Watch the full Japan All-Star Series on MLB.TV
Subscribers have access to live and on-demand streams of all seven games
MLB.TV subscribers and anyone wanting to sign up now for the $24.99 MLB.TV Offseason Package can watch exclusive live and on-demand streams of all five games in the Japan All-Star Series 2014 plus the two exhibitions.
MLB Network will televise every game live in the U.S. with a rotating broadcast crew featuring Paul Severino, Mark DeRosa and Darryl Hamilton. That feed will be streamed by MLB.TV online and on supported mobile devices via the MLB.com At Bat app. All games and exhibitions start at 4 a.m. ET (except for the 5 a.m. ET start in Game 5), so the on-demand capability of MLB.TV will be especially useful to existing and new subscribers.
Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association on Friday announced the full squad of 29 players who have been named to the MLB All-Star Team, led by Red Sox manager John Farrell, for the Japan All-Star Series. The roster includes past All-Stars Jose Altuve, Robinson Cano, Chris Capuano, Hisashi Iwakuma, Evan Longoria, Mark Melancon, Justin Morneau, Salvador Perez, Yasiel Puig and Ben Zobrist.
The MLB All-Stars team will go to Japan for a five-game series against "Samurai Japan" -- Japan's national team. Games will be played at Kyocera Dome in Osaka, Tokyo Dome in Tokyo and Sapporo Dome in Sapporo. Two exhibitions will complement the series, with one game at Koshien Stadium in Osaka and the other at Okinawa Cellular Stadium in Okinawa.
Along with live and on-demand Japan All-Star Series games, the MLB.TV Offseason Package gives you immediate on-demand access via more than 400 devices to watch every regular season and postseason game played in 2014, from the Dodgers vs. D-backs games in Australia to the Giants' 3-2 victory over the Royals in Game 7 of the World Series. And it means you can watch more than 200 select Spring Training games starting in early March via online and mobile devices. This is how you get from World Series clincher to Opening Day.
MLB.com will provide its customary Gameday live play-by-play app for all games and exhibitions in Japan, and it will accumulate statistics throughout the actual five-game series so you can track the leaders for both sides and overall.
Here is the schedule (all times ET):
- Wednesday: Game 1 at Kyocera Dome, Osaka (4 a.m.)
- Friday, Nov. 14: Game 2 at Tokyo Dome (4 a.m.)
- Saturday, Nov. 15: Game 3 at Tokyo Dome (4 a.m.)
- Sunday, Nov. 16: Game 4 at Tokyo Dome (4 a.m.)
- Tuesday, Nov. 18: Game 5 at Sapporo Dome, Sapporo (5 a.m.)
- Thursday, Nov. 20: Exhibition vs. Team Japan, Okinawa (4 a.m.)
MLB Network also will re-air a telecast at 9 p.m. ET on all seven dates.
In Japan, NTV, TV Asahi and TBS will share the live game broadcasts with NTV, airing each of the first four games of the series (Nov. 11-15), TV Asahi broadcasting the game on Nov. 16 and TBS covering each of the final two games (Nov. 18-20). MLB.TV subscribers in Japan also will be able to watch the live streams with no blackout restrictions.
Outside of Japan and the U.S., coverage of the Japan All-Star Series also will be provided by broadcast partners MBC Sports+ (South Korea), Fox Sports Asia (Pan-Asia), Fox Sports Europe (Netherlands, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Malta), Fox Sports Latin America (Pan-Latin America), ESPN Pac Rim (Australia, New Zealand), RDS (Canada) and UTS (Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire).