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How to watch Astros vs. Rays on ESPN+ via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Friday’s game between the Astros and Rays on ESPN+.

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Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Ryan Yarbrough (48) delivers against the New York Yankees in the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN+ will host a national broadcast of Friday’s matchup between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m ET. The game will take place at Tropicana Field in Tampa, and will air on AT&T SportsNet-SW in the Astros market and on ATT SportsNet-SW in the Rays market. Lance McCullers Jr. and Ryan Yarbrough will start for Houston and Tampa Bay, respectively.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this primetime MLB matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind — you’ll need a subscription to ESPN+. You can subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN website, where you can get a monthly subscription for $5.99, or get the ESPN/Disney/Hulu bundle for $13.99 per month.

The Astros enter the game with a 13-12 record and are 2.5 games back of first place Oakland in the AL West. The Rays enter the game with a 13-13 record and sit three games back of first place Boston in the AL East. Houston is a -121 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while Tampa Bay is a +104 underdog.