Yankees vs Red Sox live stream: How to watch MLB Wildcard Playoffs online

Aaron Judge and Rafael Devers, who will play in the Yankees vs Red Sox live stream
(Image credit: Mike Stobe and Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox / Getty)

The Yankees vs Red Sox live stream is here, and it gives us the latest chapter in one of the greatest rivalries in all of sports. The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox face off at historic Fenway Park in a one-game wildcard playoff that should be one heck of a MLB live stream.

Yankees vs Red Sox time, tv channel

The Yankees vs Red Sox game is tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 5)
• Time — 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling or fuboTV
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The winner goes on to face the Tampa Bay Rays in the American League Divisional Series. After 162 games and matching 92-70 records, it all comes down to these nine (or more) innings.

Gerrit Cole takes to the hill for the Yankees against the Red Sox’ Nathan Eovaldi. Cole went 16-8 on the season posting a 3.23 ERA, while Eovaldi went 11-9 with a 3.75 ERA. Cole’s ERA ballooned at Fenway this year allowing 16 runs over three starts including five home runs allowed. Eovaldi posted a 3.71 ERA against the Yankees this year allowing five homers, the most he surrendered to any team this season.   

Rafael Devers will look to build off a great regular season and a clutch end to the year. Devers hit a team-high 38 home runs for the Red Sox including two homers in the season finale against the Nationals that helped clinch their wild card berth. Boston's line-up will be missing one key player as J.D. Martinez is forced to sit out due to an ankle injury suffered in Sunday's season finale.  Kyle Schwarber will start as the team's DH and bat leadoff.  

As for the Yankees, this was the season they had been waiting for since they traded for Giancarlo Stanton before the 2018 season. This is the first year, both Stanton and Aaron Judge both hit over 35 homers and drove in over 90 RBIs. 

The Sox edged out the Yanks during their regular season series going 10-9 over their 19 matchups. However, the Yankees dominated the Red Sox down the stretch winning their last six games and nine of their last 12 meetings.

The Yankees are a 1.5-road favorites in Boston. The over/under is 8.5 runs. This game marks the Red Sox first ever one-game wildcard playoff since Major League Baseball began using the format in 2012.

How to watch Yankees vs Red Sox live stream from anywhere


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Yankees vs Red Sox live streams in the US

In the US, Yankees vs Red Sox is going to be broadcast on ESPN, which is available with most cable packages and on two of the best streaming services: fuboTV and Sling TV

In the U.S., the Yankees vs Red Sox game is today (Oct. 5) at 8 p.m. ET. 

It's a case of "you get what you pay for" as Sling Orange & Blue (which you'd need to get ESPN and the rest of the channels you want for MLB post-season live streams) costs $50 per month, while the fuboTV Standard package gives you all of the above, for $65 per month.

Sling TV's

Sling TV's $50 Orange and Blue package is the best option for streaming the whole MLB post-season, with Fox in select markets, ESPN and the Turner channels including TBS.

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Yankees vs Red Sox live streams in the UK

You can watch Yankees vs Red Sox live across the pond, even if it is at the crazy hour of 1:00 a.m. local BST Wednesday morning. Those in the U.K. will want BT Sport, for ESPN's coverage of the game.  

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time, with no need for a lengthy commitment.

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Yankees vs Red Sox live streams in Canada

Canadian baseball fans can watch Yankees vs Red Sox live streams in Canada on SportsNet.

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.