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What channel Yankees vs. Rays is on and how to watch via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Thursday’s game between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays on ESPN+.

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Luis Patino #61 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 18, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

ESPN+ will host Thursday’s matchup between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays with first pitch set for 1:10 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Tropicana Field in Tampa, and will also air on YES in the Yankees market and on Bally Sports Sun in the Rays market. Gerrit Cole and Luis Patino will start for New York and Tampa, 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 Yankees are looking to close out a three-game sweep of the Rays, which would move them to within five games in the wild card race. New York is a -125 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while Tampa is a +105 underdog. Total runs is installed at 7.5 and is evenly priced on both sides at -110.