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How to Watch the 2022 MLB AL Wild Card Games Live Without Cable

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The MLB postseason begins Friday, Oct. 7 with 12 teams competing in the playoffs instead of 10. With the AL Wild Card round beginning Friday, one team was added to the wild-card spot in both leagues. In the American League, four teams will be competing in the best-of-three series to see who will play the New York Yankees and Houston Astros in the ALDS. This best-of-three series replaced the old two single-elimination games after the MLB added two wild-card spots to its postseason.

Debuting the postseason in the AL Wild Card matchup is the Cleveland Guardians competing against the Tampa Bay Rays in Cleveland; the victor of this three-game series will take on the Yankees in the ALDS. Later on Friday, the Seattle Mariners face off with the Toronto Blue Jays in Canada; the victor of this three-game series will take on the Astros in the ALDS.

What Channels is the MLB AL Wild Card Games being aired on?

This year the AL Wild Card games will be aired on ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC. Sign up for one of these live tv streaming services to catch all the action as the MLB Playoffs get underway.

Where can you stream the MLB AL Wild Card games?

Steaming ServicePrice per MonthFree Trial 
Sling TV$40+No
Hulu + Live TV$69.99+No
YouTube TV$64.99+Yes (limited time)

Watch the AL Wild Card games live on Sling TV (our preferred service)

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Sling TV
PlanPrice per MonthChannelsFree Trial
Sling Orange$40+32+No
Sling Blue$40+42+No
Sling Orange & Blue$55+50+No

Fans of an AL baseball team can get an outstanding deal with Sling TV to watch this weekend’s Wild Card games. Even if your team didn’t make it to the playoffs this season, you’ll need to sign up before the ALDS if you want to see Aaron Judge break another AL record. But what team will the Yankees be competing against when Judge hits another home run? You’ll have to tune in to the best-of-three Wild Card games this weekend on Sling TV to find out.

Providing 31+ channels and packages beginning at just $40 per month, Sling TV is your cheapest and best bet for watching MLB’s postseason. On top of the lower price, Sling TV gives first-time customers 50% off their first month using the service. This means that Sling Orange or Sling Blue would be only $20 and Sling Orange & Blue would cost just $27.50 for the first month.

Baseball season is sadly coming to a close — so now is the time to take advantage of this deal! Who will compete against the Yankees and the Astros in the ALDS? There’s only one way to find out: Register for Sling TV now before the Division Series begins.

Read the full Sling TV review here for even more info on the streaming service.

Other ways to watch AL Wild Card games

AL Wild Card streaming schedule

Friday, Oct. 7: Cleveland Guardians vs. Tampa Bay Rays @ 12:07 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7: Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays @ 4:07 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Cleveland Guardians vs. Tampa Bay Rays @ 12:07 p.m. 

Saturday, Oct. 8: Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays @ 4:07 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9: Cleveland Guardians vs. Tampa Bay Rays @ 4:07 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 9: Seattle Mariners vs. Toronto Blue Jays @ 2:07 p.m.

All times listed are in ET.

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