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MLB 2023: How to watch Friday Night Baseball this week

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 2: General view of Truist Park between the Atlanta Braves and the Miami Marlins at Truist Park on July 2, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Matthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves/Getty Images)
Tune into Apple TV+'s weekly doubleheader from the comfort of your couch, totally free from regional broadcast restrictions. (Photo by Matthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves/Getty Images) (Matthew Grimes Jr./Atlanta Braves via Getty Images)

Baseball may still be considered America's pastime, but these days, watching the country's iconic sport is like a brand new ballgame. With coverage airing across cable, streaming and regional sports networks (with local restrictions and blackouts added into the mix), tuning into our national sport can be totally hit or miss unless you purchase that pricey sports cable package (and even then, you might get hit with blackouts). Enter: Friday Night Baseball doubleheaders on Apple TV+ — an easy and reliable way to get your fill of baseball every week. Every Friday, Apple TV+ subscribers can stream two baseball games without having to worry about regional restrictions.

This week on Friday Night Baseball, the Tampa Bay Rays play the Detroit Tigers, and the Houston Astros face the New York Yankees. Here's what you need to know about watching Friday Night Baseball this week.

How to watch Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+

Last year, Apple and MLB announced their new partnership and plan to bring weekly doubleheaders to baseball fans — totally free. This time around, Friday Night Baseball is an Apple TV+ exclusive event, meaning you'll need to subscribe to the platform to enjoy Friday's games.

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Friday Night Baseball features two games every week, now exclusively on Apple TV+. Subscribers to the Apple streaming platform can watch marquee baseball games every Friday, free from local broadcast restrictions, plus access to a 24/7 livestream with MLB game replays, news and analysis, highlights and classic games, and MLB Big Inning, a live show with highlights and look-ins airing every weeknight during the 2023 regular season. Apart from baseball, Apple TV+ offers tons of original shows including Ted Lasso, The Crowded Room, Hijack and Silo, plus movies like Ghosted, CODA, Tetris and more. An Apple TV+ subscription costs $7 per month. The platform offers a one week free trial period for new users, and three months of Apple TV+ free with the purchase of an eligible Apple device.

$7 at Apple TV+

MLB 2023: How to watch the Rays vs. Tigers game

Tampa Bay Rays' Shane McClanahan pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Date: August 4, 2023

Time: 6:40 p.m. ET

Game: Rays vs. Tigers

MLB 2023: How to watch the Astros vs. Yankees game

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, celebrates with Harrison Bader after the team's 4-3 win in a baseball game against the Houston Astros on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Date: August 4, 2023

Time: 7:05 p.m. ET

Game: Astros vs. Yankees

Looking for more ways to watch baseball this season without cable or a sports package? We've got you covered with a guide on all the ways to stream MLB in 2023.