The week starts with a bonus early game as the White Sox and Royals make up their postponed game from Friday. The Royals have won the first two games of the series and will look for ‘Big Game’ James Shields to complete the sweep in an exciting pitching match-up with Chris Sale.
ESPN America is offering MLB double-headers on both Wednesday and Thursday evening.
The Mariners and Pirates aren’t featured a great deal on the channel so the first game on Wednesday offers the perfect opportunity to watch those teams, especially as it brings together Felix Hernandez and A.J. Burnett in a very promising encounter at the beautiful PNC Park
BBC 5 Live Sports Extra is scheduled to provide coverage of the Yankees-Rockies game from Coors Field on Thursday.
All times are in BST.
Monday 6 May
19.10. Chicago White Sox at Kansas City (Sale – Shields)
Tuesday 7 May
No early games
Wednesday 8 May
17.35. Atlanta at Cincinnati (Minor – Leake)
17.35. Seattle at Pittsburgh (Hernandez – Burnett) *ESPN America
19.20. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (Westbrook – Villanueva)
20.40. Miami at San Diego (Nolasco – Marquis) *MLB.com Free Game of the Day
20.45. Philadelphia at San Francisco (Pettibone – Zito) *ESPN America
Thursday 9 May
17.05. Oakland at Cleveland (Colon – Kazmir) *ESPN America
20.10. NY Yankees at Colorado (Sabathia – Francis) *BBC 5LSX, ESPN America
Friday 10 May
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