How to watch Reds on MLB Sunday Leadoff on Roku

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Cincinnati Reds infielder Elly De La Cruz
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Good news, Reds fans! Major League Baseball has partnered with Roku to provide 18 free games over the course of the 2024 season, and the Cincinnati Reds will be part of the action. MLB and Roku announced a multi-year contract that will allow the streaming service air "Sunday Leadoff" beginning May 19, 2024.

Some baseball fans will remember NBC Sports' efforts to air late-morning or early-afternoon games on Sundays on the steaming service Peacock back in 2022. The new Sunday Leadoff will be quite similar, but unlike Peacock, Roku is a free streaming service.

How to watch Reds on MLB Sunday Leadoff on Roku

There are several ways to watch the Reds on The Roku Channel. All Roku players, Amazon Fire TV devices, and Google TV devices allow fans to access the Roku Channel. If you don't have a streaming device, go to to watch MLB Sunday Leadoff. Games will also be available on your mobile device with the Roku app.

Sunday Leadoff games will also be provided blackout-free to all subscribers. Just tap the Roku Game and watch every Sunday Leadoff game on the MLB app.

How many games will the Reds play on MLB Sunday Leadoff on Roku?

Sunday Leadoff's first game of 2024 is an early-afternoon contest between the Boston Red Sox and the Reds' division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. Cincinnati's first game on Roku will take place just before the MLB trade deadline on July 28th at 11:35 a.m. ET against the Tampa Bay Rays. Get ready to watch Elly De La Cruz, Spencer Steer, and the Reds go toe-to-toe with Kevin Cash's Rays.

Date/ Time

Sunday Leadoff Game

July 28 11:35 a.m. ET

Reds vs. Rays

Aug. 4 12:05 p.m. ET

Reds vs. Giants

Sept. 15 1:05 p.m. ET

Reds vs. Twins

The Reds will also play two more games on Roku before the close of the 2024 season. The Reds will welcome the San Francisco Giants to Great American Ball Park on Sunday, August 4th at 12:05 p.m. ET. The Minnesota Twins will then host the Reds for the final Sunday Leadoff game of the 2024 season on September 15th at 1:05 p.m. ET.

MLB has made efforts over the last few years to reach a broader audience with the addition of Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+. This latest venture will allow fans even more access to watch America's Favorite Pastime.

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