Arguably the most intriguing series this week takes place in Milwaukee where the Brewers host NL Central rivals the Cincinnati Reds. The third and final game of the series is a day-game on Wednesday and on the current schedule would see Mike Leake and Kyle Lohse toeing the rubber. The game will be shown in the UK on BT Sport 1.
Elsewhere, Trevor Bauer has seemed to settle in well to life with the Indians and he should start on Wednesday against Kyle Gibson and the Twins, whilst Stephen Strasburg starts for the Nationals against the Rockies and Bartolo Colon gets a start in Seattle in an interleague match-up that sadly denies us the always funny sight of watching him in the batter’s box.
On Thursday, the Blue Jays’ exciting young pitcher Marcus Stroman takes on the Red Sox, with Tim Hudson and Cole Hamels lining up for what should be a strong pitching match-up in Philadelphia (provided Hamels hasn’t been traded by then, of course) and Jeff Samardzija should make his fourth start for the A’s after his recent trade from the Cubs.
The Cubs are in action at Wrigley Field in the lone early game on Friday, taking on the St. Louis Cardinals.
The MLB.com Free Game of the Day schedule hadn’t been published at time of writing, so any applicable games will be added in below when the details are available.
All times are in BST.
Monday 21 July
No early games
Tuesday 22 July
No early games
Wednesday 23 July
18:10. Cleveland at Minnesota (Bauer – Gibson)
19:10. Kansas City at Chicago White Sox (Shields – Quintana)
19:10. Cincinnati at Milwaukee (Leake – Lohse) *BT Sport 1
20:10. Washington at Colorado (Strasburg – De La Rosa)
20:40. NY Mets at Seattle (Colon – Iwakuma)
20:40. Detroit at Arizona (Sanchez – Cahill)
Thursday 24 July
17:37. Boston at Toronto (De La Rosa – Stroman)
18:05. Texas at NY Yankees (Lewis – McCarthy)
18:05. San Francisco at Philadelphia (Hudson – Hamels) *BT Sport 2
20:35. Houston at Oakland (Feldman – Samardzija) *ESPN
Friday 24 July
21:05. St. Louis at Chicago Cubs (Kelly – Arrieta) *ESPN
All of these games are available to watch live via the MLB.TV subscription at MLB.com. The early games being shown on BT Sport or ESPN are highlighted above. The complete schedule for this week’s MLB games can be found on MLB.com