Guardians vs Yankees live stream: How to watch Game 5 online right now

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This time, we're serious: the Guardians vs Yankees live stream is here to decide the last remaining slot in the Championship Series round of the MLB Playoffs live streams

Can New York bring a lead to its bullpen, and have its relief pitches record the last of the 27 outs (barring extra innings)? And will Arron Judge chip in for the tally?

Guardians vs Yankees live stream time, channel and more

Start time: Game 5 begins at 4:07 p.m. ET / 1:07 p.m. PT / 9:07 p.m. BST / 7:07 a.m. AEDT
Date: Today (Tuesday, Oct. 18)
U.S. channel: TBS (on Sling TV (opens in new tab))
U.K. channel: BT Sport 2
Watch anywhere on Earth: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

Well, that's how Sunday night, in a game where New York jumped out with a lead and didn't give it up. Most of that lead was acquired by a 2-run HR from Harrison Bader, who went 429 feet into left-center field. 

Cleveland's Josh Naylor, though, got to perform his home run celebration, and declare that Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is his son. Or at least that's what his pantomime said.

And while Cole did his part (7 IP, 8 SO) over 110 pitches, the beleaguered Yankees relief pitching managed to get things done too. Clay Holmes threw two strikeouts and a walk, and Wandy Peralta got one strikeout.

As for Game 5's pitchers? Well, thanks to the rain-delay, Nestor Cortes Jr. gets to start on three-days rest. And Cleveland confirmed it's sticking with Aaron Civale, who is making his post-season debut. 

Here's everything you need to watch the Guardians vs Yankees live stream:

Guardians vs Yankees live streams around the world

How to watch Guardians vs Yankees live streams from anywhere on Earth

If you're away from easy access to TBS, you're not out of luck when it comes to following your team through the playoffs. Live streams are still possible in your current neck of the woods, though — because with a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. 

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How to watch Guardians vs Yankees live streams in the US

Finding Guardians vs Yankees live streams online is easy, as it's on TBS, and not locked in some regional sports networks. Our top pick for how to watch Guardians vs Yankees Game 5 is with Sling TV's Blue and Orange pack. Orange gets you ESPN, while Blue gets you and Fox (provided you have a local affiliate), FS1 and TBS. This is part of why Sling is the best cable TV alternative.

The $70 per month YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Stream all have the above channels as well, but Sling Orange + Blue is only $50. That affordability ensured its spot on our best streaming service list.

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

One of the best options for watching nationally-broadcast MLB action is the Sling TV (opens in new tab) Blue + Orange package, which costs $50 as getting only one half ($35 per month) will have you losing out on some of the major networks: ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports and TBS. For another $10 per month, you can get the MLB Network tacked on, along with ESPNEWS, NBA TV, the NHL Network, and more. Local FOX and NBC affiliates are included.

How to watch Guardians vs Yankees live streams in the UK

BT Sport is the place to watch Guardians vs Yankees live streams online in the United Kingdom. If it keeps the same start times as Game 5, it will be on BT Sport 2, at 9 p.m. BST. Don't have BT on your current package? You can get it directly with the £25 Monthly Pass (opens in new tab)

And if BT Sport’s monthly prices are still too high for you, remember that MLB.TV is also available in the U.K. It's approximately £50 a month, with zero blackout rules.

How to watch Guardians vs Yankees live streams in Canada

Looking to watch Guardians vs Yankees live streams in the great white north? The game was on Sportsnet, specifically on SN1, so we expect it to stay there, at 4:07 p.m. ET.

Can you watch Guardians vs Yankees live streams in Australia?

As was the case with the regular season, Guardians vs Yankees live streams will hopefully be on both Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) and Foxtel (opens in new tab). The services in the past have had select MLB games from ESPN. 

The game airs at 7:07 a.m. AEDT on Wednesday (Oct. 19).

Kayo offers a 14-day free trial for both its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to confirm they're actually showing the games. The Basic package costs $25 per month (opens in new tab) thereafter. The $35 per month Premium Kayo plan gives you all the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three simultaneous streams. The Basic plan gives you two streams at the same time. 

Yankees vs Guardians live streams schedule

We've got the full schedule for the entire series. 

All times below in Eastern Time

ALDS: Yankees (2) vs Guardians (2)

  • Game 1: CLE 1, NYY 4
  • Game 2: CLE 4, NYY 2
  • Game 3: CLE 6, NYY 5
  • Game 4: NYY 4, CLE 2
  • Game 5: Oct 18 (4:07 p.m.) @ New York on TBS

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Henry T. Casey
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