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What channel Cardinals vs. Cubs is on and how to watch via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Friday’s game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs on ESPN+.

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Kyle Hendricks (28) pitches for the Cubs in the first inning as the San Francsico Giants played the Chicago Cubs at Oracle Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, June 6, 2021. Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images

ESPN+ will host Friday’s matchup between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs with first pitch set for 2:20 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and will also air on Bally Sports Midwest in the Cardinals market and on Marquee Sports Network in the Cubs market. Johan Oviedo and Kyle Hendricks are starting for St. Louis and Chicago, respectively.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this 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 Cardinals and Cubs meet for the second series this season and right in the thick of the NL Central race. The Cubs claimed two of three when the teams met May 21-23. Chicago is tied for first with Milwaukee and three up on St. Louis.

Chicago is a -143 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while St. Louis is a +123 underdog. Total runs is installed at 9.5 with the under juiced to -122.