Wednesday marks the non-waiver trade deadline as well as the final day of ESPN America.
If the probable pitching match-ups hold up, the final ‘early’ game on ESPN America could be a classic. The Washington Nationals are in Detroit to play an Interleague series against the Tigers and Wednesday’s game should see Gio Gonzalez and Justin Verlander on the mound.
BBC 5 Live Sports Extra is scheduled to provide coverage of an MLB game on Thursday evening after close of play at the first day of the Third Ashes Test. The provisional schedule has them coming on air at 19.00, so whichever game it is would be joined in progress.
On Friday we’ll have the first early MLB game on the new ESPN channel. Wrigley Field is the venue for a game between the Cubs and the Dodgers.
Monday 29 July
23.10. Tampa Bay at Boston (Price – Doubront)
Tuesday 30 July
19.20. Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs (Gallardo – Villanueva)
21.05. St. Louis at Pittsburgh (Lyons – Burnett) *ESPN America
Wednesday 31 July
18.08. Washington at Detroit (Gonzalez – Verlander) *ESPN America
20.35. Toronto at Oakland (Dickey – Colon)
20.40. Cincinnati at San Diego (Bailey – Stults)
Thursday 1 August
17.05. Chicago White Sox at Cleveland (Sale – Masterson) *MLB.com Free Game
17.40. NY Mets at Miami (Harvey – Koehler)
18.10. Kansas City at Minnesota (Shields – Diamond)
Friday 2 August
21.05. LA Dodgers at Chicago Cubs (Ryu – Wood) *ESPN
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