Yankees vs Indians live stream: How to watch Game 1 of the MLB Wild Card Series

Yankees vs Indians live stream of game 1 of AL wild card series
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Yankees vs Indians start time, channel

Yankees vs Indians game 1 is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT today (Tuesday, Sept. 29).
The game is on ESPN. Full series schedule below.

It's time for the Yankees vs Indians live stream, which sees a battle of aces taking the mound. And game 1 of the AL Wild Card Series, the first MLB Playoffs live stream, is a seriously unusual one: the pandemic has forced all of this best-of-3 series to be played in Cleveland. 

That's right: The Yankees will be the "home team" at Progressive Field for game 2. Reminds us of how all the NBA teams played in the Florida "bubble." Cy Young voters will likely have their notepads out, as Cleveland pitcher Shane Bieber has had a monster season with an MLB-leading 1.63 ERA among starters. He also leads the league with 122 strikeouts. The Yankees have their own ace, Gerrit Cole, throwing in game 1.

It's been an up-and-down season for the Yankees, who started by winning 16 of 22 games, but then lost 15 of the following 20 during the season's MLB live streams.

They've won just two games out of the last eight. But New York is favored in this wild card series thanks to their offensive firepower. Aaron Judge, DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton, Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit are part of a formidable batting lineup.

Here is everything you need to watch the Yankees vs Indians live stream of game 1.

How to avoid Yankees vs Indians blackouts with a VPN

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Yankees vs Indians live streams in the US

In the U.S. Yankees vs Indians game 1 starts tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 29) at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN. The rest of the MLB playoffs are also airing on ABC, ESPN, TBS, MLB Network, FS1 and Fox.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable, you'll be able to watch the Yankees vs Indians game on Sling TV or FuboTV, which are among the best cable TV alternatives. 

Sling TV is an affordable option, costing $30 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including ESPN. Another great live TV service is Fubo TV, which is $65 per month for more than 117 channels, including a ton of niche sports networks.

Sling TV

Sling TV is offering a a three-day free trial and a 1-year price lock, so you don't need to worry about rising costs. The Sling Orange plan comes with 30-plus channels, including ESPN, AMC, CNN, HGTV and TNT.


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. The channel lineup includes ESPN, as well as other top networks like Bravo, FX, MTV and USA. 

Yankees vs Indians live streams in the UK

British baseball fans will have to stay up late to catch the Yankees vs Indians live stream of game 1 at midnight BST. 

BT Sport carries MLB playoff games in the UK. If you don’t have BT Sport, you can sign up for a BT Sport monthly pass for £25.

Yankees vs Indians live streams in Canada

MLB fans in Canada can watch Yankees vs Indians on Sportsnet, which can be added to your package if you don't have it already. Game 1 is on SN1.

Yankees vs Indians series schedule

(all times ET)

  • Game 1: Tuesday, Sept. 29, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
  • Game 2: Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
  • *Game 3: Thursday, Oct. 1, TBD (ESPN)

* = if necessary

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.