The final games

Sunday’s MLB games decided some of the AL postseason places, with the Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles all now assured of a playoff spot, but there is still plenty of drama to come over the next three days.

And that’s before we get into any potential tiebreaker situations for Thursday and Friday.

As you would expect, all games on Monday and Tuesday are being played in the evening local time, but there are some early starts on Wednesday.

Right now it doesn’t look like we’ll quite have the incredible final day that we witnessed last year and frankly it would be greedy to expect such a treat two years in a row. It’s not completely out of the question though and don’t forget that for four teams ‘making the playoffs’ simply means making a one-and-done Wild Card contest.

Getting to the playoffs is only the start of the journey.

All times are in BST.

Monday 1 October

No early games.

Tuesday 2 October

No early games.

Wednesday 3 October

17.35. Atlanta at Pittsburgh (Hudson – Burnett)
18.05. Philadelphia at Washington (Lee – Jackson)
19.20. Houston at Chicago Cubs (Norris – Wood)
20.35. Texas at Oakland (Dempster – Griffin) *BBC 5 Live Sports Extra
21.10. NY Mets at Miami (Hefner – Buehrle)
23.40. LA Angels at Seattle (Weaver – Beavan)

The BBC will join the Rangers-A’s game in progress on Wednesday after commentary from a Championship football game, with the MLB show pencilled in for a 21.45 start.  ESPN America have yet to decide which game they will be broadcasting that day.

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

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