MLB.TV gets into the freebie spirit and streams this weekend’s baseball games for free, just in time for baseball-loving moms.
Today, MLB announced that from Friday to Sunday, you can stream all out-of-market games on MLB.TV for free in honor of Mother’s Day. The offer isn’t technically a free trial, just a free weekend, so all you need is an MLB.com account, no credit card required.
Keep in mind that this free weekend does not include domestic games which will be broadcast over the next few days on Apple TV+, Peacock and ESPN.
Here are some of the games you can watch this weekend, courtesy of MLB:
- Met at the Phillies: The Mets took an early lead in Eastern Newfoundland, but the Phillies have the bats to turn that into a slugfest, and there’s always a chance things will heat up when these two rivals meet.
- Brewers in Braves: These clubs met in the playoffs last year, with Atlanta knocking out Milwaukee in the NLDS en route to a World Series title. Ronald Acuña Jr. is back from a torn ACL, and Saturday’s likely throwing match – defending NL Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes vs. Max Fried – is sublime.
- Rangers at Yankees: When the scorching Yanks take on a homerun-prone Rangers pitching staff, there are bound to be fireworks. Can Corey Seager help Texas keep pace?
- Blue Jays at Guardians: Come for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and José Ramírez, stay for Friday’s electric throwing match between Kevin Gausman and Shane Bieber.
- Nationals at Angels: Mike Trout. Shohei Ohtani. Juan Soto. Enough said.
- Cardinals at Giants: Check out Jordan Hicks’ 100+ MPH warmer on Friday and come back on Sunday to see the Cards try to hit Carlos Rodón, who has a 1.55 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 29 innings this season.
Give credit to MLB, they do their best to spread their digital product as much as possible. As linear sports channels continue to suffer from cord cuts and subscribers turn to digital services, MLB is doing its part to reach those viewers in every way possible.
MLB offered the service’s spring training games free after the lockdown and offered another year of MLB.TV to T-Mobile customers. MLB is also streaming more games than ever, thanks to recent deals with Apple TV+ and YouTube.
It’s clear that MLB is no longer content to be the “old people’s game” and is doing its part to entice younger viewers to watch its product, even if that means offering some games for free.