MLB this Week: Early games from Wednesday onwards

This week in MLB is slightly unusual as a number of teams are playing two-game Interleague series, under the new Interleague set-up.

The result is that there are only four games in total on Monday and neither that day or Tuesday offers any games starting before midnight U.K. time.

Things pick up on Wednesday and Thursday, though. Highlights include an R.A. Dickey start for the Blue Jays against the Rays, a Felix Hernandez start at SAFECO Field against the Pirates on Wednesday. Thursday games are highlighted by two excellent all-American League match-ups and a Stephen Strasburg home start for Washington against the Diamondbacks.

None of the early games are being shown live on ESPN America this week and there isn’t a game on BBC 5 Live Sports Extra, but starts by Felix Hernandez and Stephen Strasburg will be shown for free on MLB.com.

All times are in BST.

Monday 24 June

No early games

Tuesday 25 June

No early games

Wednesday 26 June

17.10. Toronto at Tampa Bay (Dickey – Hernandez)
17.40. Minnesota at Miami (Diamond – Koehler)
20.35. Cincinnati at Oakland (Bailey – Griffin)
20.40. Pittsburgh at Seattle (Gomez – Hernandez) *MLB.com Free Game of the Day
21.05. Colorado at Boston (Oswalt – Lackey)

Thursday 27 June

18.05. Texas at NY Yankees (Holland – Hughes)
18.08. LA Angels at Detroit (Weaver – Fister)
19.10. Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee (Garza – Peralta)
21.05. Arizona at Washington (Corbin – Strasburg) *MLB.com Free Game of the Day

Friday 28 June

22.05. Cleveland at Chicago White Sox (Carrasco – Santiago)

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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