Clayton Kershaw is set to take the mound for the Los Angles Dodgers as they take on the Cleveland Guardians on a national broadcast. However, fans looking to watch the ace’s pitch on TV may run into problems as the match will not be shown on any conventional TV channel.
The June 17 game in Los Angeles is the last edition of the Friday night baseball game of the season on AppleTV+. Mookie Betts, Freddie Freeman and other Dodgers stars will host the team formerly known as the Cleveland Indians in a game that will be exclusive to the streaming platform.
The game will air nationally as a major Friday night showcase. However, it won’t be on any conventional TV channel – or TNT, ESPN, FOX or any other regional sports network.
Instead, the Dodgers-Guardians game is expected to be streamed only as it is the last Friday night baseball game of the season on AppleTV+.
How to watch the Dodgers-Guardians game: Here is the direct link you need to watch the game.
The only way to watch Friday night’s game will be via the AppleTV+ app, which you can watch on phones, streaming devices, smart TVs, and computers. Luckily, fans can watch the game for free. All viewers need to do is sign in with an Apple ID (or sign up for an Apple ID) to watch the game. No credit card information is required to watch the game.
AppleTV+ joined the world of sports streaming this season with a major broadcast deal with Major League Baseball that includes a weekly broadcast of Friday Night Baseball exclusively on the app platform. The deal was promoted as a step forward for MLB to try to reach a younger audience. However, this represents another hoop to jump through for existing fans who just want to sit back and watch the game.
Fans can find more information on how to watch MLB games on Apple TV+ here.
How to watch Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cleveland Guardians (Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+)
What time does the game start? Where can I watch it on TV? – Friday night’s game will start at 10:10 p.m. EST. nationwide for viewers in the United States However, the game will not air on conventional television channels. AppleTV+ has exclusive streaming rights, the game will not be streamed on NESN. Instead, the game will be exclusively available through AppleTV+accessed through the AppleTV+ app on smart TVs and streaming devices.
Live streaming options: AppleTV+ – Friday night’s game will be broadcast exclusively via AppleTV+. However, fans can still watch it for free. Viewers can watch the match without a subscription with the AppleTV+ app on smart TVs and streaming devices. Fans will need to sign in with an Apple ID, but won’t have to pay for a subscription.
More coverage via The Associated Press
Cleveland Guardians (32-27, second to AL Central) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (39-23, second to NL West)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
LIKELIHOODS: Goaltenders: Zach Plesac (2-4, 4.70 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 43 strikeouts); Dodgers: Clayton Kershaw (4-1, 2.12 ERA, .79 WHIP, 36 strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK ROW: Dodgers -265, Goalies +218; over/under is 8 points
BOTTOM LINE: The Cleveland Guardians will look to maintain a four-game road winning streak when they face the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Los Angeles is 19-10 in home games and 39-23 overall. Dodgers pitchers have a collective 2.98 ERA, which ranks second in the majors.
Cleveland is 32-27 overall and 16-17 in road games. The Guardians batters are batting .251 collective, the team’s eighth-best batting average in MLB play.
The teams meet Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Freddie Freeman has 21 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 34 RBIs for the Dodgers. Trea Turner is 11 for 39 with three homers in the last 10 games.
Owen Miller has 17 doubles, four home runs and 31 RBIs while hitting .268 for the Guardians. Amed Rosario is 16 for 38 with three doubles, a triple and a home run over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 4-6, .211 batting average, 4.03 ERA, outscored by eight runs
Goaltenders: 8-2, .280 batting average, 3.07 ERA, outscored opponents by 12 points
INJURIES: Dodgers: Walker Buehler: 15 day HE (elbow), Kevin Pillar: 60 day HE (shoulder), Edwin Rios: 10 day HE (hamstring), Tommy Kahnle: 60 day HE (forearm) ), Blake Treinen: 60 days IL (shoulder), Victor Gonzalez: 60 days IL (elbow), Andrew Heaney: 10 days IL (shoulder), Danny Duffy: 60 days IL (hand), Jimmy Nelson: 60 days IL (elbow ), Dustin May: 60-day IL (elbow)
Goalkeepers: Franmil Reyes: IL 10 days (hamstring), Aaron Civale: IL 15 days (left glute), James Karinchak: IL 60 days (shoulder), Carlos Vargas: IL 60 days (undisclosed), Cody Morris: 60 IL days (shoulder)