Early MLB games on 4 days out of 5

There are MLB games starting before midnight U.K. time on four of the five days this working week.

The early games begin with Daisuke Matsuzaka making his return from injury for the Boston Red Sox against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.

After a lull on Tuesday, we have four early games on Wednesday that all include at least one playoff contender, before five games on Thursday and then a Friday day-game from Wrigley Field between the Chicago Cubs and San Francisco Giants.

ESPN America reverts back to its normal position of showing plenty of live MLB games following the conclusion of the Little League World Series this past weekend. There is no mid-week MLB game on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra this week.

All times are in BST.

Monday 27 August

18.35. Kansas City at Boston (Hochevar – Matsuzaka) *ESPN America

Tuesday 28 August

No early games

Wednesday 29 August

18.05. Toronto at NY Yankees (Villanueva – Sabathia) *ESPN America
20.10. LA Dodgers at Colorado (Capuano – Pomeranz) *MLB.com Free Game of the Day
20.40. Cincinnati at Arizona (Latos – Corbin)
23.35. Atlanta at San Diego (Hanson – Stults)

Thursday 30 August

17.05. Oakland at Cleveland (Parker – Masterson)
17.35. Chicago White Sox at Baltimore (Quintana – Britton)
18.05. NY Mets at Philadelphia (Niese – Kendrick) *ESPN America
18.10. Seattle at Minnesota (Beavan – Duensing)
19.20. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (Marcum – Raley)

Friday 31 August

19.20. San Francisco at Chicago Cubs (Bumgarner – Volstad) *ESPN America

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.

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