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How to Watch the Astros Crush the World Series—Without Cable

With a 7-0 postseason record, the ‘Stros are back at home preparing for the main event and here’s how you can watch.

By Jessica Lodge

Houston Astros shortstop Jeremy Pena (3) holds up the ALCS Most Valuable Player trophy after the Astros defeated the New York Yankees 6-5 in Game 4 of an American League Championship baseball series, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in New York. 

Now prepping for their fourth appearance in the last six years, our Houston Astros are about to return to their rightful place competing in the 2022 World Series. After completing a dominating 4-0 sweep against the New York Yankees in the Bronx, the boys at Minute Maid return home with heavy hardware as they are the American League champs yet again. If you’re a diehard fan who happens to have cut the cable cord, you may be wondering how you can watch the games. We can help, but first, let’s review.

Securing the AL pennant and as the winningest team in the league, ‘the Stros have earned a nice four days of rest and home field advantage. Hosting the National League Champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, in a best-of-seven series, games one and two are set to take place at Minute Maid Park as the series gets underway Friday at 7:03 p.m. Following the two home games, the Astros will square off against the Phillies in the city of brotherly love for games three and four October 31 and November 1. If necessary, game five will be slated to take place in Philadelphia November 2 and the team will travel back to Houston for games six and seven on November 4 and 5. 

Although we would all love the chance to experience what should be an electrifying series in our home stadium, ticket prices can put a damper on that dream. But don’t fret, there are a few silver linings as to how you can cheer on your ‘Stros from wherever. 

For fans who have access to cable, all World Series games will be broadcast on Fox. If you do not have access to cable, the games can be accessed through a number of online streaming services. If you have internet access, here are your options:

  • Sling TV: Users can purchase the orange package for $35 but get 50% off the first month.
  • MLB.TV: Postseason package can be purchased for $25.
  • Youtube TV: New users can choose the base plan for a discounted price of $55 for three months and a 5-day free trial.
  • Peacock: Choose between the premium plan for $5 and the premium plus for $10 with no ads.
  • Hulu: Bundle Hulu's live TV package with Disney+ and ESPN+ for $70 with ads or for $76 without ads.

If you want to hang out with friends and fellow fans, feel free to visit any local sports bar that will be offering Astros game day specials on food and drink. T-minus three days until we see our guys back on the diamond in the battle of the strongest, so buy up all the trendy championship merch your credit cards can buy and let’s cheer the Astros on to another World Series victory! 

Tickets for the World Series home games are now available for purchase here.

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