Watch Detroit Tigers Vs. New York Yankees Live Stream: Start Time, Preview, Yanks Must Win To Stay In Race

The Yankees now face a must-win situation in a game that will live stream from the Bronx on Friday when they face Detroit again with just 28 games left on their schedule. This following a crushing defeat on Thursday, when normally reliable reliever Dellin Betances surrendered a trio of home runs as the Bombers went down to defeat 8-7, as SNY TV reports, and fell eight-and-a-half games behind the Boston Red Sox in the American League East after they had earlier gained four games in the standings in just eight days,

The Yankees hoped to add some additional punch as they make a last-ditch effort to win the AL East and avoid playing a one-game "play-in" against a second Wild card team which appears likely to be the Oakland Athletics who have won 17 of their 25 games in August alone, per Baseball Reference. In that regard, they dealt two minor league prospects to the San Francisco Giants on Thursday to acquire former National League MVP Andrew McCutchen.

But according to the North Jersey Record newspaper, McCutchen has not yet arrived in New York and appears unlikely to play in the crucial Friday night game against Detroit. And on Friday they must face Yankee-killer Jordan Zimmerman, who holds a 3-1 record against the Bronx Bombers with a 3.90 ERA in his career, according to the MLB site.

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Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmerman has had great success against the Yankees in his career.

To find out how to watch a free live stream of the Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees Friday night game in the Bronx, see the streaming information at the bottom of this article. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time at the 47,000-seat Yankee Stadium in New York City, or 6:05 p.m. Central Time, 4:05 p.m. Pacific, on Friday, August 31.

For the Yankees, struggling ace Luis Severino takes the mound looking to stop New York's brief but damaging two-game losing streak. But Severino, after a slump in which he lost four of five starts, is on a two-game winning streak of his own, according to BR. In his most recent start, against the Baltimore Orioles, Severino lasted 5 2/3 innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out eight.

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Righty Luis Severino looks to stop the Yankees' two-game skid on Friday.

To watch a free live stream of the Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees, use the stream provided by ESPN+, the new, online subscription sports network of the sports media giant ESPN. The ESPN+ streaming network is available with a subscription fee of $4.99 per month but comes with a seven-day free trial. If the trial is canceled before the weeklong period, baseball fans can watch the Tigers-Yankees showdown at no charge.

Another way to watch the Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees matchup live stream for free is to use one of the multiple live stream feeds provided by MLB.TV, which charges a $29.99 monthly subscription fee but also comes with a seven-day free trial. That means the game may be streamed live via the MLB.TV site by anyone — without a fee if the trial is canceled within the weeklong period — though a quick signup for the free site membership is required. The Friday night Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees live stream can also be viewed for free using the MLB At Bat app for mobile devices, as well as on the MLB channel offered on set-top streaming boxes such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and others.