KC Royals’ final with Astros to stream live on YouTube


Wednesday’s series final between the Kansas City Royals and the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park in Texas will not be broadcast locally on Bally Sports Kansas City.

The game, which is scheduled for a first pitch at 1:10 p.m. Central Time, will serve as the MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube. The game will be streamed online for free.

Scheduled pitching match features Royals left-hander Mike Minor (8-11, 5.34) against Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. (10-4, 3.21).

Go to YouTube.com/MLB or search for “MLB” in the YouTube app on all smart devices to find the broadcast.

MLB Network’s Stephen Nelson and Sean Casey will host MLB Game of the Week live on YouTube Pregame Show, starting at 12:30 p.m.

MLB Network’s Scott Braun will call play-by-play for the broadcast, while former Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie will serve as analyst with Geoff Blum. Brett Dolan will be the reporter in the field.

Viewers will be able to listen to each team’s radio announcers by selecting Home or Away in the audio track settings.

The KCSP 610 show will feature the Royals Radio Network tandem of Steve Physioc and Steve Stewart.

Interactive elements of the broadcast will include:

  • YouTube game player: Viewers watching on mobile devices and computers can vote for the game’s best player, who will receive a trophy on the post-match show.
  • Live Chat: In-game commentary from over 40 sports-focused YouTube creators
  • In-game polls: In-game polls are designed to keep fans engaged and connected with the broadcast booth throughout the game.
  • YouTube TV Replay: Viewers who watch YouTube TV with a subscription can review major games and view real-time game stats

Kansas City Star Stories

Lynn Worthy covers the Kansas City Royals and Major League Baseball for The Star. Originally from the North East, he has covered high school, college and professional sports for The Lowell Sun, Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin, Allentown Morning Call and The Salt Lake Tribune. He has won awards for sports reports and sports columns.


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