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How to watch and stream the Red Sox-Astros series


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You will not need access to the MLB network to watch games this round.

Christian Arroyo certainly deserved his cart ride Thursday night against the Astros. Elise Amendola / AP

Good news for Red Sox fans: All TV shows from their American League Championship Series game with the Houston Astros can be easily found on Fox or Fox Sports 1.

Some viewers found that was not the case in the previous round. AL Division Series Game 3 between the Red Sox and the Rays was broadcast exclusively on the MLB Network.

This wasn’t new – the league network aired one ALDS game in each series for a decade, including Game 1 between the Red Sox and the Astros in 2017 – but some Boston market viewers found out to their costs that their cable or streaming provider has not ported the network.

All other games outside of ALDS Game 3 have aired on Fox or Fox Sports 1.

There will be no such confusion or surprise in the ALCS. Game 1 Friday Night in Houston airs on Fox at 8:07 p.m. Here’s how the rest of the series breaks down.

Game 2: Saturday, October 16 in Houston, TBD (Fox or Fox Sports 1)

Game 3: Monday, October 18 in Boston, TBD (Fox Sports 1)

Game 4: Tuesday, October 19 in Boston, TBD (Fox Sports 1)

Game 5: Wednesday October 20 in Boston, TBD, if necessary (Fox Sports 1)

Game 6: Friday, October 22 in Houston, TBD, if necessary (Fox Sports 1)

Game 7: Saturday, October 23 in Houston, TBD, if necessary (Fox Sports 1)

Besides being on cable, Fox and Fox Sports 1 are broadcast by almost every live streaming service, including Fubo, Hulu, and YouTube.