After a baseball season like no other, the 116th World Series is upon us, with its best-of-seven playoff final playing out at a neutral stadium for the first time in MLB history. Read on to find out how to watch the Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series online, no matter where you are in the world.
Marking the first time in 76 years that an entire World Series will be played at a single venue, this year's match-up pits big-spending favourites the Dodgers, boasting a $107m payroll against feisty underdogs the Rays. The Dodgers make their third appearance in the World Series in four years, and having spent huge sums on ensuring another title, anything less than a convincing win here will be seen as a disappointment.
LA's route to these matches has at times resembled a cakewalk with dominant wins over the Brewers and Padres in the Wildcard and NLDS. While initially suffering a scare against the Braves, their incredible comeback from 3-1 down in the NLDS shows what formidable opponents they present for the Rays.
Tampa Bay have never won the title and this marks only their second appearance in the Fall Classic, but the nature of their route to this World Series will offer sporting romantics hope that this could be their year.
Impressive wins over the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card round and then the heavily-fancied New York Yankees in their Division Series saw the Rays build up serious momentum, with their gripping final game win over last year's losing World Series finalists Houston Astros earning them a spot in the World Series for the first time in twelve years.
Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers, no matter where you are in the world, with our guide below.
Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers: Where and when?
All games to take place at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Here's the current schedule:
- Game 1: Tuesday, October 20, 8.09pm ET
- Game 2: Wednesday, October 21, 8.08pm ET
- Game 3: Friday, October 23, 8.08pm ET
- Game 4: Saturday, October 24, 8.08pm ET
- Game 5: Sunday, October 25, 8.08pm ET
- Game 6: Tuesday, October 27, 8.08pm ET
- Game 7: Wednesday, October 28, 8.08pm ET
Watch Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers online from outside your country
We have details of all the US, UK, and Canadian broadcasters of this game further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching the 2020 World Series, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.
That's where a VPN (Virtual Private Network) can be a lifesaver. They allow you to virtually change the ISP of your laptop, tablet or mobile to one that's back in your home country, letting you watch as if you were back there.
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How to watch Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series online in the US
This year's World Series will air exclusively on Fox, meaning most folk will be able to tune in to watch the Rays and Dodgers face off just with an antenna TV.
If you have cable access to Fox, the network's website or the Fox Now app on both iOS and Android will allow you to watch World Series coverage live with your cable log-in.
If you don't have cable but still want to catch this year's battle for the Commissioner's Trophy, then Sling TV Blue package looks like the most cost-effective choice.
For only $30 per month ($20 for the first) you get Fox Sports which will be screening all 7 matches, plus access to channels such as Fox News, TNT, NBC, Comedy Central and a host of other top channels to watch. Not only that, but you can try out Sling TV absolutely FREE thanks to its 3-day trial. That means if you time it right you can watch a big chunk of this year's World Series for nothing, and see whether you like what Sling has to offer.
How to stream Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers 2020 World Series live in the UK
UK viewers will be able to watch live action from the 2020 World Series via BT Sport with coverage across its channels. You can also stream games via the BT Sport app and on its webpage.
As an alternative, MLB.TV, the MLB's own dedicated streaming service is also available in the UK, where it costs around £50 a month.
How to stream the 2020 World Series live in Canada
Baseball fans with a cable subscription will be able to watch the 2020 World Series on Sportsnet. Coed cutters also have the option of signing up to the network's streaming option Sportsnet Now, which costs $9.99 for a 7-day pass or from $16.67 a month if you sign up for a longer term. Finally, Canucks can also watch via MLB.TV, which is available in Canada.
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