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If there’s one thing Americans love more than anything, it’s perhaps sports. Because, the excitement and exhilaration you feel, as teams battle it out on the ground, cannot be fulfilled by anything else. We need our daily dose of sports if we are to survive, especially with the less than normal circumstance that we have encountered since the outbreak of COVID.

This year the game schedule was disrupted by the pandemic that took the globe in its grip. The game schedule remained uncertain for a while after Spring Training camps in Arizona and Florida were suspended. In June, it was announced MLB would begin the regular season in July—albeit games were reduced from 162 to just 60. And, on July 24 the first game kicked off between Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners.   

In the playoffs that took place in 2020, things were very different. Where once stadiums would be flooded with people chanting slogans and cheering their teams forward, this time they remained empty—due to the contagious nature of the novel Corona Virus. The only way fans could tune into the much-awaited season was through TV. While that was not the ideal alternative, it was the only option baseball lovers had.

With things not looking too bright in terms of the pandemic precautionary measures being relaxed soon, one cannot say whether the MLB season in 2021 will set off in empty stadiums or packed up with fans. So, today we are going to walk Houston Astros fans through the TV networks they can tune into during the next MLB season—the Spring Training is scheduled to set off on February 27, 2021.

If however, you are already subscribed to Charter Spectrum™, you are fortunate. Because Spectrum users can watch their beloved Astros Game without having to face any hiccup. Only that if you have recently joined the Spectrum Family, you may face inconvenience when trying to find the channel numbers you must tune into in order to watch Houston Astros games. And, that is exactly where our today’s article will come to your aid. By the time you finish reading, you’ll know exactly how to watch the Astros game on Spectrum Cable TV.  

Houston Astros and the World of Baseball

Baseball is the country’s favorite past time and perhaps no other team is as revered as the Houston Astros. This professional baseball team participates in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) West Division. The team started off in the National League (NL) where it played for 51 seasons until 2013 after which they switched to the AL.

Houston Astros entered the NL in 1962, around the same time as the New York Mets. At that time they were called Houston Colt .45s. After the moon landing, and following the Astros move to the Astrodome, the name changed to reflect Houston’s role as the host of the Johnson Space Centre.

The Astros played in the NL West division between 1969 and 1993, then switched to the Central division between 1994 and 2012 until, in 2013, they moved to the AL West.

In 1972, they posted their first winning record, and in 1980 made through the playoffs for the first time—progressively establishing their presence in the world of baseball. From there on out it was a tough ride. In 2005 they made their first World Series appearance but were crushed by the Chicago White Sox. The next decade was that of transformation for Houston Astros—utilizing Sabermetrics and innovative analytical technologies, Astros moved from being a franchise known for losing 100 games in 3 seasons to one that won 100 games in 3 straight seasons.

Without a doubt, Astros has given other teams good competition over the years. The team has been home to some great players like George Springer, Joe Niekro, Cesar Cedeno, Billy Wagner, Roy Oswalt, and Jimmy Wynn—watching each one of whom has been a privilege. It’s no wonder then baseball enthusiasts can’t wait for the Astros match.

Spectrum Cable TV Networks that Air MLB

The MLB tournament is not just the property of anyone network. Meaning there are multiple networks that have the broadcast rights to Major League Baseball games. So you can tune into anyone, and watch to your heart’s content. ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, FOX, FS1, and of course, the MLB Network. All these networks let you watch the game. One reason why Spectrum ensures almost all these networks are included in each of its three plans. So, whether you are subscribed to TV essentials with Spectrum Select, the well-balanced Spectrum Silver, or the rich Spectrum Gold, each way you will have access to more than one network which airs the Astros Game on Spectrum.

Channel Name

Spectrum TV Select

Spectrum TV Silver

Spectrum TV Gold

ESPN

Y

Y

Y

ESPN2

Y

Y

Y

FOX

Y

Y

Y

FS1

Y

Y

Y

TBS

Y

Y

Y

MLB Network

N

Y

Y

 

As you can see in the table above, each Spectrum plan gives access to all networks that air the Astros Game except the MLB Network. The MLB Network is available with Spectrum Silver and Gold, but not with Spectrum Select. So, if you are subscribed to Spectrum Select, and want to tune into the MLB Network, you have two options: either to upgrade to Spectrum Silver or the Spectrum Sports Package that includes the MLB Network. But, if you are game to catch your favorite team on any network, then there is plenty you can pick from even with your Spectrum Select subscription.

Channel Numbers for the Astros Game on Spectrum

Finding a Spectrum channel number can be a task because it changes from one location to another. Below you will find a table that gives you channel numbers for ESPN and ESPN 2, FOX, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network on Spectrum. If you do not find the respective channel number for your city or town in the listing, click here and get the answer based on your specific ZIP code.

State/City

ESPN |ESPN2

FOX |FS1

TBS

MLB Network

A

 

 

 

 

Albertville, AL

31/808 |32/809

5 |38/826

27/780

83/819

Austin, TX

52 |53

2 |97

65

95

Athens, GA

32/720 |33/721

5 |40/718

39/780

80/724

Avon, IN

36 |45

11 |62

23

419

Alexandria, KY

31 |32

4 |76

40

90

Auburn, ME

25 |26

4 |75

48

306

Allendale, MI

35/773 |34/771

11 |90/707

17/745

94/770

Albany, MN

29/800 |30/801

9 |70/811

18/767

15/804

B

 

 

 

 

Belleville, IL

35/800 |36/801

2 |43/811

51/780

80/804

Baton Rouge, LA

31/808 | 32/809

8 |36/824

27/780

93/819

Bakersfield, CA

26 |27

6 |76

32

111

Baker City, OR

27/818 |28/817

12 |85/823

40/768

36/809

Bristol, VA

31/808 |32/809

10 |36/824

27/780

93/819

C

 

 

 

 

Crisfield, MD

25/808 |26/809

5, 10|24/826

37/780

320/819

Charlotte, NC

39 |68

8 |67

24

306

Cincinnati, OH

30 |31

3 |55

6

326

Cleveland, OH

28 |29

8/1008 |75

33

326

Concord, VT

28/720 |29/721

9/709 |25/722

31/737

18/766

Cheyenne, WY

28/528 |29/529

10/510 |67/652

16/516

97/627

Clarksburg, WV

24/753 |25/754

7/707 |78, 148/794

36/757

98/802

D

 

 

 

 

Dallas, TX

34 |33

4 |56

44

306

G

 

 

 

 

Grand-Junction, CO

33/533 |34/534

7/507 |67/652

12/524

97/627

Greenville, SC

32 |33

12/712|39/826

28/780

320/819

Great-Falls, MT

30/531 |31/530

22/522 |67/652

43/543

97/627

H

 

 

 

 

Hayden, ID

24 |25

3/1206 |83

44

306

Harvard, MA

34/773 |35

6/786|39/763

33/745

70/766

K

 

 

 

 

Knoxville, TN

31/808 |32/809

11/711|36/824

27/780

93/819

Kansas City, KS

33 |34

6 |75

14

92

L

 

 

 

 

Lincoln, NH

31 |32

4 |92

47

306

Lincoln, NE

34 |35

9, 18 |75

16

92

Los Angeles, CA

64 |65

11/1206 |95

41

306

Los Angeles, CA

35/735 |36/736

11/711 |40

33/733

418/718

N

 

 

 

 

New York City, NY

28 |29

5 |400

8

306

O

 

 

 

 

Orlando, FL

29 |30

3/1035 |32

12

100

P

 

 

 

 

Picayune, MS

31/808 |32/809

8/708|36/824

27/780

93/819

R

 

 

 

 

Ridgefield-Park, NJ

15 |16

5 |400

74

306

Reno, NV

33/805|34/804

11/781|30/807

16/757

81/811

Rochester, NY

24 |25

7|82

49

306

S

 

 

 

 

Saint-Louis, MO

35/800 |36/801

2/702|43/811

51/780

80/804

Sheboygan, WI

29/660 |28/661

6/606 |32/672

35/626

84/666

T

 

 

 

 

Tampa, FL

27 |28

10/1013 |112

23

159

W

 

 

 

 

Wapato, WA

33/818 |34/817

3/784 |61/823

65/768

32/809

Waterford, PA

29 |30

6 |75

11

326

Winsted, CT

33/773 |34/771

6/786 |40/763

31/745

72/766

Y

 

 

 

 

Yuma, AZ

35 |36

39

38

306

 

The MLB Package for the Astros Game on Spectrum

Even with all these channels airing MLB, chances are hardcore baseball fans won’t be satisfied. If you are among them then fret not. Simply add on the MLB sports package from Spectrum and “cover all the bases” with MLB EXTRA INNINGSSM & MLB Strike Zone in addition to the MLB Network. This way you get to access to MLB Tonight, Live regular and post-season game telecasts, up-to-the-minute highlights, Live look-ins, breaking news, interviews, and insightful game analyses. Pretty rad, right? This package is the perfect addition to your Spectrum TV plan and will improve your baseball experience by many notches.

Final Words

When it comes to sports, Spectrum cable TV plans are perfectly balanced, making each interesting in its own right. You get a little of everything from news to lifestyle, popular entertainment to kids programming, and of course sports. The best part is Spectrum TV packages are value-packed. What’s more, Spectrum doesn’t bound you with contracts and is even willing to buyout an existing one if you choose to switch providers.

Spectrum Channel Lineup gives you a bit of everything, and you don’t have to compromise on your daily sports feed. You won’t just be able to watch the Astros game, but any game given the huge selection of sports networks on Spectrum TV.

Watching the game is quality time spent with family and friends. With people choosing to stay at home more, the atmosphere can get stressful. But, with effort in the right direction, you can turn this opportunity into a great bonding time. So, if by any chance you are not currently subscribed, give Spectrum Customer Service a call at 1-844-481-5997 and place your order. And, while you’re at it, we’d recommend you check out Spectrum TV bundles too. Because when you bundle Spectrum services, you get to benefit from discounted rates.

Remember the next season will be upon us before we know it!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the MLB package from Spectrum cost?

The price for the 2021 season is not out yet, but we can expect it to be in the neighborhood of $90 for the whole season. That sure sounds pricey, but for baseball fanatics, this is a worthy investment.

What channels air the Astros game on Spectrum?

If you have access to ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, FOX, FS1 and MLB Network watching the game shouldn’t be a problem.

Can I watch MLB online?

Of course, you can. However, it can prove to be a hassle as you’ll have to mix and match multiple plans from various platforms to get access to lots of playoffs. This also means you’ll end up paying a lot more. That is why we suggest you stick with Spectrum cable TV. It’s a safe bet and doesn’t strain pockets.