Dodgers vs Padres live stream: how to watch 2023 MLB series online from anywhere – Game 2

NL West foes go toe-to-toe for Game 2 at Petco Park

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Watch Dodgers vs Padres live stream

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Dates: Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7
TV channel: TNT, ESPN, NBA TV (US) | Sky Sports (UK) | TSN (CA)
Free live stream: Kayo Sports FREE trial (AUS)
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In the US, you can watch the entire Dodgers vs Padres series on MLB.TV. Game 3 is also being nationally televised on ESPN. MLB fans in Australia can tap into a free Dodgers vs Padres Game 3 live stream with a free trial of Kayo Sports. TSN and Sportsnet have split the series in Canada, while Games 2 and 3 are on BT Sport in the UK. Full details on how to watch the Dodgers vs Padres where you are just below.

Dodgers vs Padres TV schedule

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Game 1: Padres 5 – 2 Dodgers
Game 2: Sat, May 6, 8.40pm ET / 5.40pm PT / 1.40am BST (Sun) / 10.40am AEST (Sun)
Game 3: Sun, May 7, 7.08pm ET / 4.08pm PT / 12.08am BST (Mon) / 9.08am AEST (Mon)

Watch Dodgers vs Padres series: Game 2 preview

Two home runs from Fernando Tatis Jr helped the Padres take down the Dodgers in the first meeting of these two rivals in 2023. Game 2 takes place today with the home side looking to make this another series for the team from LA to forget after the Padres spoiled the Dodgers party last season.

The Padres had shown signs of life of late heading into last night's game already. Their gripping defeat of the Giants in Mexico City made headlines for all the right reasons for a change and they look in a strong position to continue their run of form.

The Dodgers, meanwhile, will need to dust themselves down and try again tonight. There's no J.D. Martinez to help out but LA should still have enough in the line-up to do better than their 5-2 defeat. Can they turn it around at Petco Park?

Follow our guide as we explain how you can get a Dodgers vs Padres live stream and watch MLB from anywhere.

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How to watch Dodgers vs Padres: live stream MLB in the US without cable


The entire Dodgers vs Padres series is being live streamed on MLB.TV in the US. ESPN is also nationally televising Game 3.

MLB.TV shows every game of the 2023 regular season. The streaming service is primarily suited to fans based outside of their home team's city, as all games are subject to local blackout restrictions.

However, if you happen to be traveling and need to catch your team in-market, you can get around this by taking the VPN route, which will virtually re-locate you, making it look like you're accessing the service from elsewhere in an out-of-market location.

A subscription to MLB.TV costs $139.99 for the season, though a single-team package is also available, costing $119.99. You can also pick up a monthly subscription for $24.99 per month.

Sling Orange

As mentioned above, Game 3 of this Dodgers vs Padres series is also being shown on ESPN, which shows plenty more MLB action throughout the season.

If you don't have the channel on cable, it's available via Sling TV, an excellent OTT streaming service that includes many other channels that show the baseball.

The Sling Orange plan costs $40 per month and also includes TBS, with ABC coverage available via simulcasts on ESPN3, which also comes with the package. 

Sling Blue, meanwhile, offers Fox, FS1 and TBS, but not the ESPN channels. It costs $45 per month. The combined Sling Orange & Blue plan will get you all of the channels above, plus plenty more, for $60 per month.

Whichever plan you choose, you can get your first month for half-price

How to watch Dodgers vs Padres from anywhere

MLB blackout rules mean that you can't use its otherwise comprehensive MLB.TV streaming service to watch teams within your own market - fine for Yankees fans living in Seattle, not so great for those in the Bronx.

It's a real pain for cord-cutters, but fortunately, VPNs help you get around this by allowing you to relocate your IP address to a different location. This means if you're an out-of-market fan that happens to be traveling to your team's home location, for example, you can still watch the game without any issues.

A VPN will also work when trying to access your regular MLB streaming service (or any other sports and entertainment streaming service) from abroad when geo-restrictions would otherwise block the coverage. VPNs are legal, secure and easy to use.

Use a VPN to watch a Dodgers vs Padres live stream from anywhere:

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Once you've downloaded the software, just follow the prompts to install it then select the location you want to relocate your IP address to - it really is that easy.

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Dodgers vs Padres live stream: how to watch MLB for FREE in Australia

Kayo Sports

MLB fans in Australia can watch Dodgers vs Padres Game 3 for free via Kayo Sports, which offers all new users a FREE 7-day trial.

Kayo lets you stream on one device with its One plan (AU$25/month), two devices with Basic (AU$30/month), and three devices Premium (AU$35 a month).

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including cricket, NBA, NHL, PGA Tour golf, NRL, F1... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Fox.

It's also being shown on ESPN via Foxtel

An even better option for die-hard baseball fans is MLB.TV, which is live streaming the entire Dodgers vs Padres series, along with every game of the season. A subscription currently costs US$149.99.

Not in Australia right now? Use a VPN if you're away from home, in order to tap into your domestic coverage.

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How to watch Dodgers vs Padres: live stream MLB in Canada


In Canada, Games 1 and 3 of this Dodgers vs Padres series are being shown on TSN, while Game 2 is being live streamed by Sportsnet.

If you get TSN as part of your cable deal, you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider for access to a Dodgers vs Padres live stream. 

If you don't have cable, you can subscribe to TSN on a streaming-only basis from CA$19.99 a month or $199.90 each year.

Sportsnet is the official coverage provider for the Blue Jays, with its SN Now service starting at just $14.99 per month.

Another great option is again MLB.TV, which is showing every game of the season, for US$149.99. Only Blue Jays games are subject to blackouts, but as described above, a good VPN will help you get around those.

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How to watch Dodgers vs Padres: live stream MLB online in the UK

BT Sport

BT Sport is showing Games 2 and 3 of this Dodgers vs Padres series in the UK, though be warned that all of the action takes place extremely late at night.

Check out our guide to the best BT Sport deals, offers, and packages. Alternatively, a more flexible option is BT's £30 Monthly Pass, which gets you access to everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment.

That includes Champions League, Premier League, Serie A and Europa League football, UFC, Premiership Rugby and the European Rugby Champions Cup, international cricket, MotoGP, Major League Baseball, and plenty more.

MLB.TV, meanwhile, costs US$149.99 for access to every single game of the season - including the entirety of this series. 

If you find yourself outside the UK and want to watch MLB like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action. 

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Dates: Friday, May 5 - Sunday, May 7
TV channel: TNT, ESPN, NBA TV (US) | Sky Sports (UK) | TSN (CA)
Free live stream: Kayo Sports FREE trial (AUS)
Use ExpressVPN to watch any stream
Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.