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Watch 2020 MLB World Series Tampa Bay Rays vs LA Dodgers live in Australia
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays square off in this year's baseball World Series showdown. This is how to watch.
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The 2020 Major League Baseball World Series is here, after the teams navigated the pandemic courtesy of a short, 60-game regular season sprint before the traditional play-off format took place. At the end of it all, the Los Angeles Dodgers rallied past the Atlanta Braves in seven games, while the Rays also needed a deciding seventh game to overcome the Houston Astros.
When is the MLB World Series?
The World Series is the annual championship series of MLB, contested since 1903. The event sees the American League champion and the National League champion face off for the coveted Commissioner's Trophy. The winner will be decided through a best-of-seven game play-off.
GAME 1: Wednesday 21 October 21, 10.30am AEDT: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers
GAME 2: Thursday 22 October, 11am AEDT: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers
GAME 3: Saturday 24 October, 11am AEDT: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays
GAME 4: Sunday 25 October, 11am AEDT: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays
GAME 5*: Monday 26 October, 11am AEDT: Los Angeles Dodgers vs Tampa Bay Rays
GAME 6*: Wednesday 28 October, 11am AEDT: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers
GAME 7*: Thursday 29 October, 11am AEDT: Tampa Bay Rays vs Los Angeles Dodgers
* If necessary
How to watch 2020 MLB World Series
In Australia, the 2020 MLB World Series is broadcast by ESPN. So baseball fans have plenty of ways to tune in, either via pay TV or streaming. Here's a quick rundown of all your options: Kayo Sports, Foxtel, MLB.TV and Fetch TV. For more information see our how to watch MLB guide.
Stream the MLB World Series on Kayo Sports
The most convenient way to watch the Dodgers take on the Rays is with Kayo Sports. The multi-sport streaming platform will offer all games live, with replays also available. A Basic subscription costs $25/month and lets you stream on two screens at the same time. Or, you can get a Premium subscription for $35/month, which supports three simultaneous streams.
Either way, new users can enjoy a 14-day free trial.
Besides a generous library of content with over 50 sports, Kayo Sports boasts a user-friendly interface and comes with special features that are meant to make sports streaming a breeze. You can use SplitView to watch up to four sports at once on the same screen or dive into a fascinating world of statistics via Interactive Stats.
Key Moments lets you go right to the action that matters in selected match-ups, No Spoilers lets you hide the scores when you're running late and Kayo Minis offer a condensed version of a game and delivers all the highlights in 20 minutes or less.
Read our Kayo Sports review for more information on everything the service has to offer, including the compatible devices.
Stream Dodgers vs Rays with Foxtel
ESPN is part of the Foxtel iQ Sport channel pack. You can watch on TV or stream the games with Foxtel GO or WatchESPN. Both apps are available free with your Foxtel IQ subscription. Subscribers also get iQ4, the telco's most advanced set-top box. You can record live TV and enjoy content in crisp 4K. It starts from $74/month, although Foxtel iQ deals are always available, so you can save big on fees or installation costs.
Alternatively, you can also stream the MLB World Series with Foxtel Now. ESPN is part of the premium Sport pack, priced at $29/month. This is on top of the Essentials pack, which comes with a mix of Pop and Lifestyle channels for $25/month.
Foxtel Now is available on PCs/Macs and smartphones/tablets via the Foxtel GO app, as well as Chromecast/Airplay, PS4, Telstra TV, Sony Android TVs and the Foxtel Now box. New subscribers can enjoy a 10-day free trial.
Stream the MLB World Series with MLB.TV
MLB.TV delivers all the baseball goodness Aussie fans crave via the Internet, including coverage of the World Series. You can get a Postseason subscription for US$24.99. The service is compatible with a variety of devices, including PCs/Macs, smartphones/tablets, Apple TV, XBOX One, select smart TVs and Chromecast.
Watch LA vs Tampa Bay via Fetch TV
ESPN is available on Fetch TV as part of the Vibe channel pack. The channel pack costs only $6/month. However, the total price of your subscription will depend on whether you bought your Fetch box outright or got it through an Internet provider.
Who will win the 2020 MLB World Series?
Once again this year we have an intriguing match-up between an established powerhouse desperate for glory in the Dodgers and the Rays, a relative newcomer to the scene seeking a place among baseball's elite.
This is the third World Series in the past four years for LA, falling short against the Astros in 2017 and the Red Sox the following season. Their last World Series win was back in 1988. Tampa Bay have found a way into the World Series for just the second time since their 1998 debut as an expansion club. They lost to the Phillies in the 2008 series 4-1.
The Rays and the Dodgers had the two best records in the 2020 regular season and both sides possess decent bullpens and plenty of hitting. We would like LA star Clayton Kershaw to help erase some of his postseason let-downs and pitch well in this series, while in Mookie Betts they have a prodigious talent. But the Rays have a balanced line-up and exceptional defence and we're leaning towards the Rays completing their fairytale with a thrilling 4-3 triumph.
Image Source: Kayo Sports website
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