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How to watch Astros vs. A’s Opening Day game via live online stream

We go over how you can watch the Opening Day game between the Houston Astros and Oakland Athletics.

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Daulton Jefferies #66 of the Oakland Athletics pitches in the second inning against the San Francisco Giants during the MLB spring training game at Scottsdale Stadium on March 28, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images

ESPN will host the Opening Day matchup between the Houston Astros and the Oakland A’s with first pitch at 10:07 p.m. ET. The game will take place at the Oakland Coliseum in California. If you aren’t around a TV to check out this Opening Day MLB matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription.

If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.

Houston Astros finished last season with a record of 29-31 and one of the two teams in the American League to hold a wild card spot. The Astros are coming into this season with the same team, except George Springer. The veteran outfielder signed a blockbuster six-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays in the offseason. Despite not having Springer, the Astros still have Carlos Correa, Jose Altuve, Michael Brantley, and Yordan Alvarez.

The Oakland Athletics surprisingly won the AL West last season with a record of 36-24. They tied with the Minnesota Twins for the second-best record in the American League. The A’s saw their season end in the ALDS against their division rivals, the Astros. Oakland lost both Marcus Semien and Liam Hendriks in the offfseason. They also traded away Khris Davis to the Texas Rangers for Elvis Andrus. Oakland still has Matt Olson and Matt Chapman, who will provide the pop for their offense.