On Friday, multiple games will be available free on the MLB Network for viewers in out-of-market regions. One game that will be shown in the early afternoon will feature the Cincinnati Reds visiting the Chicago Cubs. The reigning World Series Champions have already clinched a spot in the postseason with a 90-69 record but will be looking for more momentum down the stretch. Here are the latest details on today's game including how fans can watch the Reds vs. Cubs game live streaming online.

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Heading into today's road game, the Cincinnati Reds are 1-4 over their last five games. Their most recent was a 4-3 loss to Milwaukee Brewers, a team vying for the final Nl Wild Card spot.

For the season, Cincinnati is batting .253 with 1,364 hits, 746 runs, and 219 home runs. They sport a 66-87 record on grass and a 24-34 record in games played during the day.

The Chicago Cubs are 4-1 over their past five games, having defeated the St. Louis Cardinals three times and the Brewers once. Both of those opponents are contending for the final NL Wild Card spot available, although the Colorado Rockies have the edge. Chicago has an 89-68 record playing on grass and a 36-35 record during daytime games. They've also hit 1,380 hits, 807 runs, and have 219 home runs for the season.

On the mound today for the Reds will be Robert Stephenson. The right-hander is 5-6 this season with a 4.86 ERA and 86 strikeouts. Jose Quintana gets the start for Chicago and is 7-3 overall with a 3.50 ERA and 93 strikeouts.

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The Chicago Cubs are -175 favorites heading into Friday's home game with the -1.5 runs also in their favor. The visiting Reds are +162 underdogs at various sportsbooks. For the over/underruns total, bettors are contemplating seven runs for the complete game.

How to watch it live

Friday's Cincinnati Reds vs. Chicago Cubs game will begin at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time. Live televised game coverage is available on the MLB Network, but only in out-of-market viewing regions. In the Cincinnati region, Fox Sports Ohio will have game coverage. In the Chicago viewing region, CSN Chicago is the channel to watch. There is also radio coverage on 670 The score.

For live streaming of today's MLB game, viewers have several options, depending on location. Fox Sports Go is the best option for anyone in the Cincinnati or Ohio viewing regions. In Chicago, Comcast's web portal or compatible apps should have the feed. For those in out of market areas, check out the m.mlb.com/network website for details on viewing a live stream feed.