Games involving Judge, Pujols only available on Apple TV+

Sep 22, 2022, 11:23 PM | Updated: Sep 23, 2022, 11:25 am
FILE - New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge reacts after hitting a home run during the fi...

FILE - New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge reacts after hitting a home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, Saturday, June 11, 2022, in New York. If Aaron Judge passes Roger Maris, some lucky fan might become this generation's Sal Durante. As a 19-year-old in 1961, Durante caught Maris' record-breaking 61st home run. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fans looking to watch Aaron Judge’s pursuit of the AL home run record or Albert Pujols chase 700 homers live Friday night will need to it via streaming.

Apple TV+ has exclusive coverage of both games as part of its “Friday Night Baseball” package. The games were selected and announced in early August.

When games air nationally, it also means other networks can’t do live cut-ins. ESPN and MLB Network did that earlier in the week when games were only available on the team’s regional networks.

Fans can access both games Friday night on Apple TV+ for free and without the need for a subscription. The Apple TV app is on all Apple devices and can also be accessed on smart TVs, gaming consoles, and cable boxes.

This is the first season of Apple’s deal with Major League Baseball, which is part of a trend of leagues partnering with streaming platforms for a package of games.

Judge is at 60 homers as the New York Yankees host the Boston Red Sox. His next homer would tie him with Roger Maris for the AL record. Maris hit 61 for the Yankees in 1961.

Pujols’ St. Louis Cardinals visit the Los Angeles Dodgers. Pujols needs two to become the fourth player to reach the 700 home run milestone, but has not gone deep in his last six games.

Pujols played most of last season with the Dodgers after being released by the Los Angeles Angels. Of the 12 homers he hit for the Dodgers last season, eight came at Dodger Stadium.

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