Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox live stream: How to watch MLB on ESPN+

Boston Red Sox pitcher Kyle Hart will finally make his major-league debut on Aug. 14 against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Boston Red Sox pitcher Kyle Hart will finally make his major-league debut on Aug. 14 against the Tampa Bay Rays. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Today's Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox live stream will prove one thing, for sure: The Sox have got to find a way out of the divisional cellar.

We're 18 games (more or less) into the truncated COVID-19 season, with divisional play the name of the game. And going in to the Aug. 13 game in Boston — the final in this four-game series — the Rays have managed to keep the first-place Yankees within sight. The Sox, meanwhile, are looking up at everyone. 

The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Eastern and will be available on ESPN+.


ESPN+ is the streaming service from the sports network of the same name. In addition to exclusive shows you can't watch anywhere else, it also features a plethora of games that just can't fit on TV — and that includes today's Tampa Bay-Boston game. And for a truly epic deal, check out the ESPN+/Hulu/Disney+ bundle for just $12.99.

Right-hander Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 5.56 ERA) is looking to pick up his first win on the season. He'll be going up against Boston's Kyle Hart, who's making his major-league debut in this game. He had a 3.52 ERA in 2019 between his time with Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket.

The Rays (11-8) have been hot in the AL East, winning five straight going into Wednesday's game in Boston and picking up seven of their last 10. Boston, meanwhile, lost three straight going into Wednesday and won just three of their last 10. 

How to watch Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox on ESPN+

Today's game in being streamed on ESPN+ — the online service from the eponymous sports network. It's available on every major hardware platform, including Roku, Apple TV, Android TV and the web. 

ESPN+ runs just $5.99 a month, but if you're really serious about things you'll want to take a look at the epic bundle that gets you ESPN+, Hulu and Disney+ for just $12.99 a month.

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.