The state of Iowa gets its first-ever regular-season baseball game when MLB Field of Dreams 2021 arrives on Thursday. This game features one team already locked for the postseason, while the other is still in the hunt. Will the New York Yankees or Chicago White Sox pick up the win? Here are our latest details including game odds, how to watch on TV, and the possibilities this is a playoff matchup.
MLB Field of Dreams 2021 matchup: Yankees vs. White Sox odds
The classic baseball movie Field of Dreams featured actor Kevin Costner as Ray Kinsella, who helped bring baseball to farmland in Dyersville, Iowa. That movie location still stands. On Thursday night, the Yankees and White Sox are scheduled to take the field constructed nearby, making them the first two teams to play a regular-season matchup there.
At 63-51, the New York Yankees are looking for any and every win as they continue to hold onto hopes of another playoff appearance. Tonight they’ll send leftie Andrew Heaney to the mound with his 7-8 record, 5.45 ERA, and 126 strikeouts.
Meanwhile, the White Sox are all but guaranteed their spot in the postseason. Their 67-48 record leads the AL Central with the second-place Indians 10 games back. Chicago’s All-Star Carlos Rodon (9-5, 2.38 ERA) will get the start Thursday and hope to keep the Yankees quiet at MLB Field of Dreams 2021.
The Yankees head into the game with multiple injuries including Gerrit Cole, Corey Kluber, and Luis Severino. The White Sox have catcher Yasmani Grandal listed on the 10-day IL.
The MLB odds for this game have the White Sox listed as a -160 favorite, with the comeback on the Yankees at +145. The over/under number is set at 9.5.
One thing’s for certain, longtime fans of the classic sports film and diehard baseball fans will eagerly be watching to see how this game plays out. Will there be home runs? It could be the first time an MLB longball travels into a cornfield to make some major league history!
How and when to watch the baseball game
Thursday, August 12 will be the date for the MLB Field of Dreams 2021 game. Viewers can watch beginning at 7:15 p.m. Eastern Time with FOX carrying the telecast.
Live stream online options are also available including the FOX Sports website or mobile app. This generally requires having a valid cable or satellite log-in to use. You can get the FOX Sports app here for mobile or streaming devices.
Other options to see the game might include live streaming services which offer Fox as part of their channel lineups. These might include Sling TV, Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and more. Check with the specific streaming service to see if they offer any free trial offers or specials for new customers.
Check out the Sports Odds Digest MLB page to see more news and rumors.