Major League Baseball offers fans another unique viewing experience with the continuation of its digital-only broadcasts. Today's Angels-Blue Jays matchup will air live in the United States and Canada exclusively on Facebook. The finale to the three-game series at Rogers Centre is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018
Major League Baseball offers fans another unique viewing experience with the continuation of its digital-only broadcasts. Today's Angels-Blue Jays matchup will air live in the United States and Canada exclusively on Facebook. The finale to the three-game series at Rogers Centre is one of 25 streaming broadcasts scheduled for 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with Facebook.
Fans can catch the 12:37 p.m. ET contest by logging on to Facebook's MLB Live page from their phones, tablets, smart TVs or other streaming devices. MLB Network will produce the game, with play-by-play announcer Scott Braun, analysts Cliff Floyd and Wally Joyner and in-game reporter Stephen Nelson.
How to watch on mobile and desktop:
1. Search for "MLB Live" on Facebook
2. Follow the "MLB Live" show page
3. Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for "MLB Live"
4. Stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.
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Upcoming Facebook games (all times ET):
• Thursday, May 24 -- Angels-Blue Jays, 12:37 p.m.
• Wednesday, May 30 -- Cardinals-Brewers, 1:10 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 6 -- D-backs-Giants, 3:45 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 13 -- Angels-Mariners, 4:10 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 20 -- Braves-Blue Jays, 12:37 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 27 -- Royals-Brewers, 2:10 p.m.
What to know about the Angels-Blue Jays game:
The Blue Jays won the opener Tuesday, 5-3, but the Angels evened the series Wednesday night with a 5-4 victory.
Nick Tropeano is slated to take the mound for the Angels in his first career start vs. Toronto. The 27-year-old right-hander opened the month with 6 1/3 scoreless innings vs. the Orioles on May 1, giving up just one hit while walking two and striking out five. But in two starts since then, he's surrendered seven runs in 8 2/3 innings (7.27 ERA). Overall, he has a 4.45 ERA in six starts during his first season back after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2016.
The Blue Jays counter with Marco Estrada, who will be making his fourth career start against the Angels and first against them since Aug. 24, 2016. The 34-year-old right-hander has given up four or more earned runs in five of nine starts this season, with a 5.15 ERA overall. He had a strong start on May 6 at Tampa Bay, when he held the Rays scoreless through six innings in a 2-1 Blue Jays victory. In his first two seasons with Toronto -- from '15-16 -- Estrada posted a 3.30 ERA over 63 appearances (57 starts), but since then, his ERA has been 5.02 over 42 starts.
Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.