How to Watch Giants-Pirates Wild Card Game Live Online

Pittsburgh Pirates, National League Wild Card Game

The Pirates host the National League Wild Card game on Wednesday. (Getty)

It’s going to be hard for the Giants and Pirates to top the theatrics that the Royals and A’s turned in Tuesday night, when Kansas City beat Oakland on a 12th-inning Salvador Perez single in the A.L. Wild Card.

But PNC Park is sure to be rockin’ nevertheless as the Pirates make their second straight playoff appearance following a 21-year drought.

Edinson Volquez takes the mound for Pittsburgh, with Madison Bumgarner going for San Francisco, which has won two of the last four N.L. pennants.

Here’s how to watch:

How to Watch on TV

Neil Walker, Gregory Polanco


Wednesday’s game will be the only playoff game telecast this year by ESPN. The network’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team of Dan Shulman and John Kruk will have the call. The game will be preceded by an hour-long episode of Baseball Tonight starting at 7 p.m.

As the Sporting News points out, it will be ESPN’s first broadcast of a Major League playoff game since 2006, a year before Turner joined Fox as MLB’s main playoff TV partners.

How to Watch Online

Watch ESPN


If your cable subscription includes ESPN, you can watch the live stream of the game online for free at You’ll need your cable log-in and password, or the log-in and password of someone you know.

How to Watch on Mobile

(WatchESPN app)

(WatchESPN app)

Mobile and tablet users can watch the game for free on the Watch ESPN app. As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription with access to ESPN. You can download the app for free in the App Store , the Google Play store, the Amazon App store or the Windows Store.

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