Your move, Yovani Gallardo.
The Texas Rangers ace gets the start for his squad on Thursday, pitching against the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL Division Series opener. Although the Blue Jays may be the favorite in the series, and for good reason, Gallardo has been a thorn in Toronto’s collective side all season.
He pitched two wins against the Blue Jays this season, shutting them out in 13.2 innings on the mound. Gallardo’s starts were the only time Texas was able to get the best of the AL East champs during the regular season. Overall, the right-hander gave up just six hits to Toronto in the starts as the Blue Jays hit .136 against him. Gallardo finished the regular season 13-11 with a 3.42 ERA.
In other words, this vaunted Blue Jays lineup faces an early postseason test. But what about on the other side of things? Toronto will turn to ace David Price in the opener who beat the Rangers in his start on August 26. Over the course of his career, Price has lost three times to Texas in the postseason, most recently a 4-3 showing in 2011.
Coverage of the ALDS opener gets underway at 3 p.m. ET on FS1 with first pitch slated for 4 p.m. Not going to be near a TV in the middle of the afternoon on Thursday? No problem. Here’s how to watch the game online and on mobile:
How to Watch Rangers-Blue Jays Online
If you have access to a cable subscription, you can watch the game online for free through Fox Sports GO. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream. Frequently asked questions about Fox Sports GO can be found here.
Users without a cable subscription have a variety of ways to watch online. The first is Sling TV, which is an online streaming service that provides access to a handful of channels (including TBS and ESPN) for a monthly fee. They offer a free seven-day trial.
MLB is also offering different ways to watch online. Postseason.TV costs $9.99 for the entire playoffs and allows users to watch live alternative video feeds (different from the regular TBS broadcast and with no announcers) of the game. MLB.tv also costs $9.99 for the playoffs, and it allows users who are able to authenticate a cable subscription with a log-in and password to watch the live broadcast online.
International users can watch every postseason game live online through MLB.tv for $24.99. No cable subscription is necessary.
How to Watch Rangers-Blue Jays on Mobile
Mobile users can watch the game on the Fox Sports GO app, which is free to download for your Apple device, your Android or Google device, your Amazon device, and your Windows device. As is the case with the desktop live stream, you’ll need a cable log-in and password to access the stream on the app.
You can also download the official MLB At Bat app – available for iOS and Android devices – which allows you to customize push notifications for in-game updates. You can also see in-game video highlights, batting, pitching and fielding statistics.
For those in Canada, SportsNet 590 is broadcasting a live stream of the game with Jerry Howart, Joe Siddall and Mike Wilner on the call.
Users with a subscription to Sling TV can watch it on their app, which can be downloaded for free in the App store or the Google Play store.
Users with a subscription to Postseason.TV or MLB.tv can watch the game live on the MLB.com At Bat app, which is free to download from the Apple store, the Google Play store or the Amazon app store.