Cincinnati Reds phenom Hunter Greene will make his third start on Apple TV. And it's free.

For the second week in a row, the Cincinnati Reds will be on the new national primetime showcase and this time it takes place in Cincinnati. 

The Reds return to Apple TV+ Friday for the third “Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+” for its third home game of the season against the first-place St. Louis Cardinals. The game starts at 6:40 p.m. The game is also the first fireworks Friday game. 

A week ago, the Reds made their debut on the new stream-based broadcast against the Dodgers on Jackie Robinson Day. 

The Reds lost that game after a disastrous eighth inning and haven’t won a game since April 10 in Atlanta, Cincinnati’s 2-11 record is the worst in baseball in the early season as 13 players have joined the injured list, including 2021 National League Rookie of the Year Jonathan India, who got hurt in the last Apple TV+ game. 

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The Reds are expected to get pitcher Lucas Sims back for the first Cardinals game. 

Here’s what you need to know to watch the Reds play the Cardinals on Apple TV+. 

The Reds vs. Cardinals game is free on Apple TV+

Like last week’s game against the Dodgers, the Reds and Cardinals series opener in Great American Ballpark is free to watch on Apple TV+. 

Eventually the Friday night games on Apple will need a paid subscription but for now the streaming platform is airing them for free. 

Here’s how to watch Reds vs. Cardinals game on Apple TV, MLB.TV

Access the game by launching the Apple TV app and watch the game that way. Or you can watch game through MLB.TV app. The game will also be streamed on Apple TV’s website.

Do I need an Apple account to watch the Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals?

Yes. You don’t have to pay for the Apple TV subscription, but you do need to have an Apple ID. If you watch the game on the Apple website, you will need an Apple ID. 

Who is announcing the Apple TV Cincinnati and St. Louis game?

Calling the Reds game will be a newly assembled broadcast team this season. Here’s who is calling the game: 

  • Melanie Newman (play-by-play)
  • Chris Young (analyst)
  • Hannah Keyser (analyst)
  • Brooke Fletcher (reporter)

Hunter Greene is on the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals

Hunter Greene will make his first national TV, prime time start as well as his first start in Cincinnati. The hard-throwing rookie set a record for the most 100 mph pitches thrown in his last start.

He went to Twitter to ask Reds fans to come out to the ballpark for the start. 

When are the Reds on Apple TV+ Friday night baseball?

The streaming service has announced their schedule up to June 24. The Reds are not scheduled to appear on Friday Night Baseball after the Cardinals game. 

When are the Reds on ‘Sunday Morning Baseball’?

“Friday Night Baseball” isn’t the only new streaming option this year. NBC’s streaming platform Peacock will have “Sunday Morning Baseball” schedule this season. And the Reds will be on that in May. 

There are 18 Sunday Morning Baseball games on the schedule, and the Reds will play the Giants at 11:30 a.m. on May 29. 

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