Do you want to watch your red-hot Milwaukee Brewers play their rival St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon but will not be around a television? Or maybe you don’t have cable?
You can watch the rubber match between the first-place Brewers and third-place Cards today for free on Facebook as part of its newly expanded partnership with Major League Baseball where they exclusively telecast one game a week. Back on April 11, the Brewers/Cardinals game was previously telecast on Facebook for the first time.
Major League Baseball announced a partnership with Facebook in March where they will have exclusive rights to stream 25 afternoon games on the social network in the U.S. It’s the first time a major U.S. league has agreed to show regular season games exclusively on Facebook, which has been building a portfolio of live sports.
With 1.4 billion active daily users, Facebook is the world’s biggest social network and has a very large reach that is still growing.
The Milwaukee Brewers are currently 35-21 and in first place in the NL Central. Junior Guerra (3-3, 2.98 ERA) will pitch for the Brewers today. Alex Reyes (4-1, 1.57 ERA) will start for St. Louis. First pitch will be at 12:10 p.m.