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Orioles vs Red Sox live stream: How to watch the 2020 MLB season begin

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Orioles vs Red Sox start time

Orioles vs Red Sox starts in less than an hour, at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT / 12:30 a.m. BST today (July 24). Pre-game coverage will likely start at the top of the hour on TV.

Regular folks will have trouble finding an Orioles vs Red Sox live stream, but you've got our guide that cracks the puzzle that is north eastern sports networks and other ways to watch Bawston and Bawl'more's Opening day. You want to see Baltimore's effort to get out of the ditch, or J.D. Martinez chew through their rotation, right? We've got your back.

Yes, this game might be easy to call, but Orioles fans' lowered expectations — must be terrible to have your team called the worst in baseball, and your season dubbed a rebuilding year up front — will at least help manage any poor play. How bad is it? 538 marks the O's as having a < 1% chance of making the playoffs. Even Matthew McConaughey doesn't think that's a good chance.

Meanwhile, across the field, you have the Boston Red Sox, the home team for this empty-stadium affair, which just announced its opening day roster, which includes edge-cases Jonathan Araúz and Tzu-Wei Lin, with Yairo Muñoz sitting out right now as the team decided to only rock with 2 catchers. 

This game should be a heavy-hitting affair, as starters Nathan Eovaldi (BOS) and Tommy Milone (BAL) have ERA's around 5 or 6 right now. Plus, Boston is down Alex Cora, due to the cheating scandals and ace pitcher Chris Sale (Tommy John Surgery).

Here's everything you need to watch the Orioles vs Red Sox live stream:

How to avoid Orioles vs Red Sox blackouts with a VPN

It's hard to watch the Orioles vs Red Sox games, but you can make it slightly easier on yourself. If you're travelling (somehow) and stuck with regional blackouts, or simple channel unavailability problems, you don't have to give up. 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. 

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Orioles vs Red Sox live streams in the US

Nearly all kinds of fans are gonna hate this. You're gonna have a hard time if you want to watch Orioles vs Red Sox, with spare exceptions. The game is restricted to the NESN  networks on cable (which In the U.S. are not nation-wide. That being said, you can catch the season opener on FuboTV and YouTube TV.

The game is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. ET local time.

You could also stream Orioles vs Red Sox through MLB.TV ($25 per month/$60 per year), but if you want more than just baseball, it's not a complete solution. T-Mobile customers get free MLB.TV, along with a free subscription to the sports site The Athletic.

ESPN is on one of the best streaming services, Sling TV, one of the most affordable ways to cut the cord.

Fubo.TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front, and in addition to all four of the aforementioned channels — HLN, TBS, TNT and truTV — it's also got on demand movies, so you're not just watching sports (or the lack thereof at the moment).View Deal

Orioles vs Red Sox live streams in the UK

Want to watch Orioles vs Red Sox in the United Kingdom? Well, even though BT Sport has all the rights for MLB action in the UK (through 2021), they won't have the game! Yes, this game is trouble no matter where you want to watch it. 

Therefore, your best bet is to get MLB.TV, which is also available in the UK. It's approximately £50 a month, with zero blackout rules.

Orioles vs Red Sox live streams in Canada

Again, we've got bad news: it looks like you can't watch Orioles vs Red Sox on Canadian TV. 

Instead, you'll want to get yourself an MLB.TV subscription. It's great for avoiding blackouts, unless you're following the Blue Jays.