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

We go over how you can watch Thursday’s ESPN game between the Philadelphia Phillies and Chicago Cubs.

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Adbert Alzolay #73 of the Chicago Cubs pitches against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on July 3, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

ESPN will host Thursday’s matchup between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Chicago Cubs with first pitch set for 8:05 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Wrigley Field in Chicago, and will also air on NBC Sports Philadelphia in the Phillies market and on Marquee Sports Network in the Cubs market. Zach Eflin and Adbert Alzolay are starting for Philadelphia 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 that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a 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.

Chicago is a -112 favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook while Philadelphia is a -106 underdog. Total runs is installed at 7.4 with the under juiced to -121. The Phillies have won two of the first three games in this four-game series.