NEW YORK (PIX11) – Aaron Judge’s pursuit of the American League single-season home run record has been must-watch TV for baseball fans.
The New York Yankees star is one home run away from tying Roger Maris’ 1961 record of 61 home runs hit in a single season.
Judge went hitless in the Yankees’ playoff-clinching win against the Boston Red Sox Thursday night. He will chase history again Friday night when the two rivals face off in the Bronx. But you won’t be able to find the game on the usual TV channels.
Here’s how to watch the Yankees-Red Sox game Friday night.
What time is the Yankees game tonight?
First pitch is 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.
How can I watch the Yankees game?
The game is airing exclusively on the streaming service, Apple TV+. You can watch the Apple TV+ app on your Apple devices, smart TV, PC, gaming console and more.
Why isn’t the Yankees game on Broadcast TV?
Apple TV+ has exclusive coverage of both games as part of its “Friday Night Baseball” package. The games were selected and announced in early August.
When games air nationally, it also means other networks can’t do live cut-ins. ESPN and MLB Network did that earlier in the week when games were only available on the team’s regional networks.
This is the first season of Apple’s deal with Major League Baseball, which is part of a trend of leagues partnering with streaming platforms for a package of games.
Does Apple TV+ have a free subscription window?
Yes, Apple TV+ offers a free seven-day trial. However, the Yankees-Red Sox game Friday night can be watched for free on Apple TV+ with an Apple ID. No payment information or Apple TV+ subscription is required to watch, according to Major League Baseball.
The Apple TV app is on all Apple devices and can also be accessed on smart TVs, gaming consoles, and cable boxes.
How can I watch Saturday’s Yankees game?
The Yankees and Red Sox play at 1:05 p.m. Saturday. The game will air on YES Network and MLB Network (out-of-market only).
The Associated Press contributed to this article.