What channel is the rays game on tonight

The MLB regular season is over and the playoff seeds are set. One of the wild card rounds in the American League will see the Tampa Bay Rays traveling to Cleveland to play the AL Central-winning Guardians.

The Rays fell to a sixth seed toward the end of the season, with the Mariners surpassing them in the standings. Although the Guardians won the division, the new playoff structure kept them in the wild card round, as they finished third in the AL behind the Astros and yankees.

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All three potential games will be played in Cleveland, and the winner would go on to play the Yankees in the ALDS.

These two teams played each other well in the regular season, with the Guardians taking the season series 4-2.

The Guardians are led by star third baseman Jose Ramirez, who is batting .275/.351/.510 with 124 RBIs. They also have an impressive young core that features Andres Gimenez, Steven Kwan, and Amed Rosario among others. The Rays, meanwhile, are limping to the end of the season. They're hoping their bast and pitching staff bounce back in the postseason.

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Here's what to know about Rays vs. Guardians in the American League wild card round.

Guardians vs. Rays schedule

The Guardians and Rays played a best-of-three series in Cleveland. The Guardians swept the series in two games.

DateGameResultFriday, Oct. 7Game 1: Rays at Guardians Guardians 2, Rays 1Saturday, Oct. 8Game 2: Rays at Guardians Guardians 1, Rays 0 (15)

How to watch 2022 MLB playoff games

The entire wild card round of the MLB playoffs will be broadcast on ESPN's networks, including ABC, and from there TBS and the Fox family of networks will carry the postseason.

The networks alternate who will broadcast the AL and NL each year, which means TBS will have the American League this season and Fox and FS1 will have the National League. The World Series will be broadcast on Fox.

Guardians vs. Rays live streams

With their games appearing on ESPN, Guardians vs. Rays can be watched on either Watch ESPN or fuboTV (free trial).

Guardians vs. Rays odds

This section will be updated as odds become available.

Guardians vs. Rays tickets

  • Game 1: $145
  • Game 2: $134
  • Game 3: $146

Those interested in going to see the Rays visit the Guardians at Progressive Field can find tickets through TicketSmarter.

The average price for a ticket is $192. Currently, the most expensive ticket for this series is $867.  


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Our guide below includes the upcoming Tampa Bay Rays TV schedule with times, channels, and streaming info.

Bally Sports Sun televises most of the Tampa Bay Rays games live within its home region. Additionally, some Rays games will also be featured nationally on channels like ESPN, FS1, FOX, MLB Network, or TBS.

Want to watch the Rays on TV but don’t have cable?

DIRECTV STREAM is a streaming service that carries regional Bally Sports networks in the viewing area along with FOX, FS1, MLB Network, TBS, and ESPN. It’s one of the top sports streaming services.

Check out the DIRECTV STREAM free 5-day trial and watch the Rays on TV today.

If you don’t live in the Tampa area, MLB.TV streams every Out-Of-Market game throughout the regular season.



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Tampa Bay Rays TV Schedule 2022

GameTime (USA)ChannelWild Card SeriesFriday, October 7Rays vs GuardiansNoon EDTESPNSaturday, October 8Rays vs GuardiansNoon EDTESPN2Sunday, October 9Rays vs Guardians4:00 pm EDTESPN


More Info on Where You Can Watch the Rays Game Today

Tampa Bay Rays home region viewers can stream the matches live through cord-cutting service  DIRECTV STREAM (free 5-day trial). The service’s Choice package carries Bally Sports Sun and all of the national networks you’ll need during the season.

Those who don’t live in the area but still want to watch Rays games on TV can simply stream the club’s each and every Out-Of-Market game live and on-demand through MLB.TV. They just need to purchase the service’s All Team Package or Single Team Package.


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    How can I watch the Rays play tonight?

    Watch the Tampa Bay Rays on Hulu + Live TV Sports fans will find NFL Network, Big Ten Network, TBS, TNT, and more.

    What channel on TV are the Rays playing on?

    For local fans, most Rays games will be broadcast on Bally Sports Sun.

    What channel is the Rays playoff game on?

    First pitch for Friday's game is scheduled for 12:07 p.m. The game will air on ESPN. Saturday's game is scheduled to start at 12:07 p.m. and will air on ESPN 2. If a game three is necessary, ESPN will air Sunday's game at 4:07 p.m.