Fans of the Marlins and Brewers can enjoy three games of their four-game series at a convenient time, while there are two early installments in the Giants-Nationals series.
The game at Nationals Park on Tuesday only just falls into the pre-midnight bracket, starting at 23.35, although it should be one worth staying up for with Tim Lincecum and Jordan Zimmerman being the probable starting pitchers.
There is a varied cast of games scheduled for Wednesday, including potential starts by David Price for the Rays and the scuffling Cliff Lee for the Phillies. ESPN America concentrated on the X Games event over the past weekend at the expense of live baseball, but they make up for it with a triple bill on Wednesday – alongside early games on Tuesday and Thursday – with the two early games being followed by a Rangers v White Sox game from midnight.
After taking a break last week, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra will be bringing us some live baseball again this Thursday. The programme is scheduled to start at 19.00 although we’re still awaiting final confirmation on which of the 19.10 first pitch games will be featured (probably Rangers v White Sox) UPDATE: confirmed that it is Rangers v White Sox.
All times are in BST.
Monday 2 July
No early games
Tuesday 3 July
21.10. Miami at Milwaukee (Sanchez – Estrada) *ESPN America
23.35. San Francisco at Washington (Lincecum – Zimmermann) *MLB.com Free Game of the Day
Wednesday 4 July
16.05. San Francisco at Washington (Bumgarner – Jackson)
18.10. Philadelphia at NY Mets (Lee – Young) *ESPN America
18.35. Houston at Pittsburgh (Keuchel – Correia)
20.10. NY Yankees at Tampa Bay (Phelps – Price)
21.05. LA Angels at Cleveland (Santana – Lowe) *ESPN America
21.05. Boston at Oakland (Morales – Griffin)
21.10. Miami at Milwaukee (Johnson – Wolf)
21.10. Baltimore at Seattle (Arrieta – Noesi)
Thursday 5 July
18.05. Minnesota at Detroit (Diamond – Porcello)
19.10. Texas at Chicago White Sox (Harrison – Quintana) *ESPN America, BBC 5 Live Sports Extra
19.10. Miami at Milwaukee (Buehrle – Fiers)
Friday 6 July
No early games.
All of these games are available to watch live via the MLB.TV subscription at MLB.com. The early games being shown on ESPN America are highlighted above, while the full ESPN/ESPN America schedule can be found on their website. BBC 5 Live Sports Extra can be found on digital radio, digital TV and on the BBC.co.uk website (coverage on the website is only available to UK residents). The complete schedule for this week’s MLB games can be found on MLB.com.