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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Live Stream: How To Watch MLB Online


We’ve got an NL Central rivalry game on tap for tonight, as the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to St. Louis to take on the Cardinals. Last year, the Cardinals just barely got the better of the Pirates, going 10-9 against them during 19 regular season meetings.

Taking the ball for Pittsburgh will be Ivan Nova. The 30-year-old righty was traded from the New York Yankees to the Pirates last August, and it seems to have been a fantastic move for Pittsburgh. In his 11 starts with the Pirates last year, Nova went 5-2 with a 3.06 ERA and 1.10 WHIP while striking out 52 batters over 64.2 innings. Through his first two starts of 2017, Nova has gone 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 1.17 WHIP, and he’s struck out five batters over 12.0 innings.

On the bump for the Cardinals will be Lance Lynn. The 29-year-old righty didn’t pitch at all in 2016, but before having to undergo Tommy John surgery, Lynn had some really solid seasons for St. Louis. From 2012 to 2015, Lynn never had an ERA higher than 3.97, and he never pitched less than 175.1 innings in a season. The 2012 All-Star has had a slow start coming out of the gate in 2017, going 0-1 in his first two starts with a 5.23 ERA and 1.45 WHIP while striking out eight batters over 10.1 innings.

Now that we’ve examined the pitching matchup, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch Pittsburgh and St. Louis kick off their three-game series.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Viewing Details

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Time: 7:00 P.M. EST
Location: Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri
TV Channel: ESPN (Check local listings.)

How To Live Stream Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals Online

Your best bet for watching Pittsburgh battle St. Louis via a live stream is WatchESPN. You will need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.

If you don’t have access to a cable or satellite log-in, you can watch the game through Sling TV. Sling TV is a service that allows subscribers to watch live and on-demand TV channels on TVs, computers, or mobile devices for a monthly fee. It’s just like a cable or satellite TV service, except it’s delivered over the internet. The service’s Orange package includes ESPN and costs $20 a month, but you can sign up for a free seven-day trial. If you cancel your subscription within the week, you will not be charged. Once signed up, simply download the app for your computer to start watching.

You can also live stream ESPN online through DIRECTV NOW. DIRECTV offers a free seven-day trial, so you will receive a full week free before your paid membership begins. If you cancel your subscription within the seven day period, you will not be charged. DIRECTV NOW is available on Desktop, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.

Watch Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile

If you can’t watch tonight’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can download the app for free in the App StoreGoogle PlayAmazon Store, or Windows Store.

You can also watch the game on the Sling app. Sign up for a free Sling trial and download their app from the App Store or Google Play. There is also a Sling app for Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV.

DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app on App Store and Google Play where you can watch ESPN for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.

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