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Braves face Blue Jays, only on Facebook today

Veteran hurlers having strong seasons set to face off in Toronto
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This week, Major League Baseball offers fans another unique viewing experience with the continuation of its digital-only broadcasts. Today's Braves-Blue Jays matchup will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The finale of the two-game Interleague 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 onto 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 Mark DeRosa and J.P. Arencibia; and in-game reporter Alexa Datt. DeRosa had a 16-year MLB career that included seven seasons with the Braves from 1998-2004. Arencibia was a catcher for the Blue Jays from 2010-13.

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This week, Major League Baseball offers fans another unique viewing experience with the continuation of its digital-only broadcasts. Today's Braves-Blue Jays matchup will stream live in the United States exclusively on Facebook. The finale of the two-game Interleague 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 onto 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 Mark DeRosa and J.P. Arencibia; and in-game reporter Alexa Datt. DeRosa had a 16-year MLB career that included seven seasons with the Braves from 1998-2004. Arencibia was a catcher for the Blue Jays from 2010-13.

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How to watch on mobile and desktop
Desktop
1. Search for "MLB Live" on Facebook
2. Follow the "MLB Live" show page

Mobile
1. Download the Facebook video app on your TV or streaming device and search for "MLB Live"
2. Or stream the game from your phone to a TV on the same WiFi network by tapping the TV icon.

Upcoming Facebook games (all times ET)
• Today: ATL-TOR, 12:37 p.m.
• Wednesday, June 27: KC-MIL, 2:10 p.m.

Things to know about the Braves-Blue Jays game
Veteran left-hander J.A. Happ is slated to take the ball for the Blue Jays. The 35-year-old continues to defy Father Time, entering the game with a 3.48 ERA and a career-high 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings over 14 starts. After giving up four runs over five innings at Detroit on June 2, Happ hasn't allowed an earned run in 12 innings over his last two starts. He hasn't faced Atlanta since April 9, 2012, when he was pitching for the Astros.

Video: TOR@TB: Happ holds Rays to 1 hit over 5 scoreless

The Braves are scheduled to counter with veteran right-hander Anibal Sanchez, who is enjoying a rejuvenation this season. The 34-year-old owns a 1.93 ERA over seven appearances (six starts) after posting a 5.67 mark over the previous three seasons with the Tigers. He faced Toronto twice last year, giving up 12 runs in 10 2/3 innings (10.12 ERA).

Video: SD@ATL: Sanchez tosses 7 shutout innings vs. Padres

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.

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