MLB This Week: Good match-ups in prospect

It’s a slow start to the UK-evening viewing this working week, but the early MLB games pick up from there with some good match-ups among them.

Wednesday’s games include one from the important Astros-Mariners series, whilst the Brewers are at home against the Reds and the A’s are hosting the Rangers.

On Thursday there are three potentially exciting match-ups starting with Indians-Red Sox as a play-off preview.  The other two stand-outs depend on how the probable pitching schedules actually work out, but currently we’re due to have Aaron Nola and Max Scherzer squaring off in Washington, and Madison Bumgarner and Jacob deGrom going in New York.

We then end the working week, and start the Bank Holiday weekend, with an early game from Wrigley Field between the Cubs and Reds.

All times are in BST.

Monday 20 August

No early games

Tuesday 21 August

No early games

Wednesday 22 August

17:37 Orioles at Blue Jays (TBD, TBD)
19:10 Reds at Brewers (Stephenson (0-1), TBD)
19:10 Twins at White Sox (Gibson (7-9), TBD)
20:35 Rangers at Athletics (TBD, Jackson (4-2)) *Facebook Game
21:10 Astros at Mariners (TBD, Gonzales (12-8))

Thursday 23 August

18:05 Indians at Red Sox (Plutko (4-3), Price (13-6)) *BT Sport3
18:05 Phillies at Nationals (Nola (14-3), Scherzer (16-5))
18:10 White Sox at Tigers (TBD, TBD)
18:10 Giants at Mets (Bumgarner (4-5), deGrom (8-7))
20:10 Padres at Rockies (Lucchesi (6-7), Freeland (11-7))

Friday 24 August

19:20 Reds at Cubs (Harvey (6-7), TBD) *BT Sport/ESPN

All of these games are available to watch or listen to live via an MLB.TV subscription, other than the Facebook live game which is exclusive (but free) to Facebook subscribers. TV coverage of MLB in the UK comes courtesy of the BT Sport channels and these are highlighted above, as are any games that are available to view online for free via MLB.com. The above list of games just shows those starting before midnight UK time. The full schedule of MLB games can be found on MLB.com

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