The five games from Monday to Wednesday all include at least one team in the thick of the playoff race, while there are plenty of important games on Thursday as well.
It’s a little unclear from the BBC Radio schedule which game will be broadcast on 5 Live Sports Extra onThursday. Iindeed, some weeks recently the schedule hasn’t included any baseball initially, only for a game to be aired on Thursday after all.
The schedule currently states that Nat and Josh will provide coverage of the Brewers-Reds game and that’s how I’ve marked it on the list below. However, the show is scheduled to start at 18.30 which would be almost one hour into the game. They will go on air following a World Twenty20 game so it’s probable that they will be flexible with their choice of MLB game depending on when the cricket comes to an end.
All times are in BST.
Monday 24 September
18.05. Milwaukee at Washington (Estrada – Zimmermann) *ESPN America
21.05. Toronto at Baltimore (Alvarez – Johnson)
Tuesday 25 September
19.10. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox (Kluber – Liriano) *ESPN America
Wednesday 26 September
18.10. NY Yankees at Minnesota (Sabathia – Deduno) *ESPN America
23.35. LA Dodgers at San Diego (Capuano – Richard)
Thursday 27 September
17.35. Milwaukee at Cincinnati (Peralta – Arroyo) *BBC 5 Live Sports Extra
18.05. Kansas City at Detroit (Mendoza – Fister)
18.10. Pittsburgh at NY Mets (Correia – Dickey) *ESPN America
19.05. Oakland at Texas (Blackley – Harrison)
20.10. Chicago Cubs at Colorado (Volstad – Chacin)
20.35. Seattle at LA Angels (Iwakuma – Haren) *MLB.com Free Game of the Day
20.45. Arizona at San Francisco (Corbin – Zito)
Friday 28 September
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 Ex 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