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YouTube will exclusively stream Dodgers-Phillies on July 18

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It’s one of 13 games to be streamed by the platform

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The Dodgers-Phillies matchup on July 18 will be exclusively streamed for free on YouTube, Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday.

Since the game is a YouTube exclusive, there are no blackout restrictions.

The game will begin at 9:35 am PDT and will feature the broadcast talents of Scott Braun, Orel Hershiser, John Kruk and Alexa Datt. Coverage will also include a pregame and postgame show.

This is one of 13 contests available on the video sharing website in a deal between YouTube and the MLB. An additional two games were announced on Wednesday — Indians-Blue Jays on July 23 and Tigers-Angels on July 29.

The MLB is no stranger to partnering with social media platforms for live streaming. They currently have a streaming deal with Facebook to stream six baseball games this season, non-exclusively. The deal is smaller than previous years, decreasing from 26 Facebook-exclusive games in 2018.

The Dodgers-Red Sox game on July 12 will be available on Facebook Watch (out-of-market only). It is not exclusive to Facebook, so the game will still be available on SportsNet LA.

How to watch

If you are on a computer, you can go to YouTube.com/MLB and click on the Dodgers-Phillies thumbnail to be connected to the live stream. For ease, the live stream link is already available here.

If you are on mobile, open the YouTube application and search “MLB.” Click on the MLB YouTube channel. Click on the Dodgers-Phillies thumbnail to be connected to the live stream.

If you have a smart TV, open the YouTube application and search “MLB.” Select the MLB YouTube channel. Select the Dodgers-Phillies thumbnail to be connected to the live stream.

If you have YouTube TV, there will be an “MLB Game of the Week” channel that is visible in the Live tab. Select this channel to be connected to the live stream.