Apple TV+ is back for a second season of baseball coverage and will continue its Friday Night Baseball slate with the San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium Friday evening at 10:10 p.m. ET
The Giants will pitch LHP Sean Manaea (6-6, 4.82). The Dodgers are undecided on their starter, and likely will go with an opener. This series marks the final one between the two teams this season. The Dodgers are headed for the postseason for the 11th straight season while the Giants are still, barely, in the wild card race.
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Unlike last season, a subscription is required to watch games on Apple TV+ this year.
The only way to watch Friday’s game will be via the Apple TV+ app, which you can watch on phones, streaming devices, smart TVs and computers. An Apple TV+ subscription is required to view live games. If you do not currently have an Apple TV+ subscription, you can get 2 free months of Apple TV+
Apple TV+ joined the sports streaming world last season with a major broadcasting deal with Major League Baseball that includes a weekly Friday Night Baseball broadcast exclusively on the app’s platform. The deal was promoted as a step forward for MLB to try and reach a younger audience.
Fans can find more info on how to watch MLB games on Apple TV+ here.
What time does the game start? Where can I watch it? – Friday’s game will start at 10:10 p.m. EST nationally for viewers in the U.S. However, the game will not be broadcast on conventional TV channels. Apple TV+ has exclusive broadcast rights. It can be accessed via the Apple TV+ app on smart TVs and streaming devices.
Live stream options: Apple TV+ – Friday night’s game will air exclusively via Apple TV+. An Apple TV+ subscription is required to view live games. If you do not currently have an Apple TV+ subscription, you can get 2 free months of Apple TV+
The San Francisco Giants enter the matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers as losers of three in a row.
San Francisco Giants (76-77, third in the NL West) vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (94-58, first in the NL West)
Los Angeles; Friday, 10:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Giants: Sean Manaea (0-0); Dodgers: TBD
BOTTOM LINE: The San Francisco Giants aim to end their three-game skid with a win against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Los Angeles has a 94-58 record overall and a 51-27 record at home. The Dodgers have a 38-11 record in games when they did not give up a home run.
San Francisco has a 76-77 record overall and a 33-45 record on the road. The Giants have a 30-14 record in games when they hit two or more home runs.
The teams meet Friday for the eighth time this season. The Giants lead the season series 4-3.
TOP PERFORMERS: Mookie Betts has 39 home runs, 89 walks and 103 RBI while hitting .309 for the Dodgers. J.D. Martinez is 13-for-36 with four home runs and 14 RBI over the past 10 games.
Wilmer Flores leads San Francisco with 22 home runs while slugging .516. LaMonte Wade Jr is 11-for-29 with two home runs and five RBI over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Dodgers: 7-3, .244 batting average, 3.03 ERA, outscored opponents by 22 runs
Giants: 3-7, .230 batting average, 4.70 ERA, outscored by 22 runs
INJURIES: Dodgers: Gus Varland: 60-Day IL (knee), Wander Suero: 15-Day IL (back), Tony Gonsolin: 60-Day IL (forearm), Jake Marisnick: 60-Day IL (hamstring), Yency Almonte: 15-Day IL (knee), Michael Grove: 15-Day IL (lat), Jonny Deluca: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Daniel Hudson: 60-Day IL (knee), Tyler Cyr: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Dustin May: 60-Day IL (forearm), Jimmy Nelson: 60-Day IL (elbow), Alex Reyes: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Gavin Lux: 60-Day IL (knee), Walker Buehler: 60-Day IL (elbow), Blake Treinen: 60-Day IL (shoulder), J.P. Feyereisen: 60-Day IL (shoulder)
Giants: Brandon Crawford: 10-Day IL (hamstring), Alex Cobb: 15-Day IL (hip), Keaton Winn: 10-Day IL (covid-19), Mark Mathias: 60-Day IL (shoulder), Anthony DeSclafani: 60-Day IL (elbow), Cole Waites: 60-Day IL (elbow), Thomas Szapucki: 60-Day IL (arm), Roberto Perez: 60-Day IL (shoulder)