MLB this Week: Potential Latos-Harvey match-up on Wednesday

There are ten MLB games currently scheduled to begin before midnight U.K. time this working week.

Hisashi Iwakuma has arguably been Seattle’s best pitcher this season and he’ll look to help his team avoid a series sweep in the finale against Cleveland on Monday. The Indians have won the first three games of their series against the Mariners, including a victory against Felix Hernandez on Sunday.

Meanwhile, in Toronto, Tampa Bay will call up pitching prospect Jake Odorizzi as a replacement for the injured David Price. Odorizzi was one of the prospects the Rays obtained from the Kansas City Royals when they traded away James Shields.

The probable pitching match-up that jumps out at you from the group on Wednesday takes place at Citi Field. Mat Latos and Matt Harvey should meet in an exciting game between the Reds and Mets.

On Thursday, Edwin Jackson and Jeanmar Gomez are the scheduled starting pitchers for the BBC 5 Live Sports Extra game on Thursday, starting a little earlier than usual at 17.35.

All times are in BST.

Monday 20 May

17.05. Seattle at Cleveland (Iwakuma – Kazmir) *ESPN America
18.07. Tampa Bay at Toronto (Odorizzi – Jenkins)

Tuesday 21 May

No early games

Wednesday 22 May

17.10. Minnesota at Atlanta (Worley – Maholm) *ESPN America
18.10. LA Dodgers at Milwaukee (Ryu – Peralta)
18.10. Cincinnati at NY Mets (Latos – Harvey)
19.05. Oakland at Texas  (Parker – Tepesch)
20.10. Arizona at Colorado (Cahill – De La Rosa)
20.45. Washington at San Francisco (Gonzalez – Bumgarner) *ESPN America
21.37. Tampa Bay at Toronto (Hellickson – Buehrle)

Thursday 23 May

17.35. Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh (Jackson – Gomez) *BBC 5LSX, ESPN America

Friday 24 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

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