Watch FREE: Pirates vs. Cubs on YouTube

May 18th, 2022

The MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube is streamed live, free, to fans around the world in 182 countries.

The Cubs will host the Pirates in Wednesday's series finale at Wrigley Field at 7:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. CT. For the Cubs, they're looking to sweep the Bucs and extend their winning streak to five. Cubs starters have allowed just two earned runs during the streak, spanning 23 2/3 innings, and Drew Smyly tries to keep that going.

For the Pirates, they'll try to get their bats going, logging just six runs over their past six games.

Fans will be able to access each broadcast for free from anywhere they can watch YouTube, including the free YouTube app on smart TVs, simply by tuning into MLB’s YouTube channel, or for YouTube TV members, on a dedicated channel via the app. Fans do not need a YouTube account to watch the games. Also back for 2022 is the “YouTube Player of the Game," in which fans watching on mobile devices and computers can vote for the standout player, who will receive a trophy during the postgame show.


  • Visit MLB’s YouTube channel OR
  • Subscribe to YouTube TV OR
  • Search “MLB” in the YouTube app -- available on Google Play, Apple and Android devices

MLB Network's Emmy Award-winning production team will produce all 15 broadcasts this season, with play-by-play broadcaster Scott Braun and former MLB All-Star Yonder Alonso calling the games. Additionally, the MLB Game of the Week Live on YouTube Pregame Show will be hosted by MLB Network host and reporter Siera Santos and begins 30 minutes before each game’s scheduled start time and airs live on YouTube.

Several only-on-YouTube features will also be part of the broadcast productions this season, including live chat featuring game commentary from MLB superfan YouTube creators and in-game polls that keep fans engaged and connected with the announcers throughout the game. Fans watching on YouTube TV with a membership will also have the ability to re-watch key plays tied to the exact moment they are watching and check out real-time stats from the game.