Six early games on Saturday

We’ve got six games starting before midnight U.K. time today, scheduled as two sets of three games.

ESPN America is concentrating on the Little League World Series this evening, before showing the Mariners-White Sox game from midnight.

All times are in BST.

18.05. Colorado at Chicago Cubs (White – Raley)
18.10. Houston at NY Mets (Abad – Dickey)
18.10. Oakland at Tampa Bay (McCarthy – Hellickson)
21.05. Minnesota at Texas (Duensing – Dempster)
21.05. St. Louis at Cincinnati (Garcia – Leake)
21.05. Atlanta at San Francisco (Minor vs Bumgarner)

The Giants have won their past five games to take a three-game lead over the Dodgers in the NL West. Madison Bumgarner returns to the mound today against the Braves after coming out on top in an excellent pitching duel with Clayton Kershaw on Monday.

The Cardinals have won four straight including the opening game of this big series with the Reds, meanwhile the Mets have lost six in a row and will be hoping they can provide R.A. Dickey with some run support against the Astros.

The A’s and Rays are in the unusual position of playing a series finale on a Saturday, as the three-game series was scheduled from Thursday to Saturday with Tropicana Field hosting a Republican National Convention tomorrow. The series is tied 1-1 after the A’s 5-4 victory on Friday night. Brandon McCarthy will be trying to rebound from a poor 3.1 inning display against the Twins on Monday.

All of these games are available to watch live via the MLB.TV subscription at MLB.com. The full schedule for today’s games can be found on MLB.com.

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