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What channel Red Sox vs. Astros is on and how to watch via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Thursday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Houston Astros on ESPN+ and local channels.

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Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) looks on after hitting a two run home-run in the third inning during a MLB baseball game between the between the Houston Astros and the Boston Red Sox on May 31, 2021 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX. Photo by Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

ESPN+ will host Thursday’s matchup between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros with first pitch set for 2:10 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX, and will also air on NESN in the Red sox market and on ATT SportsNet SW in the Astros market. Martin Perez and Jake Odorizzi will start for Boston and Houston, 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.

Houston has won the first three games of this series and looks to complete the sweep in a Thursday get-away game. Both teams are currently in second place in their respective divisions, with the Astros a half game back of Oakland and the Red Sox two games back of Tampa Bay.

The Astros are a -139 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while the Red Sox are a +118 underdog. Total runs is installed at 9, with the over juiced to -121.