We’ve got an absolutely fantastic ball game on tap for tonight, as the New York Yankees (12-7) will take on the Boston Red Sox (11-9) in a battle of aces. It will be Masahiro Tanaka vs. Chris Sale in the latest chapter of the fiercest rivalry in the MLB. Getcha popcorn ready!
Tanaka baffled hitters in his first three seasons in the majors, going 39-16 with a 3.12 ERA over 490 innings. But the 28-year-old righty is off to a slow start this year, as he’s posted a 2-1 record in four outings with a 6.00 ERA and 1.67 WHIP while striking out 19 batters over 21 innings. The 2014 All-Star was sharp in his last start, though, picking up the win after holding the Chicago White Sox to one run on six hits and two walks while striking out six batters over seven innings.
The move from the AL Central to the AL East hasn’t been a problem for Sale in the slightest. The 28-year-old southpaw has been mowing down hitters like crazy through his first four starts, going 1-1 with a microscopic 0.91 ERA and 0.71 WHIP while striking out 42 batters over 29.2 innings. The five-time All-Star might finally get that elusive Cy Young Award in 2017.
Now that we’ve examined the pitching matchup, let’s breakdown all of the different ways you can watch tonight’s AL East clash.
New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Viewing Details
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 7:10 P.M. EST
Location: Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
TV Channel: MLB Network (Check local listings.)
How To Live Stream New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox Online
Your best bet for watching New York battle Boston via a live stream is through the MLB Network. Just plug in your cable or satellite information and you’re good to go.
You can also live stream the MLB Network 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 New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox On Phone, Tablet Or Mobile
If you can’t watch the action on your TV or computer, the MLB Network has you covered with their At Bat app. The good news is that the app is available on a ton of different platforms, including iPhones, Androids, and Kindle Fires. The bad news is that the app will cost you $2.99 a month.
DIRECTV has a DIRECTV NOW app in the App Store and Google Play where you can watch MLB Network for free, using your seven-day trial. You must cancel it before the trial period ends.