles, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV.

MLB.TV has a 7-day trial, after which it costs $24.99 per month. You can also choose to follow your selected team and watch all their games for $79.99 a year.

Alternatively, you can choose the $99.99 yearly plan, which works out cheaper.

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How to watch MLB 2019 from anywhere in the world

If you’re travelling outside the UK or US and want to watch MLB London Series between the Red Sox and Yankees this weekend, then your only watch to watch the action on BBC, BT Sport, Fox or ESPN+ is to use a VPN. Your best bet is to purchase one of our best VPN services of 2019.

After doing that, open the service on your PC, mobile device or Chrome browser and select your home country – UK or US. You can now login to your desired streaming service and use it as if you are streaming from your home country. ExpressVPN and Surfshark are two of our top three VPN services.

ExpressVPN is the fastest VPN we’ve ever used, meaning you’re most certainly assured of lag-free streams when watching MLB London Series, regardless of where in the world you’re watching from. It has 24/7 customer support and tons of online tutorials should you need help to set up or get started.

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While Surfshark isn’t as fast as ExpressVPN, it’s a great VPN on a cheaper monthly plan. Depending on your local browsing speed, you should still be able to stream the match from wherever you are without any noticeable lag or quality difference. It also has 24/7 customer support to assist you if needed.

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